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Vancouver Bans Bagpipes to Public Outcry and Overturns Ban

The week before the 80th Annual Gathering of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association, the Engineering Department of the City of Vancouver issued a new bylaw to ban bagpipes, drums tambourines, bongos and other percussion instruments from receiving busking permits in the city of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The story was brought to the attention of the media in…

Piobaireachd Club – March 30th 2012

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Meeting Report March 30th , 2012  Keeping with tradition, the March club meeting was at the home of Bob, Mary and Edward McIlwaine. They were gracious hosts and there was again a fine selection of cheeses to accompany an oatcake. The piper of the month was Alastair Lee. He played Lament for “King George III”. This…

2010/2011 Membership Survey Results

Thanks to the members who filled out survey responses at the end of the season last year.  The BCPA Board initiated an online survey of the BCPA membership to gain member’s ratings of satisfaction with and importance of BCPA programs, services and support activities provided during the 2010/11 season. The purpose of the survey is…

Piobaireachd Club – February 25th, 2012

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB MEETING REPORT Friday, February 25th, 2012 It was a rather rainy Friday, but the Hilder family were gracious hosts to a fine night of piobaireachd playing. The feature piper of the month, and his first time playing at the club, was Joe Stewart. Joe hails from the Seattle area and recently had successes at…