Category: Community

Canadian Snowbird Pipers and Drummers Join the Palm Springs Pipe Band During Your Stay

Robert Heggie, Co-Founder of the Palm Springs Pipe Band, says their numbers swell in the winter with Canadian Snowbirds. Any Canadian Snowbird pipers and drummers who are planning a trip to Palm Springs, CA this winter, bring your instruments along and feel free to join the the Palm Springs Pipe Band during your stay. For more…

August 29, 1970 – Vancouver Kiwanis Boys Pipe Band wins the Juvenile grade Cowal Championship

Forward by BCPA President Rob MacNeil The 1970 Scotland trip by the Vancouver Kiwanis Boys Pipe Band was a remarkable competitive achievement and a catalytic event that sparked the rapid rise of BC pipe bands on the international competitive stage. The pioneering vision and drive of piping instructor and BCPA Life Member Malcolm Nicholson to take…

Celtic Arts Foundation welcomes Fred Morrison – Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1

Fred Morris

The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to present the 7th Annual Autumn Smallpipes Workshop from Friday, September 29th – Sunday, October 1st.  Instructors include Gold Medalist Fred Morrison, and well-known Vermont, USA Smallpiper, Iain MacHarg.  Mostly geared for intermediate and advanced players, workshop time will be split between Reelpipe, Smallpipe and whistle instructions.  Music sessions…

Relive the 1948 Seattle Scottish Highland Games

Recently, BCPA received from the family of the late Chester MacNeill of Portland many old souvenir programmes of highland games in the Pacific Northwest. The earliest programme was from the Vancouver St. Andrew & Caledonian Society’s 1926 Caledonian Games, held at Hastings Park (currently the site of the Pacific National Exhibition in northeast Vancouver). In…