Category: events

Annual Gathering Ceilidh returns in its original format at a new location!

The Annual Gathering Committee has secured an arrangement with SFU’s Meetings, Events and Conference Services Department to hold the Annual Gathering Ceilidh at the Halpern Centre, which is the building directly west of Images Theatre (where the band contest will be held) on Saturday, March 30th. The Ceilidh will be for all ages, with non-alcoholic…

Update on the Annual Gathering Ceilidh Format

The Annual Gathering Committee and I would like to thank the 163 people who provided their opinions and comments via the survey on the Annual Gathering Ceilidh Format. It was the largest response to any BCPA survey and we are grateful for your input, as it provided some clear direction on the difficult problem we…

Time Sensitive: Annual Gathering Ceilidh Format Survey

The BC Pipers’ Association seeks your prompt input to determine what format the 2013 Annual Gathering Ceilidh should take, given recent limitations imposed by the venue. In January, the Annual Gathering organizing committee planned for a Ceilidh area in the Atrium of the SFU Maggie Benston Centre that would enable all ages of people to…

BCPA Pro Knockout Final to stream live

The BC Pipers’ Association announces live streaming of the Final round of the 2013 BCPA Knockouts. BCPA became a pioneer in live Internet streaming of solo piping and drumming competitions in January 2011 and has improved the broadcast quality during this season, and is investigating options for removing commercial interruptions in future events. The final…