The passing of Pipe Major Andy Perrie, Vancouver Police Pipe Band

Pipe Major Andy Perrie VPPB

Andrew “Andy” Perrie, the longest serving pipe major and band member in the history of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band passed away on September 5, 2015. Andy joined the Vancouver Police and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band in 1951, served as pipe major from 1967 to 1984, and band member until 2011. His obituary will…

Updated: The Passing of Ron MacLeod, O.C., Life Member

Ron MacLeod BCPA Annual Dinner 2011 (784)

Ron MacLeod, Officer of the Order of Canada and Life Member of the BC Pipers’ Association passed away on January 15, 2015. He was one of the founding members of the Piobaireachd Club and he made a great contribution to piping in BC through his compilation of piobaireachd histories. He was a strong supporter and promoter…

Memorial: Jim MacDonald 8/28/1932 – 7/23/2014


Jim MacDonald, a past member of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and a past President of the BCPA in the 1970s passed away on July 16. His Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. Further details are at 

Memorial: Colin MacRae Sr. 11/7/1928 – 4/20/2014

colin macrae sr

Colin MacRae Sr. was widely respected and admired for his influence on piping in the Northwest. The son of Alexander MacRae, founder of the Washington Scottish and the Seattle Pipe Bands, he started taking piping lessons in 1939 from Alistair MacMillan of Tacoma in the old style of Piobaireachd and was long strongly involved in the Northwest…