2016 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play and Grand Aggregate Awards

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November Mini-Gathering A link to the Orders of Play for the 2016 November Mini-Gathering is now posted here. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016NovBCPAMiniGatheringOOP.pdf All solo events start at 11:00 am on Saturday November 5 The complete schedule of solo events will be posted on Wednesday, November 2. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here. http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/event-2341232 Grand…

Application Deadline for BCPA Bursaries

BCPA Annual Ceilidh and Volunteer Recognitions Evening – November 12th

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The BCPA 2016 Annual Ceilidh is coming soon. Order your tickets today. TICKETS: Purchase your tickets to the ceilidh here. The BCPA Annual Ceilidh is the annual social event for the Association. It features recognitions for BCPA volunteers during the past season and social piping and drumming performances from members of the audience. We encourage you…

Rehearsal for Salute to Veterans – Saturday, October 29

BC’s RCMP E. Division Pipe Band performs in Beijing, China for international festival

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It was a trip of a lifetime for 30 members of the RCMP E. Division Pipe Band based out of Surrey, BC. To celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary, the band including spouses and five highland dancers from the RCMP K. Division Pipe Band in Edmonton travelled to Beijing, China on September 26 for the Beijing…

Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band Accepting New Members

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The Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band will be celebrating its 15th season this year, and are beginning to plan a trip to the World Pipe Band Championships Glasgow in 2020.  We are currently accepting new players for both piping and drumming.  Anyone interested may contact: secretary@chcpb.ca for details on how to join. For more information…

Celebration of Life for BCPA Life Member Jimmy Wilson – October 15, 2016

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A celebration of the life of Jimmy Wilson will be held on Saturday October 15 at 10 am at Valley View Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 14644 72nd Ave, Surrey, BC, V3S 2E7 His obituary is located here. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=james-wilson&pid=181700066&fhid=5867 Pipers and drummers are encouraged to bring their instruments to play as a massed band to…

Inviting All Bands to Participate in the 2016 Salute to Veterans at BC Lions Game – UPDATE

At their home game on November 5, 2016 vs the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the BC LIons Half-time Show  will feature a Salute to Veterans & Military Valour. The half-time salute will feature Pipe & Drum Bands, Colour Parties, Veterans, Canadian Forces, Cadets, First Responders & members of Veterans Organizations. Please see the attached poster for details.…

The passing of BCPA Life Member Jimmy Wilson – UPDATE

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UPDATE: A celebration of the life of Jimmy Wilson will be held on Saturday October 15 at 10 am at Valley View Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 14644 72nd Ave, Surrey, BC, V3S 2E7 BCPA Life Member and respected piping teacher Jimmy Wilson passed away on the morning of September 23, 2016. He taught hundreds of…

2016 St. Andrew’s Ball: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Delta Police Pipe Band Recruiting New Members

The Delta Police Pipe Band is recruiting pipers, tenors and side drummers to join our talented team. We are a non-competition Parade and Performance Pipe and Drum Corps and we are very proud to represent the Delta Police Department and the Municipality of Delta at events throughout Canada and around the world. If you are…

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Host Highland Homecoming – Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Vancouver’s Infantry Regiment, invite all to attend Highland Homecoming, on Saturday, September 24, 2016. This day of celebration will include a parade, ceremonies and a military tattoo as the Regiment returns to the Seaforth Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street, after four years away. The event is free for all to…

2016/17 BCPA Membership Application/Renewal and Mini-Gatherings Online Entry Open

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BCPA new memberships and membership renewals for 2016/17 are now open here. You can use the online system or print out the PDF form and mail in. Also, the 2016/17 BCPA Mini-Gatherings online entry is now open here. For the Mini-Gatherings, only online entries are accepted. Please support the Association by renewing or taking out…

Piobaireachd Club begins their 2016/17 season on Friday October 21

The first Piobaireachd Club meeting of the 2016/17 season is on Friday, October 21 starting at 7:30 pm. It will be hosted by Ron Sutherland at his residence, 4169 Lions Avenue, North Vancouver, BC. Those who have not been before, it is in the highlands; which is fitting for piobaireachd. The feature piper will be…

Promotions for the 2016/17 season, Mini-Gatherings, Grand Aggregate Awards, and Membership Renewal

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Promotions for the 2016/17 season have been announced and are available on the Promotions page. Congratulations to all competitors for your dedicated practice last season. The 2016/17 BCPA Mini-Gatherings will be on Saturdays November 5 and February 18 at Pitt River Middle School, Port Coquitlam, BC. The 2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony will take…