Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipes & Drums Highland Homecoming, September 2016

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Vancouver Police Pipe Band performs at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, August 2016

Picture credit: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Delta Police Pipe Band performs with Sir Paul McCartney, April 2016

Picture credit: Mike

Vancouver Police Pipe Band at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Vancouver Police Pipe Band at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Photo credit: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is like no other, it is the model on which all other tattoos are based. The thrill of marching through the Gatehouse and over the drawbridge in a massed band of over 200 musicians will raise the neck hairs of the most experienced piper or drummer. The attached article from…

Calgary Stampede Call for Pipers and Drummers

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The Calgary Stampede Visiting Bands Committee is looking for pipers and drummers from across Canada to form the Calgary Stampede Sesquicentennial Pipes and Drums celebrating Canada’s 150. Represent your province or territory at the 2017 Calgary Stampede. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2016. For more information, please contact swilton@calgarystampede.com

Next Piobaireachd Club Meeting December 9th

The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be held at the home of Jack and Christine Lee, 19514 76 Ave., Surrey. It will be on Friday, December 9th starting at 7:30pm Alan Bevan, the featured piper for the evening, placed third in the Open Piobaireachd at the London competition (Gillies Cup). And as is the tradition…

2016 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and 2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

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The results of the 2016 November BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. http://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ Photos from the 2016 November BCPA Mini-Gathering and the 2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. http://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ Our thanks to St. Andrew and Caledonian Society (SACS) President Cilla Bachop and Vice President Bill Murray…

2016 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule posted – Updated

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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…