2016 Annual Gathering Online Entry will be open on February 5

Vancouver Police Department recognizes two SFU Pipe Band members for bravery

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 two members of the piping and drumming community, Brian and Graham Haddon, were awarded the Certificate of Merit for their roles in saving a woman injured in a traffic accident in August 2014. The Certificate of Merit is the highest civilian honour awarded by the Vancouver Police Board. Brian, a…

Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital – February 13, 2016

The BCPA is pleased to announce the Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital sponsored by Andrew Bonar. The top five pipers in the 2015 BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate standing will each perform a medley of various musical styles. The best performance will receive the newly sponsored Boney Music Invitational trophy. Date and Time:…

James P. Troy wins US Gold Medal Piobaireachd, Winter Storm, January 15, 2016, Kansas City, MO

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA member and area players for their competitive achievements at the 2016 Winter Storm on January 15 in Kansas City, MO. James P. Troy – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd John Lee – 2nd United States Silver Medal Piobaireachd Andrew Lee – 3rd North American Professional Ceol…

Notice of Rescheduled Special General Meeting – February 13, 2016

A Special General Meeting of the BC Pipers Association has been called by the BCPA Board of Directors for Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus. At site registration will begin at 2:30 pm. Free parking will be available in C Lot from 2:00 pm…

BCPA Annual Stewarding Conference – February 20, 2016

The BCPA Annual Stewards Conference takes place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2Z1. Those interested in becoming a BCPA Steward are also welcome to attend. For those who cannot attend in person at the school, the conference will…

Celebration of Life Tribute to P/M Andy Perrie, Vancouver Police Pipe Band, Jan 10, 2016

Glen Richards of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band has provided the following announcement on a celebration of life tribute to long time band member and pipe major Andy Perrie.   SAVE A DATE SUNDAY JANUARY 10, 2016 1:00PM TO 4:00PM TRIBUTE TO ANDY PERRIE LOCATION THE TAURUS CLUB UNIT 298 ADDRESS 3917 MAIN STREET VANCOUVER…

2016 Victoria Highland Games Association news release on the expansion of their Games

BCPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REMINDER

British Columbia’s First Bagpipe Maker

Friday Piobaireachd Club Featuring Kevin McLean

A reminder of the Piobaireachd Club meeting this Friday, December 4 at the home of Jack and Christine Lee. Kevin McLean will be the featured piper for the evening playing The Red Speckled Bull. Kevin won the piobaireachd event at both the George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Competition and also at the Nicol-Brown…

The passing of Drum Major Ollie Hamilton, CD, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band

Orville “Ollie” Hamilton, CD, longtime member and drum major of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2015, age 89. A celebration of life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, BurkeView Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam, on Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 am. Further details are…