In Memory of Genevieve Marie MacNeil August 7, 1923 – September 28, 2012

Genevieve Marie MacNeil passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of September 28 at the age of 89. Genevieve is predeceased by her husband Michael Angus. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Rose, children Robert (Maureen), Deborah (Kelly), Donald (Linette) and Patrick and grandchildren Kerry, Dana, David, Shannon, James, Ewan and Arianna. Genie…

BCPA 2012/2013 Membership and Mini-Gathering / Knockout entries available

Welcome to the 2012/2013 Season and the 81st season for BCPA!Membership information and registration is now available on the membership page. Note the change to discounts for joining other piping associations and societies this year, we will be providing rebates rather than up front discounts as registration happens at different times during the season for some societies.…

Notice of Special General Meeting September 30, 2012

Notice of Special General Meeting Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Time: 10:30 am Venue: Lecture Hall AQ 3182, Academic Quadrangle, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BCPlease see this attached document for details on the proposals and rationale.Please note that comments or questions can be directed to secretary@bcpipers.org

Upcoming dates and events

With the return to school for many members and the start of a new season soon upon us, the BCPA would like to provide advance notice of the dates and venues of several important events occuring over the next several months. Mini-Gatherings The Mini-Gatherings return to their previous location of Pitt River Middle School, 2070…

Competition rule updates and background

These documents are a followup to BCPA Board of Directors decisions in February and April 2012 on proposed revisions to competition rules submitted by members from the call for submissions in January 2012

Solo Piping Rules, Rev 13

Competition Rules proposed changes and background document

Top results from BCPA bands at the Worlds 2012

Robert Malcolm Memorial G3 wins the 3A World Championship 2013

The top result of the day from the BCPA bands who worked so hard this year and took on the world was Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 3A winning the World Championship. Congratulations to the band for the dedication, talent and success on the day. Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 4 took on the challenge in the Novice Juvenile grade…

Final 2012 BCPA Grand Aggregate Standings

Congratulations to all of the competitors who worked hard to prepare music for evaluation by talented adjudicators from both our region and abroad this season. It’s a valuable skill, learning to prepare for competition events and being able to take constructive criticism and apply it, and then try to improve with the next competition. Final…

2012 Pacific Northwest Highland Games results

All results from the Pacific Northwest Highland Games can now be found on the RESULTS page. A few photos from the games are available on the ALBUMS page, please email comments@bcpipers.org with any photo albums from the weekend we can share. Updated and final Season Grand Aggregate results will be uploaded tomorrow.

Portland Highland Games Results

All results from the Portland Highland Games can now be found on the RESULTS page. Photos from the games are available on the ALBUMS page. Updated Grand Aggregate results can now be found on the RESULTS page. The photos are now an external link, if you have photo albums from these or any other previous games you would like to share…

Canmore Gets Kilted! Canmore Highland Games September 2nd

Several BCPA region pipers and drummers have signed up for these games, others may be interested: The well-known Canmore Highland Games is coming Labour Day weekend when Canmore gets kilted – Sunday, September 2nd at Centennial Park in the incredible Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. In the presentation of its’ 22nd Annual event, expect the colours, sounds…