Congratulations dues rebate winners – still time to take the 2011/2012 Survey!

Thanks to everyone who completed the BCPA Survey of Members Satisfaction for the 2011/12 Season. Congratulations to these winners, who were randomly drawn to receive a dues rebate after entering the drawing before the deadline. Liam Diamond Kevin Dougan Ian Sinclair We’re still interested in receiving your feedback, if you haven’t taken the survey (reduced significantly…

BCPA Pro Knockout Tunes, Results and Recordings – updated

We upgraded our live streaming capability, but had difficulty getting the device to connect to the network, and we missed the first two competitors trying to troubleshoot the problem, unfortunately. We reverted to the old method and continued, but still had a few issues throughout the evening. Video links have been added for the rest…

Take the 2011/2012 Season Survey!

Reminder to BCPA members: Take our 2011/2012 season survey. There’s still time to win a rebate on your membership dues, up to the limit of the cost of a family membership. We’ve extended the deadline for eligibility for our drawing until Friday 11/16 at 6:00 PM! Don’t forget to renew your membership before the Annual General Meeting Saturday…

BCPA TV begins Season 3 with live streaming of the November 10 Piping Knockout and Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony

The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to begin Season 3 of “BCPA TV”. Results posted here.  Since February 2011 when BCPA became the pioneer in live Internet streaming of solo piping and drumming competitions, the global piping and drumming community has taken up the mantle, with the 2012 Glenfiddich Piping Championship live broadcast on the…

In memory of Lillian Reid, March 11, 1919 – October 18, 2012

Lillian Reid passed away on Thursday, October 18th in Comox, BC.  She was the widow of Alex Reid, who predeceased her in 1982.  She was the loving mother of Sheila, Jim, Sandy, and Mary-Ann.  Lillian is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Lillian’s husband, Alex, was a well-known piper and teacher in Vancouver,…

New BCPA website

The new website is up and working. Everything about the new website is easier to manage and update, easier to find old posts, has a new slideshow celebrating the successes of our members at out of area events that will be easy to keep updated and generally an updated look and feel. We received a…

Mini Gathering #1 order of play posted

  Welcome to the first event of the 2012/2013 season! We will be trying out the new website this week, but here’s the link to the order of play for the first mini-gathering of the year on November 3rd. Pitt River Middle School, doors open at 11:00 am, competitions at noon. Visit the Mini-Gatherings page for more…

Jack Lee wins Piobaireachd at Glenfiddich

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Jack Lee won the Piobaireachd at the Glenfiddich Piping Championship on October 27, 2012. Jack was the first piper from North America to ever win the overall event in 2003.  Congratulations to the winner Iain Spears, his first time winning the event, to WiIlie McCallum, the MSR winner, and to all of the competitors at the…

Next Piobaireachd Club Meeting December 14th

Mark your calendar. The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be: When: December 14 at 7:30 pm Where: The Lee Family house. 19514 – 76  Ave.  Surrey The piper of the month will be Hal Senyk. All young pipers are encouraged to come out, bring your pipes and play a tune, or even part of a tune. In other…

BCPA Annual General Meeting Nov 10, 2012

The BC Pipers’ Association Annual General Meeting will be held in the afternoon before the Professional Piping Knockout competition on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the Caber Feidh room (upstairs) of the Scottish Cultural Centre. The Scottish Cultural Centre is located at 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC. Registration will begin at 1:30 pm and the meeting…