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…

Auditions for the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces

Audition application deadline is November 2nd for the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserves. Employment available April through August, education reimbursment and other benefits. Call 1-877-858-3205 or visit the Canadian Forces website, audition information at that link. The Band of the Ceremonial Guard is part of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserves. It forms each…

Band Promotions for the 2012/2013 season

Colin MacKenzie, James P. Troy, and Scott Robertson were asked to serve on the seasonal band grading committee by the BCPA Board. The committee met on September 23rd and provided recommendations, approved by the Board of Directors, using the following information: The 2012 season Band Performance Ratings Summaries compiled and provided by Andrew Bonar, Solo…

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