Jack Lee wins Bratach Gorm, Ed McIlwaine wins B Grade Piobaireachd at 2014 Scottish Piping Society of London

Ed McIlwaine: B Grade Piob & Jack Lee, Bratach Gorm winner at 2014 Scottish Piping Society of London. Photo credit: Robert Wallace, http://pipingpress.com

Kevin McLean wins 2014 George Sherriff Memorial Grade 1 MSR, and 2nd overall

2014 George Sherriff Memorial - Kevin McLean 1st MSR (42)

Liam Hilder wins 2014 George Sherriff Invitational Amateur Championship. November 15, 2014. Hamilton, Ontairo.

Liam Hilder, 2014 George Sherriff Memorial Winner. Photo credit: Bob Worrall and 2014 George Sherriff Memorial organizing committee

Liam Hilder wins 2014 Nicol Brown Invitational Amateur Championship and the MSR. October 6, 2014, Albany New York


Mini Gathering details

Here’s a map link that pinpoints the exact entrance to the parkade at SFU that participants should use for the mini-gathering. https://maps.google.ca/maps?sll=49.2802772%2C-122.9227778&sspn=0.0215013%2C0.0439462&cid=0&q=49°16%2749.0″N+122°55%2722.0″W&output=classic&dg=ntvb Here’s a campus map: .  http://www.sfu.ca/fs/files/Campus_Profile/Campus_Maps/sfu_campus_map_2013_14x8_handout_color.pdf. We recommend that once participants have entered the parade, they should park on the topmost level on the roof, close to the West Mall Centre.  This will put their car on the…

Ceilidh Open Contest & panel of 10, Instructors Conference, GA Awards, AGM

Membership, Surveys, Mini-Gatherings and Ceilidhs, Oh My!

Membership forms available, Mini Gathering entries, Calendar updated Registration is available on the Membership page. There have been a bunch of changes, review the bullet points before re-registering for 2014/2015.  Mini Gathering entries are available on the Mini-Gatherings page, and the first few events of 2014/2015 have been added to our Calendar page. 2013/2014 Membership…

BCPA Fall 2014 Events

Due to declining interest on behalf of Knockout competitors and spectators as well as an increased financial loss attributed to the event over the past several years, the BC Pipers’ Association has made the difficult decision not to host the Knockout contest this season. However, the BCPA understands the desire of many members to continue…

Solo promotions for the 2014/2015 season

PNW Highland Games Program – schedule mistake in program

The Pacific Northwest Highland Games program was intended to point people to the piping and drumming tent for the official schedule, however, the 2012 schedule was accidentally printed. Please don’t rely on the program schedule for piping and drumming, but refer to the posted schedule, and ultimately, the piping and drumming tent schedule on the day…

Pacific Northwest Highland Games – Important Competitor note


Memorial: Jim MacDonald 8/28/1932 – 7/23/2014


Jim MacDonald, a past member of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and a past President of the BCPA in the 1970s passed away on July 16. His Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. Further details are at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theprovince/obituary.aspx?n=james-macdonald&pid=171800443#sthash.dwRUGEwv.dpuf 

Kamloops, Portland, Skagit Valley schedules and orders of play available/updated


The Kamloops Highland Games, Portland Highland Games, and  Skagit Valley Highland Games, schedules and orders of play have been posted and/or updated this week. Today, the piping schedule was updated for Skagit Valley. Check the latest information at the Order of Play links on our home page. See you this weekend! Photo mosaic from the BC…

Willie McCallum to provide workshop and perform benefit recital at Skagit Highland Games

Willie McCallum Picture

Eight-time Glenfiddich champion piper, Willie McCallum, is giving an instructional workshop on Friday, July 10th in Mount Vernon, as part of the 20th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games.  Space is limited for the workshop, which runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm on July 10th.  The cost is $60, and includes lunch.  Please contact Beth@Celticarts.org to register…

BCPA welcomes Phil Cunningham and the New Zealand Youth Pipe Band to BC

NZ Youth Band