Alastair Lee and Grant Maxwell win the 2014 BCPA Knockout Finals

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Alastair Lee of Coquitlam, BC and Grant Maxwell of Surrey, BC won the BCPA Knockout Finals in Piping and Side Drumming, respectively, at the association’s Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 15  before an audience of over 100 attendees. Alastair captured the Davie Moore Memorial trophy, which was dedicated over thirty years ago by the Clan…

Memorial George Stephen Geddes 1950 – 2014

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Steve Geddes, an outstanding piper and one of the founding members of the City of Victoria Pipe band passed away on March 4, 2014. For the 30 year life of the band, he successfully wore two hats as pipe sergeant and band manager.   Stevie, as he was affectionately known in the band, was a formidable…

Mini Gathering, Aggregate winners, and Knockout Results available

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The Mini-Gathering results from February 15, the top 3 Aggregate standings from the Mini-Gatherings, and the Knockout results are all available on the Results page. Congratulations to the top 3 competitors in the Mini-Gathering Aggregate standings. They automatically receive a ticket to the Annual Dinner March 15 at the Scottish Cultural Centre. Please see the Annual…

BCPA Knockout Season 4 – Results Update

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Results Update: Congratulations to Alastair Lee, Alexander Schiele, and Andrew Bonar in the piping event, and Gavin MacRae, Graham Haddon and Grant Maxwell in the Drumming event. Final Round: Annual Dinner Saturday March 15, 2014, Scottish Cultural Center The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to announce the second broadcast of Season 4 of “BCPA TV”. Since February…

Saturday Feb 8th: Knockout Semifinals

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Join us Saturday for the next biggest event of the season, the BCPipers Association Pro Piping & Drumming Knockout Semi-Finals! Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 4 and White Spot Pipe Band will provide entertainment, and beverages are available for purchase. Visit our Knockouts page for more information! Doors open at 6:00pm, contest starts at 7:00pm.

New Penticton event brings to life old Celtic traditions July 5th

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A new event will bring the culture of the Scottish Highlands to the Okanagan Valley this summer. The first annual Penticton Scottish Festival is confirmed for Saturday July 5, 2014 at King’s Park in Penticton, BC. “We’re inviting all pipe bands, drummers and solo pipers to come and compete.”, says Penticton Scottish Festival Chair Brian…

Leslie MacKay Memorial

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  Lesley MacKay, former piper in the Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band and daughter of former BCPA Chief Steward Archie MacKay, passed away on January 15, 2014. Lesley courageously battled cancer for many years and chronicled her fight in her frequent Facebook postings. Through her determination, she was able to watch her daughter play with the…