Membership Survey on Proposed Changes to Grand Aggregate Status

The BCPA Board of Directors is requesting the input of all BCPA Members with respect to proposed changes to the granting of Grand Aggregate Status to Highland Games Associations operating in the BCPA jurisdiction. Please take a few minutes to read this letter to the membership and complete the membership survey. A link to the survey is…

Piobaireachd Club – March 25th, 2011

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Friday March 25th, 2011 A thank you to Bob and Mary McIlwaine who hosted a fine night of piobaireachd playing. The first piper of the night was John Lee playing “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute”.  John won the C grade piobaireachd at the Cowal Highland Games playing this tune. Lady MacDonald was the second wife of Alexander MacDonald…

Piobaireachd Club – February 25th 2011

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Meeting Report February 25th 2011 A bitterly cold day in February, but there was a warm reception at the Hilder family household for a fine night of piobaireachd. Andrew Bonar was the first piper of the evening. Andrew played  “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand” which was the tune he played to win the silver…

BCPA Knockout Semi-finals, Feb 12 2011

2011 KO Finalists; BCPA Professional Piping and Drumming finalists were decided Saturday, February 12. Those going through are pictured here. Full results of the semi-final round can be seen HERE. Scott Wood, Jori Chisholm, Kyle Wallis, Will Nichols and Grant Maxwell, Missing, Andrew Bonar.

Piobaireachd Club – December 3rd, 2010

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB  Meeting Report December 3rd, 2010 The pre-Christmas club meeting was held at the home of Jack and Christine Lee.  The pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts were treated to many tunes and also a wide variety of tasty treats at Christine’s laden table. First piper to play was Hal Senyk.  Hal warmed up his instrument with a…

Piobaireachd Club – October 22nd, 2010

Piobaireachd Club Meeting Report October 22nd, 2010 The birth of the piobaireachd club was Fall of 1990 so we were in fact starting into our 20th year. The first meeting of the fall was held at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland in the highlands of North Vancouver. The first piper of the night…

Piobaireachd Club – March 5, 2010

PIOBAIREACHED CLUB Report Friday, March 5th , 2010 The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be at the home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland. When: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 Address: 4169 Lions Avenue,  North Vancouver. Time: 7:30 P.M. Featured Piper: Jack Lee Jack won the Clasp this year at Inverness.   Jack will play  “MacLeod of Tallisker’s Salute”…

Piobaireachd Club – Friday, December 4th, 2009

Piobaireachd Club Report Friday, December 4th, 2009 A big thank you to Ron MacLeod who has managed the e-mail list for the Piobaireachd club since the club started to use e-mails.  He asked if I would take on this task and I’m sure he will keep a watchful eye to make sure I cross my…

Earle Joseph Hewitt “Joe” III 1946 – 2009

The BCPA Members and executive offer their condolences to the family and friends  of Joe Hewitt on his passing Nov. 25 2009. Earle Joseph Hewitt “Joe” III Hewitt, Joe 63 08-31-1946 11-25-2009 Earle Joseph “Joe” Hewitt III died peacefully early Wednesday morning at Signature Hospice House with his wife and daughter at his side. Joe…

Piobaireachd Club – October 16, 2009

Piobaireachd Club October 16, 2009  Another wet and stormy night set the stage for appreciation of the warm hospitality of Ron and Eileen Sutherland on the evening of Friday, October 16th, 2009. Club members gathered with an expectation of a fine evening of the ‘great music’ and were blessed with some outstanding renditions. Jack Lee led…

Piobaireachd Club – March 27, 2009

Piobaireachd Club Meeting 27-03-09 A hospitable host and the ‘great music’ – what more can a person expect in this life? Alex Chisamore once again played the role of host to perfection. The meeting at the J.P. Fell Armoury in North Vancouver was a joy to attend. Kyle Banta led off with MacKintosh’s Banner, followed by Annie…

Piobaireachd Club – February 20, 2009

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB MEETING 20-02-09 By virtue of a miracle, it was a clear and starry evening when members trooped to the McIlwaine residence for an evening of cèol mòr, the ‘great music’. The hosts were as generous as ever with heaps of oatcakes and scones along with other goodies. Edward McIlwaine led off with Lament for Red…

Piobaireachd Club – November 28, 2008

 PIOBAIREACHD CLUB November 28, 2008 Another wet and stormy night in beautiful B.C. Is there something about a pending Club meeting that brings on the wind and rain? Perhaps the small Celtic gods were upset. If so, there was no evidence of that once inside the warm receptive home of Jack and Christine Lee. The…

Piobaireachd Club – November 3, 2008

  Greetings,  a short report on a performance that deserves better. Regards, the other Ron Piobaireachd Club  03-10-08 Another dark and stormy night outside. A brilliant night of piping inside! The home of Ron and Eileen Sutherland was well stocked with people, sociability and enthusiasm. First up was Andrew Lee playing the tune that won him second…

Piobaireachd Club – April 25, 2008

Piobaireachd Club April 25th, 2008 On a fine Friday evening that gave promise of better weather to come, the Club convened in the Sergeant’s Mess of the J.P. Fell Armoury, North Vancouver. Pipe Major Alex Chisamore had kindly extended an invitation that was just too good to refuse. The hospitality was outstanding and the aura of the…