Proposed New and Changed Rules for BCPA Members Comments

We are seeking the comments of BCPA members on proposed new and changed competition rules contained in the following PDF document:  Proposed New and Changed Rules for BCPA Members Comment 2013  Please provide your comments at  http://tinyurl.com/2013MCPR  by January 15, 2014. Board of Directors decisions on the proposals will be announced in late February 2014.

December 15 deadline for eligibility for rebate of your BCPA Membership Dues

This is a reminder to renew your BCPA Membership and complete the BCPA Survey of Members Satisfaction for the 2012/13 Season by December 15, 2013 to be eligible for a random draw of three BCPA membership dues rebates (to a maximum of $65 each). The link to the members satisfaction survey is here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMBBQX3 The link to…

Piobaireachd Club Meeting Reminder – Friday

BCPA Survey of Members Satisfaction for the 2012/13 Season

Congratulations to Laura Devlin (Oregon), Ross Lamont (BC), and Gregory MacDonald (BC) who won the random draw of a rebate of their BCPA membership dues by renewing their BCPA membership and completing the BCPA Survey of Members Satisfaction for the 2012/13 Season by the early bird deadline of October 31, 2013. As a BONUS, for those who…

Canadian screening of “Pipes & Sticks on Route 66” This Sunday Dec 1st

Results from Mini Gathering #1 and Knockout first round available

Simon Fraser University Centre for Scottish Studies – Gathering of the Scots event – December 7, 2013

A Round Table Discussion for a Renewed and Revitalized Scottish Community in Metro Vancouver The SFU Centre for Scottish Studies is hosting a round table discussion with some of the prominent Scottish societies and associations in the Lower Mainland. The intent of this gathering is to map out a blueprint for how we can join…

Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming Memorial Fund

Balanced pipe band competition schedule update for 2013/14 season

The BCPA Highland Games balanced competition schedule proposal was agreed to by the Games representatives in February, and the document has just been uploaded to the Rules page. Sorry for the delay. Bands should take a look at the document to prepare for the upcoming season. Please note there are pages for even numbered years…

Next Piobaireachd Club Meeting December 6th

The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be held at the home of Jack and Christine Lee. It will be on Friday, December 6th starting at 7:30pm Hal Senyk will be the featured piper for the evening, and as is the tradition for the pre-Christmas gathering, there will hopefully be lots of young pipers featured as…

Aaron Stone wins 2013 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Competition

Aaron Stone of Sedro-Woolley, Washington won the overall title at the 2013 George Sherriff Amateur Invitational Memorial Solo Piping Competition, held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Hamilton, Ontario on November 17, 2013. Aaron won the Piobaireachd contest with The Park Piobaireachd #2, as well as the March, Strathspey & Reel contest with “The Duke…

BCPA TV begins Season 4 with live streaming of the November 9 Piping Knockout and Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony

The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to begin Season 4 of “BCPA TV”.   Apologies for the late posting. 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 and 2013 Glenfiddich Piping Championships live…