Portland Highland Games Results

All results from the Portland Highland Games can now be found on the RESULTS page. Photos from the games are available on the ALBUMS page. Updated Grand Aggregate results can now be found on the RESULTS page. The photos are now an external link, if you have photo albums from these or any other previous games you would like to share…

Canmore Gets Kilted! Canmore Highland Games September 2nd

Several BCPA region pipers and drummers have signed up for these games, others may be interested: The well-known Canmore Highland Games is coming Labour Day weekend when Canmore gets kilted – Sunday, September 2nd at Centennial Park in the incredible Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. In the presentation of its’ 22nd Annual event, expect the colours, sounds…

Celtic Arts Foundation Announces Campaign

The Celtic Arts Foundation, presenters of the Skagit Valley Highland Games, Masters of Scottish Arts Concert, and Celtic Arts Winter School programs announced a capital campaign to acquire an office space for the non-profit organization in Mount Vernon, WA.  Over $133,000 has already been raised in pledges and donations, more than two thirds of the $200,000 campaign…

BC Highland Games Results

BC Highland Games Full Results and Pipe Band Tally Sheets are now available on the RESULTS page. Updated Grand Aggregate Standings are now available on the RESULTS page. Two albums are now available on the ALBUMS page.

Learn to Play Pipes & Drums

BCPA has an 80 year history of encouraging youth and adults to learn and improve their skills at the  Great Highland Bagpipe and Scottish Snare, Tenor, and Bass drumming.  Experience the enjoyment of playing music, working together in teams, traveling, and developing leadership skills and life-long friendships across the world Piping and drumming offers many benefits to…

Vancouver Bans Bagpipes to Public Outcry and Overturns Ban

The week before the 80th Annual Gathering of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association, the Engineering Department of the City of Vancouver issued a new bylaw to ban bagpipes, drums tambourines, bongos and other percussion instruments from receiving busking permits in the city of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The story was brought to the attention of the media in…

Piobaireachd Club – March 30th 2012

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Meeting Report March 30th , 2012  Keeping with tradition, the March club meeting was at the home of Bob, Mary and Edward McIlwaine. They were gracious hosts and there was again a fine selection of cheeses to accompany an oatcake. The piper of the month was Alastair Lee. He played Lament for “King George III”. This…

2010/2011 Membership Survey Results

Thanks to the members who filled out survey responses at the end of the season last year.  The BCPA Board initiated an online survey of the BCPA membership to gain member’s ratings of satisfaction with and importance of BCPA programs, services and support activities provided during the 2010/11 season. The purpose of the survey is…

Piobaireachd Club – February 25th, 2012

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB MEETING REPORT Friday, February 25th, 2012 It was a rather rainy Friday, but the Hilder family were gracious hosts to a fine night of piobaireachd playing. The feature piper of the month, and his first time playing at the club, was Joe Stewart. Joe hails from the Seattle area and recently had successes at…

BCPA Support of Local Highland Games

Letter to BCPA membership on supporting Highland Games in your area, including specific request for the BC Highland Games The BCPA Board of Directors requests that all members read the attached letter encouraging support for Highland Games in your area/region and, for those members in the Metro Vancouver area, to act on the specific request…