Pipe Major Needed – South Fraser Pipes and Drums

Lee, Knichel, Kreger, and Kennedy capture top prizes at Winter Storm, January 12, 2018, Kansas City, MO

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2018 Winter Storm on January 12 in Kansas City, MO. Alastair Lee – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd Zephan Knichel – 1st United States Silver Medal Piobaireachd Bryce Kreger – 1st North American Grade 1 Amateur…

Announcement of the Campbell River Highland Gathering – August 11, 2018

Background: Work has been underway for several years by various people to try to restore the events that were the BC Legion Highland Games. This work has come to fruition with the establishment of the “Campbell River Highland Gathering”. While not strictly for legion pipe bands, the organizers indicate the Gathering will be loosely based…

The passing of Terry McHardy

BCPA has been informed of the November 29 passing of Terry McHardy, a former Pipe Major of the Seaforth Cadets Pipe Band, Vancouver Police officer, and manager of J.T. McHardy’s Scottish Supplies in downtown Vancouver in the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Terry’s father was John T. McHardy, Pipe Major of the 2nd battalion…

New Bellingham Scottish Gathering debuts June 2, 2018 at Hovander Homestead Park

The new Bellingham Scottish Gathering, lead by well known Whatcom County highland dancing teacher, judge, and competition organizer Heather Richendrfer, begins its inaugural highland games and Scottish festival on Saturday June 2, 2018 at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale, WA. The press release for the announcement is located here. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Bellingham-Scottish-Gathering-Press-Release-12-17.pdf BCPA is pleased that piping,…

BCPA members win top prizes at the 2017 George Sherriff Memorial Invitational competition

BCPA congratulates the following BCPA members on their prizes at the 2017 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Piping Invitational competition on November 18 in Hamilton, ON.   Alistair Bevan – Overall winner – 2nd 6/8 Marches – 3rd March, Strathspey & Reel – 3rd Piobaireachd Tori Killoran – 1st March, Strathspey & Reel – 3rd 6/8…

2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

The results of the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. http://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ Photos from the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering and the 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. http://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ Our thanks to St. Andrew and Caledonian Society (SACS) Vice President Bill Murray for presenting the SACS…

BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards Ceremony – November 4, 2017

The 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony will take place at 10:15 am Saturday November 4, before the start of the Mini-Gathering, at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC. Executives of the St. Andrew and Caledonian Society will be presenting the trophies and shields to the winners.   Come out and…

Application Deadline for Fall BCPA Tuition Bursaries and new Piobaireachd Bursaries

The Fall deadline to apply for the BCPA Tuition Bursaries is Sunday Nov 5, 2017. Information about the tuition bursaries and the 2017 application form can be found on the website at: http://www.bcpipers.org/services/grants-bursaries/ Also, BCPA is pleased to announce the addition of the Neil O. Stubberfield Piobaireachd Bursaries, in memory of Neil Stubberfield, a long…

Notice of BCPA Annual General Meeting – November 25, 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the BC Pipers Association will be on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6.  The meeting will be located in Maggie Bentson Centre (MBC) Room 2290. The Maggie Bentson Centre is directly across Convocation…

2017 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule of Events

2017 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

A link to the Orders of Play for the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering is now posted here. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-NOV-BCPA-MiniGathering-OOP.pdf The complete schedule of events will be posted later on November 1, 2017. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here. https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/event-2666370