Membership, Surveys, Mini-Gatherings and Ceilidhs, Oh My!

Membership forms available, Mini Gathering entries, Calendar updated Registration is available on the Membership page. There have been a bunch of changes, review the bullet points before re-registering for 2014/2015.  Mini Gathering entries are available on the Mini-Gatherings page, and the first few events of 2014/2015 have been added to our Calendar page. 2013/2014 Membership…

BCPA Fall 2014 Events

Due to declining interest on behalf of Knockout competitors and spectators as well as an increased financial loss attributed to the event over the past several years, the BC Pipers’ Association has made the difficult decision not to host the Knockout contest this season. However, the BCPA understands the desire of many members to continue…

Solo promotions for the 2014/2015 season

PNW Highland Games Program – schedule mistake in program

The Pacific Northwest Highland Games program was intended to point people to the piping and drumming tent for the official schedule, however, the 2012 schedule was accidentally printed. Please don’t rely on the program schedule for piping and drumming, but refer to the posted schedule, and ultimately, the piping and drumming tent schedule on the day…

Pacific Northwest Highland Games – Important Competitor note


Memorial: Jim MacDonald 8/28/1932 – 7/23/2014


Jim MacDonald, a past member of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and a past President of the BCPA in the 1970s passed away on July 16. His Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. Further details are at 

Kamloops, Portland, Skagit Valley schedules and orders of play available/updated


The Kamloops Highland Games, Portland Highland Games, and  Skagit Valley Highland Games, schedules and orders of play have been posted and/or updated this week. Today, the piping schedule was updated for Skagit Valley. Check the latest information at the Order of Play links on our home page. See you this weekend! Photo mosaic from the BC…

Willie McCallum to provide workshop and perform benefit recital at Skagit Highland Games

Willie McCallum Picture

Eight-time Glenfiddich champion piper, Willie McCallum, is giving an instructional workshop on Friday, July 10th in Mount Vernon, as part of the 20th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games.  Space is limited for the workshop, which runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm on July 10th.  The cost is $60, and includes lunch.  Please contact to register…

BCPA welcomes Phil Cunningham and the New Zealand Youth Pipe Band to BC

NZ Youth Band

BCPA is pleased to welcome renowned Scottish folk musician Phil Cunningham and the New Zealand Youth Pipe Band to BC during the weeks of July 6 and 13. Phil Cunningham is producing a BBC documentary “Pipe Dreams” and will be filming at the Piping Hot Summer Drummer School at Silver Star Resort in Vernon during the week of…

News, Photos, Flickr, Penticton Schedule, Adjudicators, Aggregates…


Announcing the new Flickr photo albums for BCPA. Visit our Photo Albums for new photos from the BC Highland Games, Bellingham Highland Games and the Annual Gathering, or follow us on flickr by clicking the image below. Note; the current page isn’t working well on most mobile devices; we’re investigating options to address that (it’s a…

BC Highland Games Order of Play and Pro Piobaireachd information posted

2014 Bellingham Highland Games schedules and Order of Play posted


The links on the BCPA website are updated with the order of play, solo piping and solo drumming platform and band schedules (see below) for the Saturday, June 7 Bellingham Highland Games.  The previously posted schedule had last year’s events from the balanced competition schedule. This is the updated 2014 Bellingham Band Schedule: Grade 5 Quick…

Memorial: Colin MacRae Sr. 11/7/1928 – 4/20/2014

colin macrae sr

Colin MacRae Sr. was widely respected and admired for his influence on piping in the Northwest. The son of Alexander MacRae, founder of the Washington Scottish and the Seattle Pipe Bands, he started taking piping lessons in 1939 from Alistair MacMillan of Tacoma in the old style of Piobaireachd and was long strongly involved in the Northwest…

BC Highland Games Entries available for June 20th/21st Games


2014 Penticton Scottish Festival Entry form available

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