Mini-Gathering and Annual Gathering Updates

Mini-Gathering The February 21, 2015 BCPA Mini-Gathering will be held at its usual venue, Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner St, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1. The deadline for February Mini-Gathering entries is February 7. Annual Gathering The BCPA Annual Gathering will be held on Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4, 2015 at the same…

Updated: The Passing of Ron MacLeod, O.C., Life Member

Ron MacLeod BCPA Annual Dinner 2011 (784)

Ron MacLeod, Officer of the Order of Canada and Life Member of the BC Pipers’ Association passed away on January 15, 2015. He was one of the founding members of the Piobaireachd Club and he made a great contribution to piping in BC through his compilation of piobaireachd histories. He was a strong supporter and promoter…

BCPA congratulates prize winners at Winter Storm 2015

Blair Brown and Fiona Senyk - Winter Storm 2015 (IMG_1852)

BCPA would like to congratulate the following prize winners at Winter Storm 2015, January 9 in Kansas City, MO from the BCPA area and from BCPA member bands. North American Gold Medal Snare Drumming Championships 1st Blair Brown North American Amateur Snare Drumming Championships Grade 1 1st Fiona Senyk Gold Medal Tenor Drumming Championships 1st…

Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm supports the 2015 ANAPBA Summit in Kansas City January 9th

Winter Storm 2015

The Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm is kindly supporting the 2015 Alliance of North American Pipe Band Associations Summit in Kansas City, MO, January 9, 2015. The BC Pipers’ Association appreciates this support and encourages its members to compete, attend, participate, view and support the events of the MHAF Winter Storm.

Jack Lee wins Bratach Gorm, Ed McIlwaine wins B Grade Piobaireachd at 2014 Scottish Piping Society of London

Ed McIlwaine: B Grade Piob & Jack Lee, Bratach Gorm winner at 2014 Scottish Piping Society of London. Photo credit: Robert Wallace,

Kevin McLean wins 2014 George Sherriff Memorial Grade 1 MSR, and 2nd overall

2014 George Sherriff Memorial - Kevin McLean 1st MSR (42)

Liam Hilder wins 2014 George Sherriff Invitational Amateur Championship. November 15, 2014. Hamilton, Ontairo.

Liam Hilder, 2014 George Sherriff Memorial Winner. Photo credit: Bob Worrall and 2014 George Sherriff Memorial organizing committee

Liam Hilder wins 2014 Nicol Brown Invitational Amateur Championship and the MSR. October 6, 2014, Albany New York


Mini Gathering details

Here’s a map link that pinpoints the exact entrance to the parkade at SFU that participants should use for the mini-gathering.°16%2749.0″N+122°55%2722.0″W&output=classic&dg=ntvb Here’s a campus map: . We recommend that once participants have entered the parade, they should park on the topmost level on the roof, close to the West Mall Centre.  This will put their car on the…

Ceilidh Open Contest & panel of 10, Instructors Conference, GA Awards, AGM

Come and join our all-ages Ceilidh on November 8th at the Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, hosted by the SFU Scottish and Celtic Society and your own BC Pipers Association. Doors will open at 6:30pm. There will be a $5 entrance fee to the Ceilidh. The…

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