June 7th Bellingham Highland Games Registration available now

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Victoria Highland Games Entry form and Online Entry available now

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Alastair Lee and Grant Maxwell win the 2014 BCPA Knockout Finals

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Alastair Lee of Coquitlam, BC and Grant Maxwell of Surrey, BC won the BCPA Knockout Finals in Piping and Side Drumming, respectively, at the association’s Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 15  before an audience of over 100 attendees. Alastair captured the Davie Moore Memorial trophy, which was dedicated over thirty years ago by the Clan…

Live streaming of the BCPA Piping and Drumming Knockout Finals Saturday March 15

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Memorial George Stephen Geddes 1950 – 2014

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Annual Gathering Registration available – online to be available Saturday 2/22

The Annual Gathering registration form information is available. The online registration form will be available by end of day Saturday. There are a lot of changes this year. Please review the information carefully. Most importantly, see the new location information:  Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey, BC V3W 7J1 Visit the Annual Gathering page…

Mini Gathering, Aggregate winners, and Knockout Results available

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The Mini-Gathering results from February 15, the top 3 Aggregate standings from the Mini-Gatherings, and the Knockout results are all available on the Results page. Congratulations to the top 3 competitors in the Mini-Gathering Aggregate standings. They automatically receive a ticket to the Annual Dinner March 15 at the Scottish Cultural Centre. Please see the Annual…

BCPA Knockout Season 4 – Results Update

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Results Update: Congratulations to Alastair Lee, Alexander Schiele, and Andrew Bonar in the piping event, and Gavin MacRae, Graham Haddon and Grant Maxwell in the Drumming event. Final Round: Annual Dinner Saturday March 15, 2014, Scottish Cultural Center The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to announce the second broadcast of Season 4 of “BCPA TV”. Since February…

Saturday Feb 8th: Knockout Semifinals

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Join us Saturday for the next biggest event of the season, the BCPipers Association Pro Piping & Drumming Knockout Semi-Finals! Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 4 and White Spot Pipe Band will provide entertainment, and beverages are available for purchase. Visit our Knockouts page for more information! Doors open at 6:00pm, contest starts at 7:00pm.

New Penticton event brings to life old Celtic traditions July 5th

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A new event will bring the culture of the Scottish Highlands to the Okanagan Valley this summer. The first annual Penticton Scottish Festival is confirmed for Saturday July 5, 2014 at King’s Park in Penticton, BC. “We’re inviting all pipe bands, drummers and solo pipers to come and compete.”, says Penticton Scottish Festival Chair Brian…

Leslie MacKay Memorial

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  Lesley MacKay, former piper in the Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band and daughter of former BCPA Chief Steward Archie MacKay, passed away on January 15, 2014. Lesley courageously battled cancer for many years and chronicled her fight in her frequent Facebook postings. Through her determination, she was able to watch her daughter play with the…

BCPA congratulates winners from the 2014 Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm competitions.

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The BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and players in BCPA member bands for their prizes won at the 2014 Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm competitions in Kansas City, MO on January 10, 2014.   United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd Jori Chisholm James P. Troy Alastair Lee United States Silver Medal Piobaireachd…

Comox Valley Highland Games cancelled for 2014

Colin Mathews, father of piper Craig Mathews of the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, passed away on December 10, 2013

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Colin will be remembered as a very genial man and supportive parent by the many people involved in the Dowco Triumph Street and Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Bands. Colin also made a significant contribution to piping and drumming education in BC by spearheading the effort to have the Institute of Piping and the RSPBA Structured Learning…

Proposed New and Changed Rules for BCPA Members Comments

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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.