Tune Writing Contest celebrating VPPB 100th Anniversary

$500-$1000 is available for the winning tune in the tune writing contest to commemorate the 2014 100th Anniversary of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. Submissions are due by March 31st, 2013, and winners will be announced by May 1, 2013. More details available at this link:  VPPB tune contest

Piobaireachd Club Meeting December 14th 2012

 Piobaireachd Club Meeting 14-12-12 The annual Christmas meeting of the Club was hosted by Jack and Christine Lee. A small (but select) group gathered to hear the ‘great music’ played by young and old alike.  What greater satisfaction can there be than to hear youngsters play, all the while hoping that one of them may…

BCPA Sanctioned Competitions for 2013

BCPA Sanctioned Competitions for 2013. See the BCPA Calendar for links and info. The Calendar has filtering options, you can see the Grand Aggregate/Non Grand Aggregate Games, as well as “Sanctioned” games with the Category and Tag filters, pictured here.  Feb 9 Piping and Drumming Knockouts Feb 16 Mini-Gatherings Mar 9 Annual Dinner Mar 29-30  BCPA Annual…

Congratulations dues rebate winners – still time to take the 2011/2012 Survey!

Thanks to everyone who completed the BCPA Survey of Members Satisfaction for the 2011/12 Season. Congratulations to these winners, who were randomly drawn to receive a dues rebate after entering the drawing before the deadline. Liam Diamond Kevin Dougan Ian Sinclair We’re still interested in receiving your feedback, if you haven’t taken the survey (reduced significantly…

BCPA Pro Knockout Tunes, Results and Recordings – updated

We upgraded our live streaming capability, but had difficulty getting the device to connect to the network, and we missed the first two competitors trying to troubleshoot the problem, unfortunately. We reverted to the old method and continued, but still had a few issues throughout the evening. Video links have been added for the rest…

Take the 2011/2012 Season Survey!

Reminder to BCPA members: Take our 2011/2012 season survey. There’s still time to win a rebate on your membership dues, up to the limit of the cost of a family membership. We’ve extended the deadline for eligibility for our drawing until Friday 11/16 at 6:00 PM! Don’t forget to renew your membership before the Annual General Meeting Saturday…

BCPA TV begins Season 3 with live streaming of the November 10 Piping Knockout and Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony

The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to begin Season 3 of “BCPA TV”. Results posted here.  Since February 2011 when BCPA became the pioneer in live Internet streaming of solo piping and drumming competitions, the global piping and drumming community has taken up the mantle, with the 2012 Glenfiddich Piping Championship live broadcast on the…

Mini Gathering #1 Results Posted

Hal Senyk and Will Nichols, adjudicator trainer and "shadow judge"

Visit the Results page to see the full results from the Saturday November 3rd Mini Gathering #1 Home » Mini Gathering #1 Results Posted » 2012/2013 Season » Mini Gathering #1 November 3, 2012 Mini Gathering #1 November 3, 2012 Photos by Weatherly Schiele Slideshow View 67 photos

In memory of Lillian Reid, March 11, 1919 – October 18, 2012

Lillian Reid passed away on Thursday, October 18th in Comox, BC.  She was the widow of Alex Reid, who predeceased her in 1982.  She was the loving mother of Sheila, Jim, Sandy, and Mary-Ann.  Lillian is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Lillian’s husband, Alex, was a well-known piper and teacher in Vancouver,…

New BCPA website

The new website is up and working. Everything about the new website is easier to manage and update, easier to find old posts, has a new slideshow celebrating the successes of our members at out of area events that will be easy to keep updated and generally an updated look and feel. We received a…