Celebration of Life Tribute to P/M Andy Perrie, Vancouver Police Pipe Band, Jan 10, 2016

Glen Richards of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band has provided the following announcement on a celebration of life tribute to long time band member and pipe major Andy Perrie.   SAVE A DATE SUNDAY JANUARY 10, 2016 1:00PM TO 4:00PM TRIBUTE TO ANDY PERRIE LOCATION THE TAURUS CLUB UNIT 298 ADDRESS 3917 MAIN STREET VANCOUVER…

2016 Victoria Highland Games Association news release on the expansion of their Games

BCPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REMINDER

British Columbia’s First Bagpipe Maker

Friday Piobaireachd Club Featuring Kevin McLean

A reminder of the Piobaireachd Club meeting this Friday, December 4 at the home of Jack and Christine Lee. Kevin McLean will be the featured piper for the evening playing The Red Speckled Bull. Kevin won the piobaireachd event at both the George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Competition and also at the Nicol-Brown…

The passing of Drum Major Ollie Hamilton, CD, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band

Drum Major Ollie Hamilton

Orville “Ollie” Hamilton, CD, longtime member and drum major of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2015, age 89. A celebration of life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, BurkeView Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam, on Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 am. Further details are…

BCPA Annual Pipe Bands Leadership Forum Conference rescheduled to Feb 6, 2016

The BCPA Annual Pipe Bands Leadership Forum Conference originally scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday November 28 has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 12:30 – 3:00 pm. The purpose of the conference is to review and discuss topics of importance to pipe bands for the 2016 year. The conference is open only…

BCPA Annual Instructors Conference rescheduled to Feb 6, 2016

The BCPA Annual Instructors Conference originally scheduled for the morning of Saturday November 28 has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 – 11:30 am. To ensure that members across our region can participate, the meeting will be held as a conference call using GoToTraining. Use the following link to register for the conference call…

Kevin McLean, 2nd overall in 2015 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Piping Championship, November 21, 2015, Hamilton, Ontario

Kevin McLean 2015 George Sherriff Memorial 2nd overall (wide)

Kevin McLean captured 2nd place overall in the 2015 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Piping Championship, November 21, 2015, in Hamilton, Ontario. Kevin placed 1st in the Piobaireachd, 3rd in the 6/8 Marches, and 5th in the March, Strathspey & Reel. Jack Toohey placed 4th in the March, Strathspey & Reel.          

2015 BCPA Grand Aggregate Winners, November 7, 2015, Port Coquitlam, BC

Photo credit William Kennedy.

Kevin McLean wins 2015 Nicol-Brown Amateur Piping Invitational Championship, October 10, 2015, Albany, NY

Kevin McLean 2015 Nicol Brown winner (wide)

Jori Chisholm wins 2015 Braemar Highland Gathering Champion Piper, September 5, 2015, Braemar, Scotland

Jori Chisholm, 2015 Braemar Highland Gathering Champion Piper, 1st Open March, 1st Open Strathspey & Reel.

2015 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and 2015 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

The results of the 2015 November BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. Photos from the 2015 November BCPA Mini-Gathering and the 2015 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. Our thanks to St. Andrew and Caledonian Society (SACS) President Tricia Barker and Vice President Cilla Bachop for presenting…

Click your browser’s Refresh button to resolve “Internal Server Error” on accessing BCPA website

For the past couple of weeks, many people have reported to BCPA that they encounter an “Internal Server Error” page on accessing the BCPA website www.bcpipers.org The BCPA website technical team has been working to resolve this but has not been successful to date. Until they are able to finally resolve this issue, if you encounter…

Annual General Meeting Rescheduled