The BC Pipers’ Association is pleased to acknowledge
the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.
What: The BC Pipers Association Annual Gathering (also known as the “Indoor Meet”) is held on the Friday and Saturday of the Easter long weekend. The Friday features solo piobaireachd and Open drumming competitions, as well as a drumming workshop. Saturday events are the remaining solo events, a full band competition, and the Ceilidh afterward including some performances by the invited adjudicators.
Latest News and updates:
2016 Annual Gathering
The 2016 BCPA Annual Gathering will be held on Friday and Saturday March 25 & 26, 2016 at the same venue as in 2015 namely, Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 Street, Surrey, BC, V4N 3G6.
The 2016 Annual Gathering online entry form is located on the Events page here.
Online Entries Only
Please note that all competition entries and their payments shall be done online for all competitions administered, managed and run by BCPA.
Hardcopy entry forms will not be offered and no cheques will be accepted as payment for entry fees.
Several bank gift cards, in Canada and the US, can be accepted by the BCPA’s online entry system. This method may be used by people who do not want to use their personal credit cards for online transactions and by pipe bands. A partial list of these bank gift cards is contained in the Information Document associated with the Annual Gathering online entry form.
2016 Orders of Play
Visit the home page one week before the event and click the links to the Friday and Saturday orders of play.
2016 Schedule of Events
Visit the home page three days before the event and click the links to the Friday and Saturday schedules.
2016 Souvenir Programme
The 2016 Annual Gathering Souvenir Programme is located here.
Competition registration is CLOSED, and rules and details are available here
Online registration to be active by end of day Friday 3/4/2016: Purchase tickets to the Saturday band contest and the Ceilidh here. The event tickets are near the bottom of the page once you provide an email to register.
Submit tunes during registration if required. After registration, email your tune names, if required, to firstname.lastname@example.org
All events can be purchased online, including ticketed events for all performances including the band competition.
Note: to add multiple competitors on a single registration, use the “add guest” button near the bottom. More info is in the events help page on the registration site if needed.
** Friday and Saturday events and activities are at **
NOTE: There are NEW events. Please examine the entry form carefully
Watch events online!
Watch the events both days on our new ad-free streaming service at this link, sign up for an account to interact during the event
Boney Music is sponsoring the Competing Pipers Association B&C Grade Piobaireachd.
Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School is providing one week tuition scholarships to the Grade 2 Piping and Snare Drumming aggregate winners at the Annual Gathering
Minuteman Press and Sandy Reid are sponsoring the souvenir programme.
Piping Hot Summer Drummer is providing one week tuition scholarships to the Most Promising Piper and Snare Drummer at the Annual Gathering.
Parallel 49 Brewing Company is partially sponsoring the “After Hours” Ceilidh.
Tartantown is sponsoring the Grade 1 Piping events.
TyFry is providing MyTy tenor sticks to the winners of each Tenor Drumming event.
Map / Directions to Clayton Heights Secondary School
Some of the past winners of the trophies are listed on the Annual Gathering Trophy History Page.