Tartantown Ltd

Fourth in our company profile series is Tartantown Ltd Tartantown Ltd was originally started as a convenient location for highland…

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Long & McQuade

Second in our series of company profiles is Long & McQuade Long & McQuade Musical Instruments has been serving Canada’s…

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McCallum Bagpipes

First in our series of company profiles is McCallum Bagpipes McCallum Bagpipes was formed in 1998 by existing partners, company…

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B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1972

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1972. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: New Editors, Colin Abel and Angus MacPherson New features, Record Review, for those who remember records,…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1971

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1971. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Early Days of Piping in BC by Rod MacLeod Western Pipe Band Association expands to govern…

Entries Closing Date for 2020 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering – October 23, 2020

A reminder that the entries closing date for the 2020 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering is October 23. Full details can be found at the 2020 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Registration. BCPA would like to clarify some of the points in the 2020 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Information Guide. Important items of note include: All players…

Notice of BCPA Annual General Meeting – Saturday November 21, 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time as an ONLINE MEETING ONLY. This form of meeting was approved by the Board of Directors to exercise new capabilities in the BC Societies Act to enable greater participation…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1970

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1970. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Letters in reply to numerous Editorials Results of the 1970 Northern Meeting, including BCPA member John…

2020 Fall BCPA Pipe Band Leadership Forum Conference

Due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 world-wide pandemic, BCPA will be conducting the 2020 Fall BCPA Pipe Band Leadership Forum Conference on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00am PDT. Please allow for up to an extra half hour in case the conference runs long. The conference is intended for musical…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1968 and 1969

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1968 and 1969. In March 1968, Ian Walker retired as the Newsletter Editor following the publication of Issue 87. It took about a year before his replacements volunteered to become editors: William “Bill” Elder and Robert “Bob” Gunn, assisted…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1967

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1967. The last issue combines December 1967 and January 1968. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Round the Games with John Wilson in…

2020 November BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Registration Now Open

With the on-going world-wide global COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, the BCPA has moved the Mini-Gatherings to an online format. Players will enter the Mini-Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site, then record and upload their performances to YouTube during the defined period, then complete a form with music details and YouTube link and submit. Specific…

BCPA 2020-21 Membership Discount Codes

As previously announced on September 18, 2020, the BCPA Board of Directors has approved the ability for existing members and new members to receive a 30% discount in the regular fees for all categories of BCPA Membership for the 2020/21 season. The 30% discount can be attained by entering the discount code BCPA2021COVID at time…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1966

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1966. Besides the regular news of competitions and their results, interesting news of that year included: List of open band winners from 1906-1959 at the Cowal Highland Gathering Hector MacFadyen to judge 34th Annual Gathering Results of the 34th…

BCPA 2020-21 Membership Fees Discounts

Due to the on-going COVID-19 world-wide pandemic, the BCPA Board of Directors has approved the ability for existing members and new members to receive a 30% discount in the regular fees for all categories of BCPA Membership for the 2020/21 season. The 30% discount can be attained by entering a particular discount code (code to…