Special Sale of Bagpipes in Glasgow

Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland (EFI) is pleased to announce that it received a donation of Highland, Lowland and European bagpipes, pipe and practice chanters, bagpipe books, reeds and accessories . All these will at a special sale at McTears auctioneers Glasgow, on Thursday 15th August 2019. This is during the week of Piping Live and…

No changes for BCPA Mini-Gathering dates for 2019/20 season

In late May, BCPA surveyed players who competed in the 2018/19 Mini-Gatherings for their opinions on a possible change of date for the November Mini-Gathering from the 1st Saturday to the 4th Saturday. The key rationale was to provide an increased period to prepare new music for the competition season, from the current period of…

The Passing of Norma Nicholson Thompson

Norma Nicholson Thompson, youngest daughter of Order of Canada Member the late Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, C.M, and the first female piper to win the BCPA MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Open Piobaireachd in 1964, passed away in Toronto on May 15, 2019. Norma was a prolific prize winner in the Open grade in the 1960s…

The Passing of Captain (Ret.) Allen McLeod

Captain (Ret.) Allen McLeod, former piper in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipes & Drums, City of Port Moody Legion 119 Pipe Band, and Vancouver Police Pipe Band passed away from cancer on May 30, 2019. His multi-faceted life is documented in the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GELej36cybM Allen’s Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00…

Reminder – Entry Deadline for Portland Highland Games is June 26

Complete Results of the 2019 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

The complete results of the 2019 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival are now posted on the Results page. https://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results. The Grand Aggregates Standings are also updated on the Results page. Photos from the…

Partial Results of the 2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival

In sunny and hot weather, the 2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival was held on June 15 at its new venue of Lafarge Lake Park in Coquitlam, BC. 125 solo players and 14 bands competed. Alastair Lee, Grant Maxwell, and Lauren Tietze won the aggregates for Open Piping, Snare Drumming, and Tenor Drumming, respectively.…

Reminder – Entry Deadline for Kamloops Highland Games is June 22

The deadline for entries for the Kamloops Highland Games is Saturday, June 2, 2019. The online entry can be found on the website at: https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/event-3404801 General information about the Kamloops Highland Games can be found at: https://www.kamloopshighlandgames.ca/

Reminder – Entry Deadline for Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games is June 22

The deadline for entries for the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games is Saturday, June 22, 2019. The online entry can be found on the website at: https://www.sshga.org/the-games/piping-competitons/ General information about the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering can be found at: https://www.sshga.org/category/highland-games/

Reminder – Entry Deadline for Skagit Valley Highland Games is June 22

The deadline for entries for the Skagit Valley Highland Games is Saturday, June 22, 2019. The online entry can be found on the website at: https://celticarts.org/piping-drumming-19/ General information about the Skagit Valley Highland Games can be found on the Celtic Arts Foundation website: https://celticarts.org/celtic-events/hg19/

2019 BC Highland Games Schedules

IMPORTANT Notice on the 2019 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

All solo competitors, members of competing bands, and parents should read the following IMPORTANT information about the 2019 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival. As much is new in working with the new venue, your cooperation and patience is requested. New Venue The BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival on June 14 & 15, 2019…