2019 February BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and Aggregates

The results of the 2019 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. Photos from the 2019 February BCPA Mini-Gathering will soon be posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. Our thanks to Phil Edge for taking photos of the prize and aggregate winners, the White Spot Pipe Band for running the food concession, and…

2019 BCPA Annual Gathering Online Entry and Tickets is OPEN

Online entry and band contest & Ceilidh tickets for the 2019 BCPA Annual Gathering are now open here Please read the 2019 Annual Gathering Information Guide first before entering events or purchasing tickets. Also, payment for entries and tickets must be completed within 15 minutes of registering or registration is automatically cancelled. Note: The CPA…

2019 Feb BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule

The schedule for the February 16, 2019 BCPA Mini-Gathering is now posted here The Mini-Gathering will once again be held at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1 and starts at 11:00 am EXCEPT GRADE 2 PIOBAIREACHD WHICH STARTS AT 10:30 AM. Other details are located in the Information Guide…

2019 FEB BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

A link to the Orders of Play for the 2019 February Mini-Gathering is now posted here: https://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-FEB-BCPA-MiniGathering-OOP.pdf The complete schedule of events will be posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here.  

Jori Chisholm wins the 2019 Boney Music Memorial Invitational

February 9, 2019 – Burnaby, BC – Jori Chisholm captured the 4th annual Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital, held at the Halpern Centre on the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University. The event raised over $2,500 for brain cancer research for the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, $1,000 of which was donated from…

Why I will be attending/watching the 2019 Boney Music Memorial Invitational – by Rob MacNeil, President, BC Pipers’ Association

10 years ago this month, my Dad died from the same brain tumor that took Andrew Bonar’s life. My Dad, who bought me my first set of pipes, who drove me to my private lessons, and who with my Mum celebrated their wedding again as part of the “Highland Wedding” ceremony created by Lt. Col…

Room Change to MBC 3901 for BCPA Special General Meeting – February 2, 2019

Room MBC 3901 (also called “Pub Undergrounds”) in the Maggie Bentson Centre will now be where the BCPA Special General Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 The Maggie Bentson Centre is located directly across…

The Passing of Maureen Lee MacDonald

Maureen Lee MacDonald, co-owner of the Tartan Thistle Scottish supplies store and well-known piper for highland dancing competitions across western North America, unexpectedly passed away on January 24, 2019. Maureen, sister to Terry and Jack Lee and Moira (Lee) Angeltvedt, was a successful amateur piper and played with the City of Port Moody Pipe Band…

BCPA members capture top prizes at Winter Storm, January 18, 2019, Kansas City, MO

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2019 Winter Storm on January 18 in Kansas City, MO. Hugo Mackay – 1st North American Grade 3 Amateur Ceol Beag – 1st North American Grade 3 Amateur Piobaireachd Alastair Lee – 2nd North American Professional Ceol…

White Spot Pipe Band 1st Annual Spring Ceilidh – Saturday, April 13

The White Spot Pipe Band invites you to come out and dance at their 1st Annual Spring Ceilidh to be held Saturday, April 13, 2018. They are offering a fun family evening of music and dance along with door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 draw and much more. The Ceilidh will be held at the Cloverdale…

121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade and Festival of Bands May 18-20, 2019 in Victoria BC

The 121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade and Festival of Bands will take place on May 18-20, 2019 in Victoria, BC. Attached is the application form for any bands wishing to participate in the parade. For more information, please visit the Greater Victoria Festival Society website at: http:// http://gvfs.ca/gvfs_events/121st-island-farms-victoria-day-parade/