Entry Deadline for 2019 BCPA Annual Gathering – Friday, March 29

121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade – May 20, 2019 in Victoria BC Entries Close March 30

This is a reminder for any bands wishing to join the 121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade on May 20, 2019 in Victoria, BC, applications for entry must be submitted by March 30, 2019. Attached is the applicaton form for any bands wishing to participate in the parade. For more information, please visit the Greater…

Updated BCPA Constitution and Bylaws

To comply with the new BC Societies Act, the BCPA Constitution and Bylaws were transitioned on October 29, 2018. At an Extraordinary General Meeting on February 2, 2019, further changes to the Bylaws were approved by the membership and filed with the BC Registrar of Companies on March 7, 2019. The updated documents are located…

Volunteers Needed for BCPA Annual Gathering

The 2019 BCPA Annual Gathering will be held on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Volunteers are needed to help make sure the event is a success. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets for the band contest as well as for the Ceilidh and beer tickets . If you are available to help or…

2019 Victoria Highland Games Online Entry is OPEN

Application Deadline for Spring BCPA Bursaries

The Spring deadline to apply for the BCPA Bursaries is Sunday May 5, 2019. There are three bursaires available for 2019: The Neil O. Stubberfiled Piobaireachd Bursary, the BCPA Tuition Bursary and the new Brittany Angeltvedt Memorial Bursary for Tenor Drummers. Information about the tuition and piobaireachd bursaries and the 2019 application forms can be…

Revised BCPA Competition Rules

At its January 5, 2019 meeting, the BCPA Board of Directors reviewed members feedback on the December 2018 proposed revisions to the BCPA competition rules. The approved rules changes have been materialized in the documents published on the Rules page. The specific changes are enumerated in the revisions table at the end of each rules…

The Passing of Andrew Peck

Andrew Peck, former piper in the SFU Pipe Band and its first band manager when the City of Port Moody Pipe Band became the SFU Pipe Band in 1981, passed away on January 15. Andrew started piping with the Richmond Boys Pipe Band in the late 1960s and was a member of the Richmond Pipe…

Notice to All Bands: Membership Roster Deadline March 1, 2019

REMINDER; to all BCPA member bands which plan to participate in any sanctioned BCPA competition in 2019; Band membership rosters must be submitted to the BCPA by March 1, 2019. This requirement applies to all bands who plan to compete in sanctioned events, whether registered with the BCPA or not. Please click here to access…

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…