Entries for BCPA June Online Competition Closes June 11

Annual Gathering Medals

2021 BCPA Online Summer Competitions Registration Now Open

With many of the highland games cancelled due to the on-going world-wide global COVID-19 pandemic, the BCPA is conducting online competitions this summer for amateur solo events to continue players musical development. The aim is also in support of the BCPA sanctioned highland games, in appreciation of the environment and support they provide year after…

Applications for BCPA Fall Bursaries Now Open

The BC Pipers’ Association has been the home to many great individuals who selfishly gave of their time and talent over many years to promote this century old organization. Today, their names and efforts continue to support piping and drumming through bursaries and awards set up in their memory, supporting  youth development and service to…

Passing of Fred Hansford, Q.C.

The BCPA is sad to announce the death of Frederick Hansford Q.C. of Chilliwack. Fred passed away on April 24, 2021 at the age of 62. Fred was well known in the BC piping community, a former pipe major of the Chilliwack & District Pipe Band, and former Honorary Legal Counsel for BCPA.  An official…

The Littlefield Celtic Center

Our good friends with the Celtic Arts Foundation in Mt. Vernon, Washington have produced a video about their now completed Littlefield Celtic Center. The Center has become a key location for public performances from some of the world’s great Celtic performers including many from the Pacific Northwest.  Enjoy! The Littlefield Celtic Center

Gandy, Bevan and Knichel capture top solo awards at BCPA 88th Annual Gathering

Halifax piper Bruce Gandy has clinched the BC Pipers’ Association MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn and Medal as the winner of the Open Piobaireachd and the Mary MacLeod Collins Memorial Trophy for the Open piping aggregate at the 2021 Annual Gathering, held online April 2 & 3, 2021. This was Gandy’s eighth win of “The Cairn” at…

Zoom Meeting link for 2021 BCPA Annual Gathering Awards Ceremony and Ceilidh

Eager Annual Gathering Online Competitor calls steward at 3:00am

BC Pipers’ Association steward Ken Stratychuk says he received an unusual call early Saturday morning, April 3. His phone rang at 3:00 am, with a UK competitor all ready to play at the BCPA Annual Gathering – eight hours early. “In fact, it rang three times, then went to text” says Stratychuk, who thought it…

Looking for photos!

The BCPA is looking for photos of competitors in the recent 88th BCPA Annual Gathering, held April 3, 2021. Please send us a photo taken by the competitor or photos taken of the competitor while recording or competing from home or elsewhere. This will assist the BCPA in marking this unique event in the long…

2021 Annual Gathering Awards Ceremony & Ceilidh

Registration is now underway for the 2021 BCPA Annual Gathering Awards Ceremony & Ceilidh, Saturday, April 17 starting at 6:30 pm (Pacific Time). The free, online Zoom event begins with BCPA Life Member Bill Elder announcing the winners from the Easter weekend annual gathering competition, followed by a ceilidh hosted by BCPA directors Mike Chisholm…

Adjudicators for the 88th BCPA Annual Gathering

Chris Armstrong is regularly featured in the prize lists on the solo competition piping scene with his most notable result being a Gold Medal win at the prestigious Northern Meeting Piping Competitions. He is now a senior judge for the Solo Piping Judges Association. Chris was appointed the Pipe Major of the Scottish Power Pipe…