BC Pipers’ Bursary Programs Available to All

What do Mary MacKinnon, Neil Stubberfield, Darlene Milloy and Ollie Hamilton have in common? You would need to be a serious student of pipe music in BC to know the answer to this.  All four British Columbia luminaries have awards or bursaries in their name, providing direct financial support to BC pipers, drummers and drum…

BCPA Annual Gathering proposed as a Silver Medal Qualifier by Competing Pipers Association

BCPA has been informed by the Competing Pipers Association (CPA) that the CPA Graded Piobaireachd event at the Annual Gathering has been included in the CPA’s proposed qualifying competitions for the Silver Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering and the Northern Meeting. The CPA’s proposed qualifying system will be presented to the Joint Committee for Solo…

The Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas

By popular demand, Canada’s first family of Celtic music, The Barra MacNeils, will perform at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre, November 22nd on their 2018 coast-to-coast tour of seasonal magic. Event Info: https://www.nvrc.ca/centennial-theatre/whats-on/barra-macneils-east-coast-christmas To get BCPA special offer (better than Group Rate) Contact Jen directly: (604) 787-5275, or Jennifer.Parkinson.Dow@parkland.ca.

BC Pipers’ Annual Ceilidh – Our thank you to our volunteers.

The BCPA threw a party to celebrate our wonderful volunteers and share in some music! Thanks to those who joined us Nov. 17. Check out our Flickr page for some great photos of this event, and other BCPA events. We thanked all our great volunteers and recognized Jim and Donna Maxwell with the Mary McKinnon…

2018 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and 2018 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

The results of the 2018 November BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. https://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ Photos from the 2018 November BCPA Mini-Gathering and the 2018 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. https://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ More pictures from the 2018 November BCPA Mini-Gathering will be posted this week. Our thanks to St.…

Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band Recruiting New Members

Seventeen seasons as a performance band in the North Surrey area and having completed our first season as a competition pipe band. We are actively recruiting pipers and drummers of all experience levels to join us as we continue to develop pipers and drummers’ skills while looking to the future with a trip to Scotland…

Notice of BCPA Annual General Meeting – November 17, 2018

As originally announced on September 18, 2018, the Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association will be on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. The meeting will be located in Maggie Bentson Centre (MBC) Room 2290.…

Piobaireachd Club Meeting Report – Friday, October 19th, 2018

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Meeting Report Friday, October 19th, 2018 What a lovely sunny October we are having, made even better by listening to Piobaireachd at Ron Sutherland’s home in North Vancouver. The first piper for the evening was Jack Lee and he played “Lady MacDonald’s Lament” . The piece commemorates the death of Sir Alexander’s wife, Lady Elizabeth Diana MacDonald…

2018 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule of Events

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

BCPA is encouraging pipers, drummers, and pipe bands across the BCPA region to perform on Remembrance Day/Veterans Day November 11, 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to remember those who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms in society we have today. A commemorative photo album…

2018 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

A link to the Orders of Play for the 2018 Nov Mini-Gathering is now posted here: https://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-NOV-BCPA-MiniGathering-OOP.pdf The complete schedule of events will be posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here: https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2018-19/2018-19%20BCPA%20Mini-Gatherings%20Information%20Guide.pdf