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

Notice of BCPA Special General Meeting – February 2, 2019

A Special General Meeting of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association (BCPA) 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 to discuss and vote on changes to the Association’s Bylaws, some of which are required to comply with…

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/

56th Annual Tartan Ball – March 23, 2018

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 BC spring 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…

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…