2021 Campbell River Highland Gathering Schedule

A link to the Schedule for the 2021 Campbell River Highland Gathering is now posted here: https://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021-Campbell-River-Highland-Gathering-Schedule.pdf More information about the Campbell River Highland Gathering can be found at their website: https://campbellriverhighlandgathering.ca  

The 50th Anniversary of the Delta Police Pipe Band

In June 1971, while the Province of British Columbia was preparing for its centennial the following month of joining Confederation, several enthusiastic members of the Delta Municipal Police Department formed the fledgling Delta Police Pipe Band. The Municipality of Delta contributed funds for the band to purchase practice chanters and drum pads for these keen…

Important Instructions on Preparing and Submitting Videos for the 2021 BCPA July Online Competition

Thank you to the competitors who registered for the 2021 BCPA July Online Competition. Please carefully read and follow these instructions to have a smooth experience in preparing and submitting your videos for the competition. For competitors in all grades EXCEPT Grade 2 and 1 Follow the instructions located here For competitors in Grade 2…

2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games Online Entry is OPEN

The 2021 ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games will be held on Friday September 3 and Saturday September 4 at Lafarge Lake Park in Coquitlam, BC. Conducting the event in STEP 3 of the BC Restart Plan under Fairs, Festivals and Tradeshows, the United Scottish Cultural Society (sponsor of the event) Board of Directors…

Reminder – Entry Deadline for Campbell River Highland Gathering is July 24

The deadline for entries for the 3rd Annual Campbell River Highland Gathering is Saturday, July 24, 2021. The online entry can be found on the link below: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campbell-river-highland-gathering-pipes-and-drums-competition-registration-159558532867   NOTE: While the province of BC will be in Stage 3 of the BC’s COVID Restart Plan which means that the Highland Gathering will follow strict…

Campbell River Highland Gathering Online Entry is OPEN

The 3rd Annual Campbell River Highland Gathering will be held on August 7, 2021 in Campbell River, BC on north Vancouver Island and is part of the 54th Annual Campbell River Salmon Festival. The online entry is now open at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campbell-river-highland-gathering-pipes-and-drums-competition-registration-159558532867 NOTE: While the province of BC will be in Stage 3 of the BC’s…

2021 BCPA June Online Competition Results

The results of the 2021 BCPA June Online Competition are now posted on the Results page. The results include the aggregate winners for each grade. A reminder that in lieu of medals for prizes, nominal gift cards will be sent out separately as indicated on the registration information here. Competitors’ adjudication sheets will be automatically…

Well known local piper Mike Carpenter passes away

Mike Carpenter, the well-known and long-time pipe major of the City of New Westminster Pipe Band passed away suddenly while on a camping trip with his wife and friends recently. A former professional boxer in his youth, Mike emigrated to Canada from Scotland and joined the Vancouver Police Department. He served as pipe major of…

REMINDER – UPDATED Important Instructions on Preparing and Submitting Videos for the 2021 BCPA June Online Competition

June 24, 2021: This post has been updated with a new link in the section pertaining to “For competitors in Grade 2 and 1”. It is important that all these competitors read this updated document. On the morning of June 19, the following message was emailed directly to 2021 BCPA Online Summer Competitions registered competitors.…

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…