BCPA Communications

Nominations Open for BCPA Bursaries & Awards

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 of Chilliwack. Fred passed away on April 24, 2021 at the age of 62. Fred was well known in the BC piping community and was the pipe major of the Chilliwack & District Pipe Band.  An official obituary will be published once received from…

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…