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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…

Entries for BCPA June Online Competition Closes June 11

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…