Robert MacNeil

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1960

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the initial release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters, from 1960. Interesting news of that year included: The inaugural issue in April 1960 Pipe Major Neil Sutherland of Winnipeg judged the Annual Gathering, and the MacMillan Bloedel Powell River Pipe Band captured the band award and many of…

BCPA Rules Changes for 2020 and 2021

The BCPA Rules subcommittee would like to thank those individuals who submitted recommendations for new and revised BCPA competition rules. Submissions were discussed within BCPA and with the BCPA sanctioned highland games. Recommendations were reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. Approved changes were adopted February 11, 2020 and are listed below. The announcement…

BCPA Update 4 on Response to COVID-19 novel coronavirus – Mar 22 2020

Communications with Highland Games on the BCPA circuit As movement restrictions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus are being rapidly implemented by governments and health authorities around the world, the impact is significantly affecting decision making by the highland games on our circuit. In the past week, BCPA has reassured highland games organizers…

Victoria Highland Games Cancelled for 2020

On March 20, the Victoria Highland Games Association announced that due to the Provincial Health Officer banning all gatherings of more than 50 people until May 30 to address the COVID-19 virus situation, the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival, originally scheduled for May 16 & 17, 2020 will be postponed until late summer. Further…