Robert MacNeil

The Passing of Norma Nicholson Thompson

Norma Nicholson Thompson, youngest daughter of Order of Canada Member the late Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, C.M, and the first female piper to win the BCPA MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Open Piobaireachd in 1964, passed away in Toronto on May 15, 2019. Norma was a prolific prize winner in the Open grade in the 1960s…

The Passing of Captain (Ret.) Allen McLeod

Captain (Ret.) Allen McLeod, former piper in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipes & Drums, City of Port Moody Legion 119 Pipe Band, and Vancouver Police Pipe Band passed away from cancer on May 30, 2019. His multi-faceted life is documented in the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GELej36cybM Allen’s Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00…

Complete Results of the 2019 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

The complete results of the 2019 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival are now posted on the Results page. https://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results. The Grand Aggregates Standings are also updated on the Results page. Photos from the…

Partial Results of the 2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival

In sunny and hot weather, the 2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival was held on June 15 at its new venue of Lafarge Lake Park in Coquitlam, BC. 125 solo players and 14 bands competed. Alastair Lee, Grant Maxwell, and Lauren Tietze won the aggregates for Open Piping, Snare Drumming, and Tenor Drumming, respectively.…