Robert MacNeil

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1961

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1961. Besides the regular news of competitions and their results, interesting news of that year included: 5 grades of Bi-Monthlies started at 8 pm on Friday nights The first BCPA Life Memberships were awarded to Edmund Esson, Kenneth MacLeod,…

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…