Robert MacNeil

BCPA Update 1 on Response to COVID-19 novel coronavirus – Mar 12 2020

Like many event planning organizations, BCPA officials have been closely monitoring trustworthy news sources and government public health agencies communications for information influencing decision-making for events involving large numbers of people in the current COVID-19 novel coronavirus environment. Based on an analysis of their current information, risk-based guidance and recommendations applied to the BCPA Annual…

The Passings of PM Brian Porter and PM Dave Rutherford

The BC piping community recently lost two pipe band leaders with the passings of Pipe Major Brian Porter and Pipe Major Dave Rutherford. Brian Porter started piping at St. Thomas More high school in Burnaby and joined South Burnaby Legion Branch 83 Pipe Band under Tom Binnie in the early 1970s. He served as PM…

2020 February BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and Aggregates

The results of the 2020 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. Photos from the 2020 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. Our thanks to the White Spot Pipe Band for running the food concession, and all the compilers, stewards, adjudicators, and organizers who helped to put on…

Alan Bevan wins Boney V, the 2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational

Alan Bevan captured “Boney V”, the newly coined term for the 5th annual Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital, held in the Anderson Room of the historic Seaforth Armoury, the home of many BC Pipers’ Association competitions decades ago. The event raised over $2,800 for brain cancer research for the British Columbia Cancer…