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The Passing of Jessie Roane (nee Nicholson)

Jessie Roane, multi-talented piper, dancer, and singer and daughter of Order of Canada Member and BCPA Life Member the late Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, C.M., passed away on December 19, 2020. Her daughter Elouise Roane has kindly provided the following obituary which also appears here. Elouise has memories of her Mom using her piping and…

2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Registration Now Open

With the on-going world-wide global COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, the BCPA is continuing with the Mini-Gatherings in an online format. As previously announced, players will enter the Mini-Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site, then record and upload their performances to YouTube during the defined period, then complete a form with music details and YouTube…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1981

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1981. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Jean Bokenfohr appointed as Newsletter Editor Jimmy McIntosh and Murray Henderson to adjudicate the 49th Annual…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1979

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1979. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Note on avoiding taking sealskin sporrans into the U.S. as they may be confiscated by U.S.…