Category: Community

BCPA Announces Recipient of 2018 Spring Bursary

The BC Pipers Association offers congratulations to Joan McKellar, the recipient of the BCPA 2018 Spring Darleen Milloy Memorial Bursary. Joan is a mature beginner piper and is starting to transition from the chanter to the pipes. She was raised in Kincardine, Ontario, a very Scottish town and home of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band,…

Donation to the BC Cancer Foundation from the 2018 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital

On May 14, 2018, Jeanette Bonar and BCPA Rob MacNeil presented Steven Rayson and Fatima Hassam of the BC Cancer Foundation with a cheque for $2,223.50 from the proceeds of the 2018 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Piping Competition and Recital toward brain cancer research. BCPA would like to thank everyone who contributed and donated to…

Local BCPA Pipers Play at Vigil for Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

The sport of hockey is synonymous with being Canadian. The tragedy of the bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior A Hockey team has touched communities far and wide – in Canada, the US and around the world. Port Coquitlam residents Pipe Major David Hilder and Pipe Sergeant Shaunna Hilder of the Dowco Triumph Street…

Exciting Opportunity for Young BCPA Piper Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson has auditioned for and been accepted to play with Pipers Trail at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for August 2018. Linda started playing pipes at the age of 14. Her music education began at the age of seven on the flute. She studied under the Principle flutist for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra for…