Category: Community

The 50th Anniversary of the Delta Police Pipe Band

In June 1971, while the Province of British Columbia was preparing for its centennial the following month of joining Confederation, several enthusiastic members of the Delta Municipal Police Department formed the fledgling Delta Police Pipe Band. The Municipality of Delta contributed funds for the band to purchase practice chanters and drum pads for these keen…

Well known local piper Mike Carpenter passes away

Mike Carpenter, the well-known and long-time pipe major of the City of New Westminster Pipe Band passed away suddenly while on a camping trip with his wife and friends recently. A former professional boxer in his youth, Mike emigrated to Canada from Scotland and joined the Vancouver Police Department. He served as pipe major of…

2021 BCPA Online Summer Competitions Registration Now Open

With many of the highland games cancelled due to the on-going world-wide global COVID-19 pandemic, the BCPA is conducting online competitions this summer for amateur solo events to continue players musical development. The aim is also in support of the BCPA sanctioned highland games, in appreciation of the environment and support they provide year after…