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Remembrance Day during the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 11, 2020 Remembrance Day ceremonies in many communities across British Columbia were cancelled or significantly limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings. As a result, the sounds of pipes and drums at cenotaphs and legions on this solemn day were largely silenced, except for a few specifically designated ceremonies in major cities…

Jack Lee wins 2020 Glenfiddich Championship Piobaireachd, 2nd Overall

BCPA Life Member Jack Lee captured the Piobaireachd event at the 2020 Glenfiddich Championship and placed 2nd overall on October 30 at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Scotland. Stuart Liddell captured the Overall Championship and Willie McCallum won the March, Strathspey & Reel event. Implementing a strict COVID-19 Safety Plan, the event was conducted on…

Tartantown Ltd

Fourth in our company profile series is Tartantown Ltd Tartantown Ltd was originally started as a convenient location for highland dancers to buy their dance shoes made in Scotland. In 1979 a piping component was added to the store and Terry Lee (who had previously been a part time employee) joined the company on a…

GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd

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Third in our company profiles series is GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd was founded in 2017 by Garth Newlands along with his son Austin. Garth began his piping career at the age of 27 after the passing of his brother Colin Newlands in 1996 who was a well known solo piper and…