Category: Featured

Applications for BCPA Fall Bursaries Now Open

The BC Pipers’ Association has been the home to many great individuals who selfishly gave of their time and talent over many years to promote this century old organization. Today, their names and efforts continue to support piping and drumming through bursaries and awards set up in their memory, supporting  youth development and service to…

Gandy, Bevan and Knichel capture top solo awards at BCPA 88th Annual Gathering

Halifax piper Bruce Gandy has clinched the BC Pipers’ Association MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn and Medal as the winner of the Open Piobaireachd and the Mary MacLeod Collins Memorial Trophy for the Open piping aggregate at the 2021 Annual Gathering, held online April 2 & 3, 2021. This was Gandy’s eighth win of “The Cairn” at…

Eager Annual Gathering Online Competitor calls steward at 3:00am

BC Pipers’ Association steward Ken Stratychuk says he received an unusual call early Saturday morning, April 3. His phone rang at 3:00 am, with a UK competitor all ready to play at the BCPA Annual Gathering – eight hours early. “In fact, it rang three times, then went to text” says Stratychuk, who thought it…

Adjudicators for the 88th BCPA Annual Gathering

Chris Armstrong is regularly featured in the prize lists on the solo competition piping scene with his most notable result being a Gold Medal win at the prestigious Northern Meeting Piping Competitions. He is now a senior judge for the Solo Piping Judges Association. Chris was appointed the Pipe Major of the Scottish Power Pipe…