URGENT: BCPA Online Entry System is not processing payments

BCPA has discovered that since May 4, 2019 the BCPA’s PayPal credit card processor for the BCPA Wild Apricot Online Entry system is not processing payments. This has caused online entries done since that time to be rejected and voided. BCPA IT staff are working on resolving the problem. We encourage people to not attempt…

Entry Deadline for 2019 Bellingham Scottish Gathering – Saturday, May 11, 2019

Maureen Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund

Family and friends of Maureen Lee have established the Maureen Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Celtic Arts Foundation in Mount Vernon, WA. The fund will provide scholarships for highland pipers to the Celtic Arts Foundation’s Winter School. Donations to the fund can be made at https://celticarts.org/donations/scholarships/ The following details of the fund are from…

Reminder – Application Deadline for Spring BCPA Bursaries is May 5, 2019

The Spring deadline to apply for the BCPA Bursaries is Sunday May 5, 2019. There are three bursaires available for 2019: Neil O. Stubberfiled Piobaireachd Bursary, BCPA Tuition Bursary, and the new Brittany Angeltvedt Memorial Bursary for Tenor Drummers Information about the tuition, piobaireachd and tenor drumming bursaries and the 2019 application forms can be…

Celebration of Life for Maureen Lee MacDonald – May 11, 2019

The Celebration of Life for Maureen Lee MacDonald will be held on Saturday May 11, 2019, 1:00 pm at the Berea Baptist Church, 6062 132 St, Surrey, BC V3X 1M8 UPDATE: Donations in Maureen’s memory can be made to the Maureen Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Celtic Arts Foundation.   The Passing of Maureen Lee…

2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival Online Entry is OPEN

The 2019 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival will be held Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15 at the new venue of Lafarge Lake Park in Coquitlam, BC (near Percy Perry Stadium). Entry is now open at  https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/event-3380584 There are extensive changes to where events and activities will be located so please review the…

Complete Results and Recap of the 2019 Annual Gathering

The complete results of the 2019 Annual Gathering are now posted on the Results page. They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results. In addition, winners of the special event awards are included. The Grand Aggregate standings are on the Results page.…

Entry Deadline for 2019 Victoria Highland Games – April 27, 2019

Partial results of the 2019 BCPA Annual Gathering

Alan Bevan won the Open Piping Aggregate and Jack Lee captured the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Open Piobaireachd at the 2019 BCPA Annual Gathering on April 19 & 20 at North Delta Secondary School, Delta, BC. With his win, Jack has won the Cairn 14 times across 5 decades. Grant Maxwell won the Open Snare…

Zephan Knichel wins Silver Medal Qualifier at 2019 BCPA Annual Gathering

Zephan Knichel of Surrey, BC won the Competing Pipers Association B Grade Piobaireachd event at the BCPA Annual Gathering on April 19, 2019. With the win Zephan qualifies for the Silver Medal at the 2020 Argyllshire Gathering and 2020 Northern Meeting.         Brad Davidson of Waterloo, ON captured the CPA C Grade…

Road Closures Affecting Travel to Annual Gathering at North Delta Secondary School on April 20

Saturday April 20 is the Surrey Vaisakhi parade This festival takes place in the area of 72 to 82 Ave and 122 to 128 St. The parade starts at 85 Ave and 128 St. https://www.surreyvaisakhiparade.com/files/2019-Vaisakhi-Parade-Map.pdf Access to 128 St and road sections along the parade route will be impacted most significantly. Increased delays may be…

2019 BCPA Annual Gathering livestream details

BCPA is pleased to again present livestreaming of the Open and Band events at the 2019 Annual Gathering, including the Competing Pipers Association B Grade Piobaireachd Silver Medal Qualifier. All times are Pacific Daylight Time. PIPING and BANDS The following events will be livestreamed on the BC Pipers Facebook Live https://facebook.com/bcpipers Friday April 19, 2019…