2020 BCPA Annual Gathering Online Entry and Tickets is OPEN

Online entry and band contest tickets for the 2020 BCPA Annual Gathering are now open here Please read the 2020 Annual Gathering Information Guide first before entering events or purchasing tickets as there are new events and updated information.. Payment for entries and tickets must be completed within 15 minutes of registering or registration is…

2020 Feb BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule

The schedule for the February 15, 2020 BCPA Mini-Gathering is now posted here The Mini-Gathering will once again be held at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1 and starts at 11:00 am EXCEPT GRADE 3 and GRADE 2 PIOBAIREACHD WHICH START AT 10:30 AM. Other details are located in…

2020 Feb BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

Drum Major Workshop, Saturday, February 15, 2020 Pitt River Middle School Gymnasium

A Drum Major workshop will be held in conjunction with the February Mini-gathering on Saturday, February 15. This workshop is for any band members or persons interesting in learning the role of a Drum Major and the basic functions of the role. The proposed topics will be as follows: The role of the Drum Major…

BCPA launches youth piping and drumming educational initiative

The BC Pipers’ Association has launched a youth piping and drumming educational initiative with the objective of increasing the number of children playing bagpipes and drums. The first phase is focused on the Metro Vancouver area and involves an eight week program of free lessons for beginners starting the week of February 24. It will…

BCPA members capture top prizes at Winter Storm, January 16-17, 2020, Kansas City, MO

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2020 Winter Storm on January 16-17 in Kansas City, MO. Alastair Lee – 1st United States Gold Medal Ceol Beag – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd – Winner of the President’s Trophy for double Gold Medals…

Celebrate Robbie Burns Weekend with the BCPA!

The BC Pipers’ Association will be holding our Annual Ceilidh & recognizing our 2019 Volunteers on Friday January 24, 2020. This year this annual event is being held at The Heritage Grill, in New Westminster. Following dinner, stay and enjoy some live music! It should be a fun evening, and we hope to see you…

Celtic Arts Foundation Announces Release of Westering Home CD/DVD Project

The Celtic Arts Foundation announces release of its Westering Home CD/DVD project. For more information on the project or to order the CD/DVD, please visit the link below: https://celticarts.org/westering-home/ The link below has a short 5-minute trailer on the Celtic Arts Foundations’s Masters of Scottish Arts DVD and audio CD project: https://vimeo.com/375519076

2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital

The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to announce that the 2020 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital to raise funds for brain cancer research for the BC Cancer Foundation, is planned for Saturday February 15, 2020. Please check out our Boney Music Memorial Invitational page for details. The invited players for this year’s event…

Reminder BCPA Annual General Meeting – Saturday November 23, 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time as an ONLINE MEETING ONLY.   This form of meeting was approved by the Board of Directors to exercise new capabilities in the BC Societies Act to enable greater…

2019 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and 2019 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

The results of the 2019 November BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. https://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ Photos from the 2019 November BCPA Mini-Gathering and the 2019 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. https://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ Our thanks to St. Andrew and Caledonian Society (SACS) President Bill Murray and Past President Cilla Bachop…

VE Day 75 – May 8, 2020

Calling all Pipers to help celebrate in the 75th anniversary of VE day. VE Day 75 is being organized to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the end of the War in Europe on 8th May 1945, along with paying an important, unique ‘tribute’ to those amazing, brave Pipers that either lost their lives or returned…