New format Boney Music Memorial Invitational a success

Thank you to everyone that tuned into the Boney Music Memorial Invitational. It was great to hear stories and memories of BCPA Life Member, the late Andrew Bonar and to revisit the excellent piping presentations from our 2020 event. Click HERE to watch the event on YouTube The Boney Music Memorial Invitational is a piping competition…

Content of Important Email sent to 2021 Feb BCPA Online Mini-Gathering registrants

BCPA has received several reports that the important automated email sent at 5:42 pm on February 14 to the registrants of the 2021 Feb BCPA Online Mini-Gathering has not been received by those registrants in their InBox or caught in their Spam/Junk folders. To ensure that all registered players for the February 20, 2021 BCPA…

2021 Feb BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Orders of Play, Schedules, and Adjudicators Assignments

Players entered for the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering have been sent an email with specific instructions and links to the Orders of Play, adjudicator chosen tune(s), as well as schedules for Grade 1 Piping and Grade 1 Snare Drumming. Grade 1 Piping and Grade 1 Snare Drumming competitors will be performing their music event…

Entries Closing Date for 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering – February 5, 2021

A reminder that the entries closing date for the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering is February 5, 2021 Full details can be found at the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Registration. BCPA would like to clarify some of the points in the 2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Information Guide. This event will operate in the same format…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1985

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1985. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Angus Macpherson continues to write thought provoking Editorials and Peter Aumonier continues with many reports on…

Press Release from Canmore Highland Games

The following information has been provided to BCPA for communication to BCPA members. While the Canmore Highland Games is not a BCPA sanctioned competition, it has been a highland games that many BCPA members, competitors, pipe bands, and adjudicators have attended over the years and readers may find this of interest. Press Release from Canmore…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1984

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1984. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Ad in Newsletter for the Australian Pipe Band and Highland Dancing Championships in Adelaide S.A. Australia…

BCPA announces details for 2021 Online Boney Music Memorial and 2021 Online Annual Gathering

2021 Online Boney Music Memorial The BC Pipers’ Association is pleased to announce the 2021 Online Boney Music Memorial event, to raise funds for brain cancer research for the BC Cancer Foundation, will be held online Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time. Discussions with the 2020 event’s players determined that the ambiance…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1983

The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1983. Besides the regular news of competitions and results, BCPA Life Member Bill Elder has compiled the following interesting news of that year: Judging Seminar, discussion surrounding standardized judging sheets. The 51st Annual Gathering to be held at Vancouver…

B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters of 1982

Happy New Year and Happy Hogmanay to all our members! The BCPA Communications team had a well deserved break for the holiday period and looks forward to bringing you more news and articles of importance and interest. The Historical Newsletters page has been updated with the release of archival B.C. Pipers’ Newsletters from 1982. Besides…

The Passing of Jessie Roane (nee Nicholson)

Jessie Roane, multi-talented piper, dancer, and singer and daughter of Order of Canada Member and BCPA Life Member the late Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, C.M., passed away on December 19, 2020. Her daughter Elouise Roane has kindly provided the following obituary which also appears here. Elouise has memories of her Mom using her piping and…

2021 February BCPA Online Mini-Gathering Registration Now Open

With the on-going world-wide global COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, the BCPA is continuing with the Mini-Gatherings in an online format. As previously announced, players will enter the Mini-Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site, then record and upload their performances to YouTube during the defined period, then complete a form with music details and YouTube…