Notice of the 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 participation…

Reminder – Application Deadline for Fall BCPA Bursaries is November 3, 2019

The Fall deadline to apply for the BCPA Bursaries is Sunday, November 3, 2019. There are two bursaires available: Neil O. Stubberfiled Piobaireachd Bursary, BCPA Tuition Bursary, and the new Information about the tuition and piobaireachd bursaries and the 2019 application forms can be found on the website at:

2019 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule, Updated Orders of Play, and Grand Aggregate Awards

Schedule The schedule for the November 2, 2019 Mini-Gathering is now posted here. More Tuning Rooms This season more tuning rooms are available as well as a final tuning room for each platform. Players are required to respect the following rules around these rooms:   Competitors shall not use the general tuning rooms more than…

2019 NOV BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

A link to the Orders of Play for the 2019 November Mini-Gathering is now posted here: The complete schedule of events will be posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here:

Celebration of Life for Norma Nicholson Thompson

A Celebration of Life in memory of NORMA NICHOLSON THOMPSON will be held at the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course 7600 Halifax St, Burnaby, BC Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 2PM Kindly Respond by Oct 15th to Norma Nicholson Thompson, youngest daughter of Order of Canada Member the late Pipe Major Malcolm Nicholson, C.M, and the first female…

Delta Police Pipe Band Celtic Gala Oct. 18

2019-20 BCPA Mini-Gatherings Online Entry is now Open

Registration for the 2019-20 BCPA Mini-Gatherings is now available here You can also find information regarding tune requirements and rules there as well. Note that for the 2019-20 BCPA Mini-Gatherings online entry, registrants must use an email address that is associated with a current BCPA individual membership, otherwise the system will not permit entry. If…

Solo Competitor Promotions for the 2019/20 season

Skerryvore in North Vancouver & Victoria



From Scotland, Skerryvore is Scotland’s “Best Live Act”. The band is performing in North Vancouver, at Centennial Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 5, and in Victoria on Sunday, October 6. For North Van. tickets, click here.

For Victoria tickets, click here.

There is a limited number of BCPA & SCOTDANCE member-discounted tickets available.  Contact Rene or Carolyn Phillips-Cusson for arrangements: (250) 758-0208 or

Review of BCPA Rules

Now that the 2019 competition season has concluded, the BCPA Rules Subcommittee invites input with regards to any concerns or recommended changes to our present rules (posted on our website at: Please forward any concerns or recommendations to Sandy Reid, Leader, BCPA Rules Subcommittee ( prior to October 15, 2019. Recommended changes will be…

Complete Results and Pictures of the 2019 Campbell River Highland Gathering

The complete results of the 2019 Campbell River Highland 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. Photos from the Campbell River Highland Gathering are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery The…

August 12, 1979 – Triumph Street Pipe Band wins the Grade 1 World Drum Corps Championship

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Triumph Street Pipe Band winning the Grade 1 World Drum Corps Championship at the 1979 World Pipe Band Championships in Nottingham, England. Triumph Street Pipe Band Drum Corps – 1979 World Drum Corps Champions. L-R: Jeff Crowter, Scott Robertson, Kennedy Cranswick, L/D Willie McErlean, Jim Inglis, Jan Senyk,…