Annual Dinner March 9th!

Tickets go on sale soon for this year’s Annual Dinner and Knockout Finals at the Scottish Cultural Centre. Adult tickets are $45, Senior tickets are $40, Child (under 15) tickets are $25. Don’t miss out on an evening of delicious food and world-class music! Online ticketing here, or contact Sarah McLatchy at to book…

2013 Annual Gathering Registration Forms Available

Trophy and plaques – please return at the February 16th Mini Gathering

Reminder to all competitors who won a trophy or plaque at last year’s Annual Gathering: Please have your trophy/plaque engraved with 2012 & your name & return it to the Feb. 16th Mini Gathering or remember to bring it to this year’s Annual Gathering on March 29th & 30th, 2013.

Registration for Annual Gathering to be posted by noon on Saturday Feb 2nd

Due to a few changes to the registration forms, we would be unable to post the registration form before 5pm on Friday, which would negatively impact those travelling to the Mastery of Scottish Arts Concert in Seattle Friday evening, so we will post the registration forms as close to noon on Saturday morning as possible.

New Competitor Seminar February 16 before the Mini-Gathering

The BC Pipers’ Association will be holding a seminar for parents and children who are new to piping and drumming and/or who having only been competing for a few years. The seminar will be held from 10:30am to 11:30am on February 16, 2012 prior to the Mini-Gathering at Pitt River Middle School (2070 Tyner St,…

BC Regiment Irish Pipes & Drums Whiskey Tasting March 1st

Help Set a New World Record Friday January 25th at Simon Fraser University!

The SFU Centre for Scottish Studies is inviting pipers and drummers to come and be a part of the Burns Day Marathon. On Friday, January 25, 2013, the Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies is again organizing a Marathon Recitation of Burns’s Poetry and Song.  Their goal is to break our 2012 record of…

Tune Writing Contest celebrating VPPB 100th Anniversary

$500-$1000 is available for the winning tune in the tune writing contest to commemorate the 2014 100th Anniversary of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. Submissions are due by March 31st, 2013, and winners will be announced by May 1, 2013. More details available at this link:  VPPB tune contest

Piobaireachd Club Meeting December 14th 2012

 Piobaireachd Club Meeting 14-12-12 The annual Christmas meeting of the Club was hosted by Jack and Christine Lee. A small (but select) group gathered to hear the ‘great music’ played by young and old alike.  What greater satisfaction can there be than to hear youngsters play, all the while hoping that one of them may…

BCPA Sanctioned Competitions for 2013

BCPA Sanctioned Competitions for 2013. See the BCPA Calendar for links and info. The Calendar has filtering options, you can see the Grand Aggregate/Non Grand Aggregate Games, as well as “Sanctioned” games with the Category and Tag filters, pictured here.  Feb 9 Piping and Drumming Knockouts Feb 16 Mini-Gatherings Mar 9 Annual Dinner Mar 29-30  BCPA Annual…

2013 Bursary Application form Updated – Deadline for Mary MacKinnon award submissions Dec 31

Congratulations dues rebate winners – still time to take the 2011/2012 Survey!

Thanks to everyone who completed the BCPA Survey of Members Satisfaction for the 2011/12 Season. Congratulations to these winners, who were randomly drawn to receive a dues rebate after entering the drawing before the deadline. Liam Diamond Kevin Dougan Ian Sinclair We’re still interested in receiving your feedback, if you haven’t taken the survey (reduced significantly…