Rescheduled Celebration of Life for Terry McHardy

This is notification of a rescheduling of the Celebration of Life for Terry McHardy to Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm at The Refinery Vancouver Event Space, 1115 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M1. A second Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Quality Inn…

Pipe Major Needed – South Fraser Pipes and Drums

The South Fraser Pipes and Drums is in need of a Pipe Major. They also welcome any pipers who would like to join the band. The South Fraser Pipes and Drums is a small community band that meets Tuesday nights at Coghlan Hall, just off Highway 1 and 256th Street. -For more information, please contact…

Lee, Knichel, Kreger, and Kennedy capture top prizes at Winter Storm, January 12, 2018, Kansas City, MO

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2018 Winter Storm on January 12 in Kansas City, MO. Alastair Lee – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd Zephan Knichel – 1st United States Silver Medal Piobaireachd Bryce Kreger – 1st North American Grade 1 Amateur…

The passing of Terry McHardy

BCPA has been informed of the November 29 passing of Terry McHardy, a former Pipe Major of the Seaforth Cadets Pipe Band, Vancouver Police officer, and manager of J.T. McHardy’s Scottish Supplies in downtown Vancouver in the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Terry’s father was John T. McHardy, Pipe Major of the 2nd battalion…

New Bellingham Scottish Gathering debuts June 2, 2018 at Hovander Homestead Park

The new Bellingham Scottish Gathering, lead by well known Whatcom County highland dancing teacher, judge, and competition organizer Heather Richendrfer, begins its inaugural highland games and Scottish festival on Saturday June 2, 2018 at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale, WA. The press release for the announcement is located here. https://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Bellingham-Scottish-Gathering-Press-Release-12-17.pdf BCPA is pleased that piping,…

2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

The results of the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. https://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ Photos from the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering and the 2017 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) Vice President Bill Murray for presenting the SACS…

BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards Ceremony – November 4, 2017

The 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony will take place at 10:15 am Saturday November 4, before the start of the Mini-Gathering, at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC. Executives of the St. Andrew and Caledonian Society will be presenting the trophies and shields to the winners.   Come out and…

Application Deadline for Fall BCPA Tuition Bursaries and new Piobaireachd Bursaries

The Fall deadline to apply for the BCPA Tuition Bursaries is Sunday Nov 5, 2017. Information about the tuition bursaries and the 2017 application form can be found on the website at: https://www.bcpipers.org/services/grants-bursaries/ Also, BCPA is pleased to announce the addition of the Neil O. Stubberfield Piobaireachd Bursaries, in memory of Neil Stubberfield, a long…