Tartantown Ltd

Fourth in our company profile series is Tartantown Ltd Tartantown Ltd was originally started as a convenient location for highland…

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Long & McQuade

Second in our series of company profiles is Long & McQuade Long & McQuade Musical Instruments has been serving Canada’s…

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BCPA Player Initiated Promotion Requests at the end of the 2020 season

BCPA is initiating the opportunity for Player Initiated Promotion Requests at the end of the 2020 season for players whose continued musical development during this COVID-19 pandemic period meets particular requirements and criteria. Details of the process, requirements, criteria, and application closing date are described here BCPA Player Initiated Promotion Requests. BCPA continues to encourage…

Reminder BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration for June Closes June 26

We are fast approaching the second registration closing date of June 26, 2020 for the BCPA Online Performance Assessments for June. Full details can be found at the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration Now Open here. BCPA would like to clarify some of the points in the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Information Guide, the updated…

Registration for the BCPA Forum on Planned Grade 5, 4 and Adult Grade Changes

Registration for the BCPA Forum on the planned Grade 5, 4 and Adult Grade changes will be held on Saturday June 20, 2020, from 9:00 – 10:30 am Pacific Time via the Internet webinar service Zoom. Date & Time: June 20, 2020 at 9:00 am Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrce-qrTMpHdNOo8ReiYVxCAG1GeoM_ija After registering, you…

BCPA Adult Grade Rule Changes – Meeting Date Preference Survey

The BCPA has initiated rules changes that may be of interest to you and you are a past, current or future players of the Adult Grade. On May 7, BCPA announced upcoming rule changes found here: BCPA Rules Changes for 2020 and 2021 (which had been approved in February but the announcement delayed due to…

Competing Pipers’ Association Online Competition

The Competing Pipers’ Association (CPA) is holding a series of competitions online over the summer of 2020. There will be two events per grade: Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey & Reel. The competition will be held in stages: C Grade in July, B Grade in August and A&P Grade in September, depending on the success of…

Reminder: Application Closing Date for Spring BCPA Bursaries is June 7, 2020

The application forms and information for the 2020 BCPA Bursaries are now posted at: https://www.bcpipers.org/services/grants-bursaries/ There are three bursaries available for 2020: Neil O. Stubberfield Piobaireachd Bursary BCPA Tuition Bursary Brittany Angeltvedt Memorial Bursary for Tenor Drummers. The Spring closing date to apply for the BCPA Bursaries is Sunday June 7, 2020. Please note that…

Reminder BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration for May Closes May 29

We are fast approaching the first registration closing date of May 29, 2020 for the BCPA Online Performance Assessments for May. Full details can be found at the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration Now Open here. BCPA would like to clarify some of the points in the BCPA Online Performance Assessments Information Guide, the updated…

BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration Now Open

BCPA Online Performance Assessments registration is now open here In this unprecedented time when the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of this season’s highland games in the Pacific Northwest and with it the loss of solo piping, drumming, and pipe band competitions, the BC Pipers’ Association, in partnership with the highland games, is providing…

“The Roots of Scottish Folk Music” with Dr. Gary West Fundraiser

BCPA is bringing this Celtic Arts Foundation fundraising event to your attention. “Join us for a fascinating presentation on the history of Scottish folk music, told in Dr. Gary West’s signature blend of music and lecture! As our members know, the third weekend of May marks our annual Scotch-tasting Gala, the only major fundraising event…

Tartantown Ltd

Fourth in our company profile series is Tartantown Ltd Tartantown Ltd was originally started as a convenient location for highland dancers to buy their dance shoes made in Scotland. In 1979 a piping component was added to the store and Terry Lee (who had previously been a part time employee) joined the company on a…

GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd

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Third in our company profiles series is GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd was founded in 2017 by Garth Newlands along with his son Austin. Garth began his piping career at the age of 27 after the passing of his brother Colin Newlands in 1996 who was a well known solo piper and…

BCPA Rules Changes for 2020 and 2021

The BCPA Rules subcommittee would like to thank those individuals who submitted recommendations for new and revised BCPA competition rules. Submissions were discussed within BCPA and with the BCPA sanctioned highland games. Recommendations were reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. Approved changes were adopted February 11, 2020 and are listed below. The announcement…