The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to announce that the 2022 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital is back this year, live, on Saturday May 14, 2022, and everyone is invited.

Alastair started with the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band. Joining SFU in 2008, he was privileged to win the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championship in his first two tries (2008 & 2009). In concert, Alastair can be seen playing both pipes and keyboards.

As well, solo pipe competition has been a focus for Alastair. In Scotland he is now in the Former Winners MSR at Oban as well as the Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at Oban and Inverness. Alastair also plays for highland dancing on a regular basis.

In his private life Alastair graduated with honours in 2013 from the Art Institute of Vancouver in professional sound engineering. He currently works full-time at the well-known Scottish importing firm Tartantown Ltd. as a bagpipe technician, shipper and sales associate.

This event celebrates the memory of Andrew Bonar, a great BC piper, while raising funds, in his name, for brain cancer research in BC. Join the BCPA at the Scottish Cultural Centre in Vancouver for this social event, open to all. This will be one of the first public gathering of pipers in almost two years.

This year’s participants will be Alan Bevan, Jori Chisholm, Gordon Conn, Zephan Knichel and Alastair Lee. There will be a special performance by Cameron Bonar.

Join us at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Performances begin at 7:00 pm. Highland Dress is welcome. There will be a liquor service. Livestreaming will also be available on the BC Pipers’ Association Facebook page.

This event is free, however BCPA will be accepting donations online for the BC Cancer Foundation. Canadian charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Click HERE to donate.

Thank you for supporting the BC Pipers’ Association as we continue “Inspiring Piping to Conquer Cancer”.

Please check out our Boney Music Memorial Invitational page for details.

Andrew Bonar receiving Life Membership in BCPA, with Terry Lee and Rob MacNeil, ScotFestBC 2017

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