The BC Pipers’ Association is proud to announce that the 2023 Boney Music Memorial Invitational Competition and Recital is back this year, live, on Saturday, February 11th, and everyone is invited. Let us introduce you to one of this years participants.

Alan is one of the world’s top pipers. His career highlights include winning the Gold and Silver Medals at the Northern Meeting, the Gold Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering, the Jig events at both Oban and Inverness in the same year, overall winner at the Donald MacLeod Memorial competition (2009) and overall winner at the Master’s Invitational (2009). Formerly P/M of the grade 1 Abbotsford Police Pipe Band, Alan has been a member of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band since 1995. He has won the World Championship with the band on several occasions. Alan has performed as a featured soloist at the band’s concerts at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and both the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York. Alan succeeded Terry Lee as pipe major of the SFU in 2013.

For many years, Alan has served as Leader of the Adjudication Subcommittee of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association. He practices as in house counsel for a large insurance provider and lives in Abbotsford, BC.

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 us at the Seaforth Armoury, 1650 Burrard 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 year’s participants include Alan Bevan, Gordon Conn, Zephan Knichel, Alastair Lee, and Jamie Kubasiewicz. There will be a special performance by Cameron Bonar.

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. This is our donation page: BC Cancer Foundation Boney Invitational Donation Page

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.