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, Jamie Kubasiewicz.
Originally from Winnipeg, Jamie started playing pipes with the Transcona and District Pipe Band under the instruction of Pipe Major George Lawrence. Over the years he moved to the Lord Selkirk Boys Pipe Band and then to the grade 2 St Andrews Society Pipe Band before joining SFU in the fall of 2012. A fan from the beginning, Jamie always dreamt of playing with SFU, and especially loved going to Piping Hot to be taught by the likes of Jack Lee, Stuart Liddell, and of course Andrew Bonar. Jamie has fond memories and words of encouragement from Boney, “so when you coming to play with SFU?” Boney would say, perhaps not knowing just how much that meant to Jamie at the time. Jamie is honoured to play in the Boney this year and looks forward to a fantastic evening.
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.