The BC Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering (also known as the “Indoor Meet”) is held on the Friday and Saturday of the Easter long weekend each year.
The Friday features solo piobaireachd and Open drumming competitions, as well as drumming workshops.
Saturday events are the remaining solo events, a full band competition, and the Ceilidh afterward including performances by the solo aggregate winners.
2023 BCPA Annual Gathering
will be held on
Friday, April 7th & Saturday, April 8th, 2023
We are back in person at
North Delta Secondary School, 11447 82nd Ave, Delta, BC, V4C 5J6
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Annual Gathering Volunteers Welcome!
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2023 Events Planned
Solo competitions on Friday and Saturday
Band competitions on Saturday
Special Event: Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Pacific Rim Solo Drumming Championship
Hosted by the British Columbia Pipers’ Association (BCPA), this competition forms part of the new RSPBA International Solo Drumming circuit for 2023. This event is officially recognized and sanctioned by the RSPBA and will be conducted according to RSPBA rules and will be adjudicated by accredited RSPBA adjudicators. The winner of this event will receive the J. Reid Maxwell medal. Monetary prizes are sponsored by Tartantown and BCPA.
Special Event: CPA (Competing Pipers Association) Combined B&C Grades Piobaireachd Event
This event is officially sanctioned and recognized by the Competing Pipers Association. The event will be adjudicated by a BCPA or ANAPBA affiliated association “A” Certificate Piobaireachd Adjudicator, an adjudicator from the CPA Supplementary List of Judges or the Solo Piping Judges Association Adjudicators List.
Senior Adjudicator Drumming Workshops
The Senior Drumming Adjudicator will conduct workshops for snare drummers on the Friday at the Annual Gathering venue. Admission is. For details please see the current BCPA Annual Gathering Info Guide found here.
BCPA “After Hours” Ceilidh
The BCPA “After Hours” Ceilidh begins at the Annual Gathering venue immediately after the Saturday band contest and awards presentation. FREE admission.
Cash and credit cards will be accepted for purchases at the Ceilidh.
Entry Forms for Competitors
Will be available starting February 17th until midnight Tuesday, March 21st.
Band Contest Admission Tickets
Prices at the door will be higher. Cash and credit cards will be accepted on site for admission tickets.
For ages 11 and up, the cost is $10. Under 10 is free.
Competitors will be allowed in the back of the theatre to watch free of charge (must be in uniform, space permitting)
Order of Play – OOP
OOP for both Friday and Saturday events will be posted on bcpipers.org home page one week before the event.
Schedule of Events
Schedules for both Friday and Saturday events will be posted on bcpipers.org home page 3 days before the event.
A link to this year’s Annual Gathering Souvenir Programme will be added here as soon as the on-line program is available.
Sponsors for this year’s BCPA Annual Gathering will be announced soon.
The first Annual Gathering was held in 1932. Further historical information can be found on the BC pipers History page. Further historical information can be found on the BC pipers History page, click here.
The BC Pipers’ Association is pleased to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.