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. Information about the 2022 annual Gathering will be posted here.


The 2022 BCPA Annual Gathering will be held Online for solo events only.

Players entering the Annual Gathering through the BCPA Registration Site, will then record and uploaded their performances to YouTube during the defined recording period following instructions in the Information Guide. Players will then complete a google form with music details and YouTube link(s) for all the event(s) they have entered and submit the google form.

Please note that the entries deadline for the “early bird” random draw for Order of Play is 11:59 pm March 31. Refer to the Information Guide for further details.


Previous Year Annual Gatherings

2021 Annual Gathering Ceilidh (stay tuned for details about 2022 Ceilidh)

The 2021 BCPA Annual Gathering Ceilidh,  Saturday April 17.  The event will feature local performers, pipers, singers, possible prizes, recognition of piping & drumming families, and the 88th Annual Gathering awards.  The event starts at 7:00pm PST. Pre-registration through tickets will be available in March 2021.

Note: to add multiple competitors on a single registration, use the “add guest” button near the bottom. More info is in the events help page on the registration site if needed. Please note that all competition entries and their payments shall be done online for all competitions administered, managed and run by BCPA.

Several bank gift cards, in Canada and the US, can be accepted by the BCPA’s online entry system. This method may be used by people who do not want to use their personal credit cards for online transactions and by pipe bands. A partial list of these bank gift cards is contained in the Information Document associated with the Annual Gathering online entry form.


The BC Pipers’ Association is pleased to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The 2022 BCPA Annual Gathering will be held Online for solo events only.


2020 Band Contest Admission Tickets

The “early bird” priced tickets for the 2020 BCPA Annual Gathering Band Contest are available for purchase until April 7 here.

Early Bird ticket prices are in the following table. Prices at the door will be higher. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for admission purchases and purchases at the Ceilidh.

AgeBand ContestCeilidh
18 and over$11.00FREE
11 – 17$6.00FREE
10 and under$4.00FREE

Order of Play – OOP

Visit the home page one week before the event and click the links to the Friday and Saturday orders of play.

Schedule of Events

Visit the home page three days before the event and click the links to the Friday and Saturday schedules.

2020 Souvenir Programme

A link to the 2020 Annual Gathering Souvenir Programme will be added here as soon as the programme is available

2020 Annual Gathering Programme Advertisers Welcome!

Click here to find out more about advertising in this year’s event program and to reserve and pay for your advertisement.

2020 Interactive Demonstrations of Piping and Drumming

The 2020 Annual Gathering will include interactive demonstrations of piping and drumming for youth and adults interested in learning the instruments on the Saturday from 12 noon to 1 pm. A great way to become engaged in a very fulfilling passion.

2020 Senior Adjudicator Drumming Workshops

The Senior Drumming Adjudicator will conduct workshops for snare drummers on Friday, April 10 at the Annual Gathering venue. Admission is free however registration is required. For details please see page 2 of the 2020 BCPA Annual Gathering Info Guide which can be found here.

2020 Drum Majors Workshop

A Drum Majors workshop will be conducted on Friday, April 10 at the Annual Gathering venue. Admission is free however registration is required. For details please see page 2 of the 2020 BCPA Annual Gathering Info Guide which can be found here.

2020 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.

Where: 

Friday and Saturday events and activities will again be at

  • North Delta Secondary School, 11447 82nd Ave, Delta, BC, V4C 5J6

Sponsors

Sponsors for the 2020 BCPA Annual Gathering will be announced soon.

Notes

Times are subject to change, updates will be added here and on Facebook and Twitter if necessary.

Results

Latest results

Past Winners

History

The first Annual Gathering was held in 1932. Further historical information can be found on the BC pipers History page.

Some of the past winners of the trophies are listed on the Annual Gathering Trophy History Page.