The Parish of Christ Church Cathedral will be hosting a concert featuring the sounds of the British Columbia Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums & The Regimental Pipes & Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. The concert is to raise funds to support the pastoral work of the Padre with the men and women of the BCR and Seaforth Highlanders.
Seaforth Highlanders: The Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada came into existence shortly after the inception of the Regiment in 1910, and today is the oldest continuously active pipe band in British Columbia. Made up of both serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and civilian volunteers, the Band performs in many military and civilian events. Each year there are appearances at parades, highland games and numerous other events in Vancouver and other communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and California.
BC Regiment: The band, which is an all-volunteer band made up of civilian women, men and youth of diverse ethnic origins is based out of the Beatty Street Drill Hall in Vancouver... The band plays at various civic functions, charitable events, parades, and military functions, primarily in the Metro Vancouver Area. In June 2002, the Irish Fusiliers of Canada and the British Columbia Regiment were formally merged to preserve the Battle Honours and name of the Irish Fusiliers. With the merger, the BCR Irish Pipes and Drums have become a visible symbol of the Irish heritage of these two outstanding regiments. The uniform is that of an Irish Piper as Connaught is an Irish county, and the piper wears the badges of the 7th Battalion and the DCOR.