The band has long been closely tied to the piping fraternity in the North West. In 1932 the British Columbia Pipers Association held its inaugural meeting at the police station. Band member Roderick MacLeod was elected as the first president of the association.
MacLeod and Ed Esson, Pipe Major of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, also created the MacCrimmon Cairn trophy in 1933. Band member Alex Johnson was the first recipient of the Cairn and would later go on to become Pipe Major of the band.