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​Please note: The following list of competitive performing arts festivals from all regions of BC is provided as a resource for residents of BC looking for a competitive festival in their area as well as providing contact information for prospective adjudicators.  None of the festivals listed are commercial festivals and are not looking to hire performing arts acts.

FESTIVALS BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA

CARIBOO, CHILCOTIN

100 Mile Festival of the Arts - 100 Mile House
Dates: Closing date for entries: February 11, 2017
Festival Dates: April 18 - 29, 2017
Final Concert Dates: April 29
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 1903, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Festival Website: www.100milefestivalofthearts.ca
President:
Bruce Madu, PO Box 812, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 1E0
Phone: 250.395.7700 Email: brusan100@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: As above

Bella Coola Valley Festival of the Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: April 15, 2017
Festival Dates: April 20 - 21, 2017
Final Concert Date: April 21
Festival Mailing Address: c/o Box 70, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
Festival Phone: 250.982.2355, Festival Fax: 250.982.2720
Festival Email:
johnmorton1946@gmail.com
President: Stephen Dishkin
Phone: 250.982.2312 (H), 250.982.2355 (B) Email: sdishkin@sd49.bc.ca
Provincial Contact: John Morton, Box 70 Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
Phone: 250.982.2328  Email: johnmorton1946@gmail.com

Cariboo Festival Society - Williams Lake
Dates:
Closing date for entries: February 10, 2017
Festival Dates: April 18 - 28, 2017
Final Concert Date: May 6
Festival Mailing Address: 629 Pinchbeck St.,Williams Lake, BC V2G 1E6
Festival Phone: 250.392.2563
Festival Website:
www.cariboofestival.ca  Festival Email: info@cariboofestival.ca
President : Ann Smith, 1416 Paxton Rd., Williams Lake, BC V2G 3G2
Phone: 250.392.1439 (H), 250.305.9755 (W) Email: ann.smith@axis.bc.ca
Provincial Contact: As above

Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: Dance: December 15, 2016. Vocal, Choral, Speech and Piano: January 30, 2017
Festival Dates: Dance: February 9 - 13, Vocal and Choral: March 13 - 16 and Speech and Piano: April 3 - 8, 2017
Final Concert Date: Piano Awards Ceremony and Concert, April 9
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 4374, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J4
Festival Phone: 250.747.8644
Festival Website: www.qfpa.org 
President: Romy Traber, 2849 Holley Rd., Quesnel, BC V2J 6L9
Phone: 250.747.8644 Email: roro@telus.net
Provincial Contact: Barb Scharf, Box 3211, McLeese Lake, BC V0L 1P0
Phone: 250.297.6553 Email: bscharf@uniserve.com

KOOTENAY ROCKIES

Creston Festival of the Arts
Dates:
Closing date for entries: January 12, 2018
Festival Dates: March 5 - 10, 2018
Final Concert Date: March 11
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 210 - 23rd Ave. N., Creston, BC V0B 1G5
Festival Phone: 250.428.9557
Festival Website: www.crestonfestivalofthearts.ca
Festival Email: llavend@telus.net
President:
Margaret Lavender, 210-23rd Ave. N, Creston, BC, V0B 1G5
Phone: 250.428.9557  Email: llavend@telus.net
Provincial Contact: As above

East Kootenay Festival of the Performing Arts - Cranbrook
Dates:
Closing date for entries: February 28, 2017
Festival Dates: April 4 - 28, 2017
Final Concert Date: Gala Showcase: May 15
Festival Mailing Address: Box 65, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 4H6
Festival Phone: 250.427.2883
Festival Website: www.ekperformingarts.com
Festival Email: l_butler@shaw.ca
President: Lorraine Butler, 2609 - 6th St., S., Cranbrook, BC, V1C 4W5
Phone: 250.489.2609 Email: l_butler@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Penny Long, 329 - 23rd Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5H3
Phone: 778.517.1932 Email: pennylong@shaw.ca

Kootenay Festival of the Arts - Nelson 2018
Dates:
Closing date for entries:
Festival Dates:
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: Box 2, Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Festival Phone: 250.352.7843
Festival Website: www.kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca Festival Email:
lgray@netidea.com
President: Wendy Herbison, 5610 Hwy 3A, Nelson, BC V1L 6N7
Phone: 250.229.5487 Email: wjherbi@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Leah Gray, 506 Second St., Nelson, BC V1L 2L5
Phone: 250.352.5863 Email: lgray@netidea.com

Trail - 2019
Dates:
Closing date for entries:
Festival Dates:
Final Concert Dates:
Festival Mailing Address: Box 2127, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0
Festival Phone:
250.362.9635
Festival Website: www.kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca Festival Email:
niczim77@hotmail.com
President: Nicole Zimmer, Box 1506., Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0
Phone: 250.362.9635 Email: niczim77@hotmail.com
Provincial Contact: As above

NORTHERN

BC Annual Dance Competition - Prince Rupert
Dates
: Closing date for entries: February 1, 2018
Festival Dates: May 6 - 12, 2018
Final Concert Date: May 12
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 670, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3S1
Festival Phone 250.627.7982
Festival Website: www.bcadc.com Festival Email: dance@citywest.ca
President: Teresa Mackereth, 310 4th Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1P3
Phone: 250.624.9710 Email: tm@citytel.net
Provincial Contact: Joycelynn Mitchell, 1847 Kootenay Ave., Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 4A3
Phone: 250.600.1858 Email: mycjbabe@gmail.com
       
Lakes District Festival Association - Burns Lake
Dates: Closing date for entries: February 1, 2017
Festival Dates: March 10 - 25, 2017
Final Concert Date: March 25
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 16743 Gardner Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2
Festival Website: www.ldfestival.ca  Email: Juanita.McfFe@alumni.unbc.ca

President:
Lois K. Koop, Box 706, Francois Lake, BC V0J 1R0
Phone: 250.695.6699 Email: loiskkoop@galaxymail.ca
Provincial Contact: Martina Zechendorf, PO Box 1156, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Phone: 250.692.3251 Email: martina@zechendorf.de

Nechako Valley Festival of the Performing Arts - Vanderhoof
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 20, 2017
Festival Dates: March 13 - 17, 2017
Final Concert Date: March 19
Festival Mailing Address: Box 2145, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
Festival Website: www.musicfestivalweb.com/nechako  Email: doris@durupt.ca
President:
Swan Kiezebrink, PO Box 2145, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
Phone: 250.567.9501 (H), Email: swan4music@gmail.com    
Provincial Contact: Doris Durupt, 313 Loop Rd., Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2
Phone: 250.567.4023  Email: doris@durupt.ca

Peace River North Festival of the Arts - Fort St. John
Dates:
Closing Date for entries: Dance: January 15, 2018 and Music: March 16, 2018
Festival Dates: April 14 - 22, 2018
Final Concert Date: April 22
Festival Mailing Address: Box 6172, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4H7
Festival Phone: 250.785.2001
Festival Website: www.prn-performingarts.com
President:
Margaret Cavers May, SS2, S4, C48, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4M7
Phone: 250.785.2001 Email: mecaversmay@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: As above

Peace River South Festival of the Arts - Dawson Creek
Dates: Closing Date for entries: March 1, 2017
Festival Dates: April 15 - 22, 2017
Final Concert Date: April 26
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 10401-10th St., Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T8
Festival Website: www.kpac.pris.ca
President:
Shayna Hammer, c/o KPAC, 10401-10th St., Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T8
Business Phone & Fax: 250.782.9325 Email: kpacexecdir@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Prince George & District Music Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 6, 2017
Festival Dates: February 12 - 25, 2017
Final Concert Date: March 4
Festival Mailing Address: Box 1533, Prince George, BC V2L 4V5
Festival Website: www.pgmusicfestival.com Festival Email: info@pgmusicfestival.com
President: Rose Loewen, 311 Claxton Cresc., Prince George, BC V2M 6E6
Phone:  250.563.6558 Email: rozel507@telus.net
Provincial Contact: Maureen Nielsen, #190-111 S. Tabor Blvd., Prince George, BC, V2M 5N3
Phone: 250.564.9234 (H), 250.563.8580 (B)  Email: menielse@telus.net

Prince George Dance Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 6, 2017
Festival Dates: March 11 - 17, 2017
Final Concert Date: March 17
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 2202, Prince George, BC V2N 2J8
Festival Website:
www.pgdancefestival.com  Festival Email: pgdfinfo@shaw.ca
President: Julie Fisher, 7148 St. Domenic Pl., Prince George, BC V2N 4Y3
Phone: 250.964.7253 Email: justjulief@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: 
As above

Prince George Speech Arts & Drama Festival       
Dates: Closing date for entries: February 1, 2017
Festival Dates: April 29 - May 4, 2017
Final Concert Date: May 13
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 2430 Jasper St., Prince George, BC V2L 1P1
Festival Website: https://sites.google.com/site/pgspeechartsanddrama/Home

Festival Email: pg.speech.arts.drama@gmail.com
President: Rebecca Gairns, 4762 N. Meadow Rd., Prince George, BC
Phone: 250.563.1971 Email: hrgairns@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Grace Arnott, 3829 Grace Cresc., Prince George, BC V2N 4V9
Phone: 250.562.0266  Email: garnott@shaw.ca
 
THE ISLAND

Cowichan Music Festival - Duncan
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 9, 2017
Festival Dates: February 14 - March 30, 2018
Final Concert Dates: March 4 and March 7
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 6041 Hyacinth Pl., Duncan, BC V9L 3Y8
Festival Website: www.cowichanmusicfestival.com  Festival Email: cmfest@shaw.ca
President: Leslie Sjoberg, 450 Arbutus Ave. W., Duncan, BC V9L 1J2
Phone & Fax: 250.748.8833 Email: lsjoberg@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: as above

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January and February depending on discipline. Last deadline February 9, 2018
Festival Dates: April 3 - May 12, 2018
Final Concert Date: May 12
Festival Mailing Address: 21-21 Dallas Rd., Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9
Festival Phone: 250.386.9223, Festival Fax: 250.380.6791
Festival Website: www.gvpaf.org Festival Email: festival@gvpaf.org
President: John Sterk, 919 Garthland Pl. W.,Victoria, BC V9A 4J2
Phone: 250.812.4668 Email: johnsterk1941@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Lynne Picard, c/o 21-21 Dallas Rd., Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9
Phone: 250.386.9223 Fax: 250.380.6791 Email: festival@gvpaf.org

North Island Festival of the Performing Arts -
Courtenay
Dates: Closing date for entries: November 15, 2017
Festival Dates: February 5 - March 4, 2018
Final Concert Dates: March 9 & 10
Festival Mailing Address: Box 3193, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3
Festival Website:
www.nifpa.org  Festival Email: info.nifpa@gmail.com
President: Jocelyn Michell, 2129 Murrelet Dr., Comox, BC V9M 3P5
Phone: 250.792.2326  Email: info.nifpa@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: as above

Upper Island Musical Festival -
Nanaimo
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 10, 2017
Festival Dates: February 18 - April 9, 2017
Final Concert Dates: Dance: April 1, Honours: April 9
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 4000 Rock City Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Y8
Festival Website: www.nanaimomusicfestival.com  Email: info@nanaimomusicfestival.com
President: Andrea Bertram-Sloan, 4000 Rock City Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Y8
Phone: 250.758.2038 Fax: 250.751.1291 Email: andrea@andreabertramstudio.com
Provincial Contact: Michael Sloan, 4000 Rock City Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Y8
Phone: 250.751.1297(H), 250.390.5050 (W) Fax: 250.751.1291 Email: msloan@island.net

Victoria DanceWorks
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 19, 2018
Festival Dates: Competition: February 10 - 16, 2018 & Performance: April 10 - 15, 2018
Final Concert Date: May 6
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 5390, LCD#9, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4
Festival Phone & Fax: 250.652.3580
Festival Website: www.victoriadanceworks.ca Festival Email: festivaladmin1@telus.net

President: Elise Wren, PO Box 5390, LCD#9, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4 Email: elisewren@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Rachel Dewey, PO Box 5390, LCD#9, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4
Phone: 250.516.9723 Email: festivaladmin1@telus.net

THOMPSON OKANAGAN

Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 10, 2017, December 20 with payment of penalty
Festival Dates: February 25 - March 18, 2018
Final Concert Date: March 18
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 162, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6
Festival Website: www.kfpa.ca Festival Email: kfpa@telus.net
President: Carol Edwards, 14-1836 Greenfield Ave., Kamloops, BC V2B 8T2
Phone: 250.312.0400  Email: cgustedwards@outlook.com
Provincial Contact: Sally Arai, 1756 North River Dr. Kamloops, BC V2B 7V7
Phone: 250.376.0082  Email: salarai@gmail.com

Kelowna Kiwanis Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: February 15, 2017
Festival Dates: March 3 - May 7, 2017
Final Concert Date: May 7
Festival Mailing Address: 721 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6
Festival Phone: 250.860.5033
Festival Website: www.kelownakiwanisfestival.com Festival Email: perform@kelownakiwanisfestival.com
President: Marion MacNeil
Phone: 250.763.0238 Email: mrmacneil@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Marv Machura, 108-2727 Lakeshore Rd., Vernon, BC V1H 1X5
Phone: 250.307.1505 (H) 778.581.0818 (W) Email: perform@kelownakiwanisfestival.com

Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 29, 2018
Festival Dates: March
Final Concert Dates: Dance: April 28 & Music and Speech Arts: April 29
Festival Mailing Address: Box 23041, Penticton, BC V2A 8L7
Festival Phone: 250.493.8322
Festival Website:
www.pkmf.org Festival email: pkmf@vip.net
President: Jeanette Palfrey, 1209 Nuttal Rd., Naramata, BC V0H 1N1
Phone: 250.496.5688  Email: jmpdb15@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Danica Venables, Box 23041, Penticton, BC V2A 8L7
Phone: 250.493.8322 Email: pkmf@vip.net

Shuswap Music Festival - Salmon Arm
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 31, 2017
Festival Dates: April 18 - 28, 2017
Final Concert Date: April 28
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 397, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N5
Festival Phone: 250.832.4861
Festival Website: www.shuswapfestival.com
Festival Email: shuswapmusicfestival@gmail.com

President: Sue McCrae, 2549 Golf Course Dr., Blind Bay, BC V0R 1V1
Phone: 250.675.3562 (H), 250.832.5932 (C) Email: ds.mc@telus.net
Provincial Contact: Ruth Anne McKnee, 114 Timberlane Rd., Enderby, BC V0E 1V1
Phone: 250.838.7644 Fax: 250.838.7644 Email: jaarmac@telus.net

VANCOUVER, COAST & MOUNTAINS

CDMF Performing Arts Festival - Port Coquitlam
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 15, 2016
Festival Dates: February 13 - March 11, 2017
Final Concert Date: TBA
Festival Mailing Address: 2145 Nova Scotia Ave., Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5M9
Festival Website:
www.cdmffestival.ca Festival email: cdmf@telus.net
President: Harold Peters, 3809 Azalea Pl., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 4A1
Phone: 604.468.2622 Email: peters6476@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Thelka Wright, #80-758 Riverside Dr., Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 7V8
Phone: 604.942.8897 Email: thelka@telus.net

Chilliwack Lions Club Music & Dance Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: Dance: November 28, 2017; Music: December 1, 2017
Festival dates: February 9 - April 8, 2018
Final Concert Dates: March 6 and April 7
Festival Mailing Address: 48185 Ryder Lake Rd., Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1E3
Festival Phone:
604.858.3147
Festival Website: www.chilliwacklionsmusicanddancefestival.com
Festival Email:
hirschmanhouse@telus.net
Co-Chairs: Lion Jim and Val Martindale, #304-9060 Birch St., Chilliwack, BC V2P 4N4
Phone: 604.392.3781 Email: martindale.val@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Laurie Hirschman, 48185 Ryder Lake Rd., Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1E3
Phone: 604.858.3147 Email: hirshmanhouse@telus.net

Howe Sound Music Festival - Squamish
Dates:
Closing date for entries: Howe Sound will be back for 2018!
Festival dates: 
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Festival Phone: 604.892.7819
Festival Website: www.musicfestivalweb.com/hsmf Festival email: hsmfestival@gmailcom
President:  Veronica McPhee, 2002 Balsam Way, Squamish, BC V8B 0C2
Phone: 604.892.7819  Email: mcpheeveronica@gmail.com
Provincial Contact:
 as above        

Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music Festival - Langley, White Rock, Surrey
Dates: Closing date for entries: February 6, 2018
Festival Dates: April 9 - May 23, 2018
Final Concert Dates: June 8
Festival Mailing Address: 313 Ninth St., New Westminster, BC V3M 3V5
Festival Phone: 778.868.0426
Festival Website:
www.kfv.ca Festival email: kiwanis@yahoo.com
President: TBA
Provincial Contact: Lorne Fiedler, 313 Ninth St., New Westminster, BC V3M 3V5
Phone: 778.868.0426  Email: kiwanis@yahoo.com

Pacific West Performing Arts Festival - Burnaby
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 15, 2018
Festival Dates: March 7 - 15, 2018
Final Concert Date: April 5
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 8965 – 15th Ave., Burnaby, BC V3N 1Y4
Festival Phone: 604.524.2021
Festival Website: www.pacificwestfestival.ca Festival Email: PacWestpaf@gmail.com
President: Harriet Tuey, 8965 – 15th Ave., Burnaby, BC V3N 1Y4
Phone: 604.524.2021 Fax: 604.540.8583 Email: harriet.tuey@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: as above

Powell River Festival of the Performing Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 19, 2017
Festival Dates: February 18 - March 4, 2017
Final Concert Date: March 4
Festival Mailing Address: 2981 Stevenson Rd., Powell River, BC V8A 0R3
Festival Phone: 604.485.5332
Festival Email: jill.ehgoetz@shaw.ca

President: Joyce Carlson, 4262 Bowness Ave., Powell River, BC
Phone: 604.485.4770(H), 604.485.5313(W) Email: carmil@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Jill Ehgoetz, 2981 Stevenson Rd., Powell River, BC V8A 0R3
Phone: 604.485.5332 Email: jill.ehgoetz@shaw.ca

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts - Lower Sunshine Coast
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 31, 2017
Festival Dates: April 10 - 28, 2017
Final Concert Date: May 7
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 1043, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Festival Phone & Fax: 604.741.0777
Festival Website: www.coastfestival.com  Festival Email: blightfoot@dccnet.com
President: Barbara Lightfoot, 6461 Samron Rd., Sechelt, BC V0N 3A7
Phone: 604.741.0777 Email: blightfoot@dccnet.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Surrey Festival of Dance
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 20, 2016
Festival Dates: March 27 - April 30, 2017
Final Concert Date: No Borders and Honour Awards - May 13
Festival Mailing Address: #203, 13541-102nd Ave., Surrey, BC V3T 4X8
Festival Phone: 604.585.3320 Festival Fax: 604.585.3329
Festival Website: http://www.surreyfestival.com/ Festival Email: info@surreyfestival.com
President: Eric Igglesden, c/o #203, 13541-102nd Ave., Surrey BC V3T 4X8
Phone: 604.585.3320 Email: info@surreyfestival.com
Provincial Contact: Carol Girardi, c/o #203, 13541-102nd Ave., Surrey BC V3T 4X8
Phone: 604.582.0299(H), 604.585.3320(W) Email: carol.girardi@gmail.com

Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: Jazz, December 22, 2017, Choirs, January 26, 2018, Concert Bands & Orchestras, January 26, 2018 and the Main Festival, January 22, 2018
Festival Dates: Jazz Bands, February 15-16, 2018, Choral, April 11-14, 2018, Concert Bands and Orchestras, April 24-27, 2018 and the Main Festival, April 9 - 30, 2018
Final Concert Date: TBA
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 41044 Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 5Z9
Festival Phone: 604.773.9631 Festival Fax: 1.866.542.3433
Festival Website:
www.vkmfestivals.org  Festival Email: Christine.han@vkmfestivals.org         President: Charles Anderson, 200-835 Granville St., Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1K7
Phone: 604.443.5671 (W) Email: charlesanderson@granvillelaw.com
Provincial Contact: Christine Han, PO Box 41044, Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5Z9
Phone: 604.773.9631 (W) Email: Christine.han@vkmfestivals.org
       

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