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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 none are 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 6, 2021
Festival Dates: April 26 - May 7
Final Concert Date: May 8
Festival Mailing Address: Box 1903, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Festival Phone: 250.706.8112
Festival Website: www.100milefestivalofthearts.ca  Festival Email: elaine.saunders@shaw.ca
President:
Elaine Saunders, Phone: 250.706.8112 Email: elaine.saunders@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Bruce Madu, Phone: 250.395.7700 Email: brusan100@shaw.ca

Bella Coola Valley Festival of the Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: April 9, 2020
Festival Dates: 2020 Festival cancelled
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: c/o Box 70, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
Festival Phone: 250.982.2691 Festival Fax: 250.982.2319
Festival Email:
sdishkin@sd49.bc.ca
President: Stephen Dishkin, PO Box 347, Hagensborg, BC V0T 1H0
Phone: 250.982.2691 Email: sdishkin@sd49.bc.ca
Provincial Contact: As above

Cariboo Festival Society - Williams Lake
Dates:
Closing date for entries: Likely February 14, 2021
Festival Dates: April 12 - 22, 2021
Final Concert Date: TBD
Festival Mailing Address: 629 Pinchbeck St.,Williams Lake, BC V2G 1E6
Festival Phone: 250.305.4925
Festival Website:
www.cariboofestival.ca  Festival Email: cariboofestivalprez@gmail.com
President: Robin Ford, Phone: 250.305.4925 Email: cariboofestivalprez@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Angela Sommer, Phone: 250.305.4784 Email: angelkeys11@gmail.com

Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: Dance: December 15, 2019
Festival Dates: Dance: February 14 -17, 2020. Music: TBA
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 4374, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J4
Festival Phone: 250.747.8644
Festival Website: www.qfpa.org
President: Barb Scharf, Box 3211, McLeese Lake, BC V0L 1P0
Phone: 250.297.6553 Email: bscharf@uniserve.com
Provincial Contact: As above

KOOTENAY ROCKIES

Creston Festival of the Arts
Dates:
Closing date for entries: January 12, 2021
Festival Dates: February 25 and March 1-3, 2021
Final Concert Date: March 7
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, 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: January 25, 2020
Festival Dates: February 21 - March 11, 2020
Final Concert Date: March 11
Festival Mailing Address: Box 65, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 4H6
Festival Phone: 250.432.9747
Festival Website: www.ekperformingartsfestival.org
 Festival Email: ekpafestival@gmail.com
President: Marta Zeegers, PO Box 65, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2N0
Phone: 250.432.9747 Email: ekpafestival@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Marta Zeegers, Kimberley, BC,
Phone:       Email: martazee@hotmail.com

Kootenay Festival of the Arts - Nelson 2020
Dates:
Closing date for entries: January 31, 2020
Festival Dates: 2020 Festival cancelled
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: Box 2, Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Festival Phone: 250.505.5462
Festival Website: www.kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca
Festival Email:
info@kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca
President: Wendy Herbison, 5610 Hwy 3A, Nelson, BC V1L 6N7
Phone: 250.229.5487 Email: wjherbi@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Carole Bonin, 2833 Laburnum Place, Trail, BC V1R 4N6
Phone: 250.364.1785 Email: rcbon@telus.net

Trail - 2021
Dates:
Closing date for entries:
Festival Dates: Dance:
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: January 15, 2021
Festival Dates: May 2 - 8, subject to change
Final Concert Date: May 8
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, Phone: 250.624.9710 Email: tm@citywest.ca
Provincial Contact: Nicole Pottle, Phone: 250.600.6242 Email: dance@citywest.ca
       
Lakes District Festival Association - Burns Lake
Dates: Closing date for entries: 
Festival Dates: 2021 Event Cancelled
Final Concert Date: 
Festival Mailing Address: 19436 Sunny Rd., Francois Lake, BC V0J 1R0
Festival Phone: 250.695.6699
Festival Website: www.ldfestival.com  Festival Email: loiskkoop235@gmail.com
President:
Lois K. Koop, Phone: 250.695.6699 Email: loiskkoop235@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Martina Zechendorf, Phone: 250.692.3251 Email: martina@zechendorf.com

Peace River North Festival of the Arts - Fort St. John
Dates:
Closing Date for entries: Dance: January 13, 2020 and Music: March 9, 2020
Festival Dates: 2020 Festival cancelled
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: Box 6172, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4H7
Festival Phone: 250.785.2001
Festival Website: www.prn-performingarts.com Festival Email: peacerivernorthfestival@gmail.com
President:
Margaret Cavers May, Box 6172, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4H7
Phone: 250.785.2001 Email: peacerivernorthfestival@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Peace River South Festival of the Arts - Dawson Creek
Dates: Closing Date for entries: March 31, 2021
Festival Dates: April 19 - 25, 2021
Final Concert Date: April 28
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 10401-10th St., Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T8
Festival Phone: 250.782.7525
Festival Website: www.kpac.pris.ca Festival Email: kpacexecdir@gmail.com
President:
Johanna Martens, Business Phone: 250.782.9325 Email: kpacexecdir@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Prince George & District Music Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries:
Festival Dates: 2021 Event Cancelled
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: Box 1533, Prince George, BC V2L 4V5
Festival Website: www.pgmusicfestival.com Festival Email: info@pgmusicfestival.com
President: Rose Loewen, Phone:  250.563.6558 Email: rozel507@telus.net
Provincial Contact: Maureen Nielsen, Phone: 250.564.9234 (H), 250.563.8580 (B)  
Email: menielse@telus.net

Prince George Dance Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 15, 2021
Festival Dates: TBC but likely March 20-26, 2021
Final Concert Date: None in 2021
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 2202, Prince George, BC V2N 2J6
Festival Phone: 250.552.5001
Festival Website:
www.pgdancefestival.com  Festival Email: pgdfinfo@gmail.com
President: Twylla Hamelin, Phone: 250.552.5001 Email: pgdfinfo@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: 
As above

Prince George Speech Arts & Drama Festival       
Dates: Closing date for entries: February 8, 2020
Festival Dates: 2020 Festival cancelled
Honours Performance Date:
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 6282 Dawson Rd., Prince George, BC V2K 5B4
Festival Phone: 250.649.9728
Festival Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/pgspeechartsanddrama
Festival Email: pg.speech.arts.drama@gmail.com
President: Mike McGuire, 129 McKenzie Ave., Prince George, BC, V2L 4N5
Phone: 250.961.4767 Email: big-gamehunter@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Grace Arnott, 3524 Parkview Cresc., Prince George, BC V2N 0E7
Phone: 250.617.9718  Email: garnott@shaw.ca
 
THE ISLAND

Cowichan Music Festival - Duncan
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 15, 2021
Festival Dates: February 2021
Final Concert Dates: TBA
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 6041 Hyacinth Pl., Duncan, BC V9L 3Y8
Festival Phone: 250.748.3973
Festival Website: www.cowichanmusicfestival.com  Festival Email: cmfest@shaw.ca
President:
Carol Newington, Phone: 250.709.0469  Email: newingtonc@yahoo.ca
Provincial Contact: Delores Wagg, Phone: 250.748.3973  Email: delores.wagg@shaw.ca

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 20 to February 24, 2021 depending on discipline.
Festival Dates: April 2021, virtually
Final Concert Date: TBA
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: Jody Pilling, Phone: 250.386.9223  Email: jodyraepilling@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Fuchsia Shier, Phone: 250.386.9223  Email: festival@gvpaf.org

Mid Island Performing Arts Festival - Nanaimo
Dates:
Closing date for entries: December 31, 2020
Festival Dates: February - March,  2021
Final Concert Dates: TBA
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 4000 Rock City Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Y8
Festival Phone and Fax: 250.751.1597
Festival Website: www.nanaimomusicfestival.com  Festival Email: info@nanaimomusicfestival.com
President:
Natalie Cashmore, Phone: 250.585.7551 Email: nat_guin@hotmail.com
Provincial Contact:
Michael Sloan, Phone: 250.751.1297 Email: msloan@island.net

North Island Festival of the Performing Arts -
Courtenay
Dates: Closing date for entries: November 15, 2020
Festival Dates: late February, early March, 2021
Final Concert Dates: None
Festival Mailing Address: Box 3193, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3
Festival Website:
www.nifpa.org  Festival Email: info.nifpa@gmail.com
President: Beverly Chalk, Phone: 250.898.1321  Email: info.nifpa@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: as above

Victoria DanceWorks
Dates:
Closing date for entries: TBD
Festival Dates:
Competition: Cancelled for 2021; Performance: April 19-24, 2021
Final Concert Date:
May 16
Festival Mailing Address: 558 Whiteside St., Victoria, BC V8Z 1Y6
Festival Website: www.victoriadanceworks.com Festival Email: danceworks.rachel@gmail.com
President:
Jennifer Coupar, Email: jcoupar@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact:
Rachel Dewey, Email: danceworks.rachel@gmail.com

THOMPSON OKANAGAN

Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 10, 2020
Festival Dates: February 21 - March 14, 2021, likely virtual
Final Concert Date: March 14, 2021
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 162, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6
Festival Phone: 250.579.5762
Festival Website: www.kfpa.ca Festival Email: info@kfpa.ca
President: Annette Glover, Phone: 250.579.5762  Email: president@kfpa.ca
Provincial Contact: As above

Kelowna Kiwanis Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 15, 2020
Festival Dates: March 1 - April 30, 2020 - held March portion of festival only
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: 721 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6
Festival Phone: 778.581.8899
Festival Website: www.kelownakiwanisfestival.com Festival Email:
perform@kelownakiwanisfestival.com
President: Zonia Arnold, 721 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6P6
Phone: 778.581.8899 Email: perform@kelownakiwanisfestival.com    
Provincial Contact: Stephen Berg, 721 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6
Phone: 778.581.8899 Email: perform@kelownakiwanisfestival.com

Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 30, 2020
Festival Dates: March 4 - April 27, 2020 - held March portion of festival only
Highlights Gala:
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@telus.net
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: TBD
Festival Dates: April 12 - 30, 2021
Final Concert Date: Livestreamed award ceremony on April 30
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 397, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N5
Festival Phone: 250.253.0117
Festival Website: www.shuswapfestival.com
Festival Email: shuswapmusicfestival@gmail.com

President: John Hansen, Phone: 250.253.0117  Email: jrhansenmail@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Andrea Roberts,  Phone: 250.517.9240 Email: andrearoberts250@gmail.com

VANCOUVER, COAST & MOUNTAINS

CDMF Performing Arts Festival - Port Coquitlam
Dates: Closing date for entries: 
Festival Dates: 2021 Event cancelled
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 78064 Northside, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 7H5
Festival Website:
www.cdmffestival.ca Festival email: cdmf@telus.net
President: Michael Wright, Phone: 604.942.8897 Email: Michael_wright@telus.net
Provincial Contact: As above

Chilliwack Lions Club Music & Dance Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: Dance: November 28, 2020, Music: December 1, 2020
Festival dates: February 12 - March 12, 2021
Final Concert Dates: Dance - March 7 and Music - April 10
Festival Mailing Address: 48185 Ryder Lake Rd., Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1E3
Festival Phone:
604.858.3147
Festival Website: www.chilliwacklionsclubmusicanddancefestival.com
Festival Email:
hirschmanhouse@telus.net
Co-Chairs: Lion Lesley Ward, Phone: 604.858.3147 Email: lesleynward@msn.com
Provincial Contact: Laurie Hirschman, Phone: 604.858.3147 Email: hirschmanhouse@telus.net

Howe Sound Music Festival - Squamish
Dates:
Closing date for entries: December 31, 2020
Festival dates: March 15 - 20, 2021
Final Concert Date: March 21
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Festival Phone: 604.892.7819
Festival Website: www.howesoundarts.ca
Festival email:
howesoundperformingarts@gmail.com
President:  Brian Marchant, Phone 604.892.4155  Email: info@howesoundarts.ca
Provincial Contact:
 PJ Gill, Phone: 604.848.8880 Email: executivedirectorhsmf@gmail.com

KPU International Music Festival - Langley
Dates:
Closing date for entries: February 10, 2020. Late registrations accepted with payment of late fee.
Festival Dates: Piano virtual festival - June 2020
Final Concert Dates: TBA
Festival Mailing Address: 313 Ninth St., New Westminster, BC V3M 3V5
Festival Phone: 778.868.0426
Festival Website: 
www.vayafestivals.ca Festival email: gm@vayafestivals.ca
President: Bob Rompre, 21171 93 Ave., Langley, BC V1M 2B6
Provincial Contact: Lorne Fiedler or Kyra Esau, c/o 313 Ninth St., New Westminster, BC V3M 3V5
Phone: 778.868.0426 or 604.302.5051  Email: gm@vayafestivals.ca or kyra.esau135@gmail.com

Pacific West Performing Arts Festival - Coquitlam
Dates: Closing date for entries:
Festival Dates: March 4 - 8, 2020
Final Concert Date: March 12
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, 2021
Festival Dates: Starts February 20, 2021
Final Concert Date: TBA, virtual
Festival Mailing Address: 5770 Hatfield Pl., Powell River, BC V8A 4G4
Festival Phone: 604.414.5005
Festival Website: www.powellriverperformingarts.org Festival Email: elkesager0@gmail.com

President: Joyce Carlson, Phone: 604.414.7373  Email: carmil@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Elke Sager, Phone: 604.414.5005  Email: elkesager0@gmail.com

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts - Lower Sunshine Coast
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 31, 2020
Festival Dates: 2020 Festival cancelled
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 1043, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Festival Phone: 604.740.5900
Festival Website: www.coastfestival.com  Festival Email: secheltlynn@hotmail.com
Interim President: Lynn Grossutti, 5125 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A2
Phone: 604.740.5900 Email: secheltlynn@hotmail.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Surrey Festival of Dance
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 15, 2019 or January 15, 2020 with payment of late fee
Festival Dates: 2020 Festival cancelled
Final Concert Date:
Festival Mailing Address: #203, 13541-102nd Ave., Surrey, BC V3T 4X8
Festival Phone: 604.585.3320 Festival Fax: 604.585.3329
Festival Website: www.surreyfestival.com Festival Email: info@surreyfestival.com
President: James Crosty, c/o #203, 13541-102nd Ave., Surrey BC V3T 4X8
Phone: 604.585.3320 Email: info@surreyfestival.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 31, 2021
Festival Dates: April 6 - 30, 2021
Final Concert Date:  TBD
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 3022, Main PO, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X5
Festival Phone: 778.836.2392
Festival Website:
www.vkmfestivals.org  Festival Email: info@vkmfestivals.org
President: Charles Anderson, Phone: 604.443.5671 (W) Email: charlesanderson@granvillelaw.com
Provincial Contact: James Ong, Phone: 778.836.2392  Email: admin@vkmfestivals.org

Vancouver Speech Arts and Drama Festival
Dates:
Closing date for entries: February 24, 2020 or later with payment of fee
Festival Dates: Virtual festival - May 2020
Final Concert Dates:
Festival Mailing Address: 313 Ninth St., New Westminster, BC V3M 3V5
Festival Phone: 778.868.0426
Festival Website:
www.vayafestivals.ca Festival email: gm@vayafestivals.ca
President: Bob Rompre, 21171 93 Ave., Langley, BC V1M 2B6
Provincial Contact: Lorne Fiedler or Kyra Esau, c/o 313 Ninth St., New Westminster, BC V3M 3V5
Phone: 778.868.0426 or 604.302.5051  Email: gm@vayafestivals.ca or kyra.esau135@gmail.com

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