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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 16, 2019
Festival Dates: April 1-13, 2019
Final Concert Dates: April 13
Festival Mailing Address: Box 1903, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Festival Phone: 250.706.7313
Festival Website: www.100milefestivalofthearts.ca
President:
Shelley Morton, Box 205, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Phone: 250.706.7313 Email: ridgeview5210@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Bruce Madu, Box 812, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Phone: 250.395.7700 Email: brusan100@shaw.ca

Bella Coola Valley Festival of the Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: April 15, 2019
Festival Dates: April 17 - 18, 2019
Final Concert Date: April 18
Festival Mailing Address: c/o Box 70, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
Festival Phone: 250.982.2691 Festival Fax: 250.982.2319
Festival Email:
johnmorton1946@gmail.com
President: Stephen Dishkin, PO Box 347, Hagensborg, BC V0T 1H0
Phone: 250.982.2691 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, 2019
Festival Dates: April 8 - 17, 2019
Final Concert Date: April 27
Festival Mailing Address: 629 Pinchbeck St.,Williams Lake, BC V2G 1E6
Festival Phone: 250.392.5671
Festival Website:
www.cariboofestival.ca  Festival Email: sherwood708@hotmail.com
President : Juliana Lam, PO Box 4146, Williams Lake, BC V2G 3V2
Phone: 250.267.3218 Email: cariboofestivalprez@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Sharon Hoffman, 1850 Ross Rd., Williams Lake, BC V2G 5B3
Phone: 250.392.5671 Email: sherwood708@hotmail.com

Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts
Dates: Closing date for entries: Dance: December 15, 2018, All others: TBA
Festival Dates: Dance: February 14-18, 2019, All others: 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, 2018
Festival Dates: March 4 - 8, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 10
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: January 25, 2019
Festival Dates: February 25 - March 11, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 13
Festival Mailing Address: Box 65, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 4H6
Festival Phone: 250.919.5726
Festival Website: www.ekperformingarts.com
Festival Email: amyjmiller06@gmail.com
President: Amy Miller, PO Box 65, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2N0
Phone: 250.919.5726 Email: amyjmiller06@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Penny Long, 329 - 23rd Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5H3
Phone: 25-.421.4838 Email: pennylong@shaw.ca

Kootenay Festival of the Arts - Nelson 2020
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:
rgstacey@telus.net
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 - 2019
Dates:
Closing date for entries: February 1, 2019
Festival Dates: Dance: April 8-12 and Music: April 23-27, 2019
Final Concert Dates: April 28
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, 2019
Festival Dates: May 5 - 11, 2019
Final Concert Date: May 11
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@citywest.ca
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: January 25, 2019
Festival Dates: March 5 - 16, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 16
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 16743 Gardner Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2
Festival Phone: 250.692.6071
Festival Website: www.ldfestival.com  Festival Email: juanita.mcfee@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, Box 1156, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Phone: 250.692.3251 Email: martina@zechendorf.de

Peace River North Festival of the Arts - Fort St. John
Dates:
Closing Date for entries: Dance: January 14 and Music: March 4, 2019
Festival Dates: April 6 - 14, 2019
Final Concert Date: April 14
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, SS2, S4, C48, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4M7
Phone: 250.785.2001 Email: mecaversmay@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Peace River South Festival of the Arts - Dawson Creek
Dates: Closing Date for entries: March 15, 2019
Festival Dates: April 24 -27, 2019
Final Concert Date: May 1
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: 250.782.9325 Email: kpacexecdir@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: As above

Prince George & District Music Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 11, 2019
Festival Dates: February 16 - March 2, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 2
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 11, 2019
Festival Dates: March 16 - 22, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 22
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 2202, Prince George, BC V2N 2J6
Festival Website:
www.pgdancefestival.com  Festival Email: pgdfinfo@gmail.com
President: Julie Fisher, 7146 St. Dominic Place, Prince George, BC V2N 2J6
Phone: 250.964.7253 Email: justjulie@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: 
As above

Prince George Speech Arts & Drama Festival       
Dates: Closing date for entries: February 8, 2019 or February 15 with payment of a $15 late fee
Festival Dates: April 27 - May 3, 2019
Honours Performance Date: May 11
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 2430 Jasper St., Prince George, BC V2L 1P1
Festival Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/pgspeechartsanddrama
Festival Email: pg.speech.arts.drama@gmail.com
President: Rebecca Gairns, 4762 N. Meadow Rd., Prince George, BC
Phone: 250.961.7074 Email: hrgairns@gmail.com
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: December 8, 2018
Festival Dates: February 6 - March 6, 2019
Final Concert Dates: March 3 & 6
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 20 to February 24, 2019 depending on discipline.
Festival Dates: April 3 - May 10, 2019
Final Concert Date: May 10
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: Fuchsia Shier, 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, 2018
Festival Dates: Music & Speech: February 11 - 16, 2019, Dance: February 22 - March 2, 2019
Final Concert Dates: March 8 & 9
Festival Mailing Address: Box 3193, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3
Festival Website:
www.nifpa.org  Festival Email: info.nifpa@gmail.com
President: Beverly Chalk, 987 Waddington Cresc., Courtenay, BC V9N 9V6
Phone: 250.898.1321  Email: info.nifpa@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: as above

Upper Island Musical Festival -
Nanaimo
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 31, 2018
Festival Dates: February 16 - April 3, 2019
Final Concert Dates: April 13 & 28
Festival Mailing Address: c/o 4000 Rock City Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Y8
Festival Phone and Fax: 250.751.1291
Festival Website: www.nanaimomusicfestival.com  Festival Email: info@nanaimomusicfestival.com
President:
Andrea Bertram, 4000 Rock City Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Y8
Phone: 250.758.2038 Email: andrea@andreabertramstudio.com
Provincial Contact:
Michael Sloan, 4000 Rock City Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 4Y8
Phone: 250.751.1297 Email: msloan@island.net

Victoria DanceWorks
Dates:
Closing date for entries: January 18, 2019
Festival Dates:
Competition: February 13 - 18, 2019 & Performance: April 6 - 11, 2019
Final Concert Date:
May 5
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 5390, LCD#9, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4
Festival Phone & Fax: 250.652.3580
Festival Website: www.victoriadanceworks.com 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, 2018
Festival Dates: February 24 - March 17, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 17
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 162, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6
Festival Phone: 250.312.0400
Festival Website: www.kfpa.ca Festival Email: admin@kfpa.ca
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: January 15, 2019
Festival Dates: March 3 - April 25, 2019
Final Concert Date: May 31
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: Karen Machura, 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: Music & Dance: January 21 and Speech Arts, February 12, 2019
Festival Dates: March 1 - April 23, 2019
Highlights Gala: April 27
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: January 31, 2019
Festival Dates: April 23 - May 3, 2019
Final Concert Date: May 3
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: John Hansen, 1551 Tappen Valley Rd., Tappen, BC V0E 2X3
Phone: 250.253.0117  Email: jrhansenmail@gmail.com
Provincial Contact: Ruth Anne McKnee, 114 Timberlane Rd., Enderby, BC V0E 1V1
Phone: 250.838.7644 Email: jaarmac@telus.net

VANCOUVER, COAST & MOUNTAINS

CDMF Performing Arts Festival - Port Coquitlam
Dates: Closing date for entries: December 15, 2018
Festival Dates: February 11 - March 6, 2019
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, #80-758 Riverside Dr., Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 7V8
Phone: 604.942.8897 Email: Michael_wright@telus.net
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, 2018; Music: December 1, 2018
Festival dates: February 13 - April 6, 2019
Final Concert Dates: Dance - March 20 and Music - April 6
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, #10-1884 Heath Rd., Agassiz, BC V0M 1A2
Phone: 604.858.3147 Email: lesleynward@msn.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: January 10, 2019
Festival dates: March 4 - 10, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 10
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Festival Phone: 604.892.7819
Festival Website: www.musicfestivalweb.com/hsmf 
Festival email:
howesoundperformingarts@gmail.com
President:  Veronica McPhee, PO Box 365, Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Phone: 604.892.7819  Email: howesoundperformingarts@gmail.com
Provincial Contact:
 as above        

KPU International Music Festival - Langley
Dates:
Closing date for entries: February 8, 2019
Festival Dates: April 8 - May 25, 2019
Final Concert Dates: June 14
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: 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: kiwanis@yahoo.com or kyra.esau135@gmail.com

Pacific West Performing Arts Festival - Coquitlam
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 15, 2019
Festival Dates: March 6 - 10, 2019
Final Concert Date: TBA
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 22, 2019
Festival Dates: February 23 - March 8, 2019
Final Concert Date: March 8
Festival Mailing Address: 5776 Maple Ave., Powell River, BC V8A 4N9
Festival Phone: 604.414.0284
Festival Website: www.powellriverperformingarts.org Festival Email: rsalome@telus.net

President: Joyce Carlson, 7374 Gabriola Cresc., Powell River, BC V8A 0A9
Phone: 604.485.4770 Email: carmil@shaw.ca
Provincial Contact: Ronald Salome, 5776 Maple Ave., Powell River, BC V8A 4N9
Phone: 604.414.0284 Email: rsalome@telus.net

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts - Lower Sunshine Coast
Dates: Closing date for entries: January 31, 2019
Festival Dates: April 15 - May 3, 2019
Final Concert Date: May 12
Festival Mailing Address: PO Box 1043, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Festival Phone: 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:
Festival Dates:
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: 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), 604.644.4822(C), 604.585.3320(W) Email: carol.girardi@gmail.com

Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival
Dates: Closing date for entries: Jazz, December 21, 2018, Choirs, January 25, 2019, Concert Bands & Orchestras, January 25, 2019 and the Main Festival, January 21, 2019
Festival Dates: Jazz Bands, February 13-14, 2019, Choral, April 10-13, 2019, Concert Bands and Orchestras, April 30-May 3, 2019 and the Main Festival, April 8 - 29, 2019
Final Concert Date: May 11, 2019 (TBC)
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

Vancouver Speech Arts and Drama Festival
Dates:
Closing date for entries: February 8, 2019
Festival Dates: April 8 - 13, 2019
Final Concert Dates: TBA
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: 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: kiwanis@yahoo.com or kyra.esau135@gmail.com

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