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Greater Victoria
Performing Arts Festival
21-21 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9
www.gvpaf.org
phone 250-386-9223
fax 250-380-6791



Performing Arts BC
Provincial Festival

Each regional festival sends its most promising young artists between the ages of 10 and 28 to participate in the annual Provincial Festival. The five-day event encompasses special master classes, lectures, coaching, workshops, technique classes and adjudications.

A DRAFT schedule of 2017 sessions and concerts is here. 

Festival office hours during the summer are Monday to Thursday, 8:30 to 4:30.

The office will be closed for holidays from July 11 to August 2, 2016.

It is with sadness we share news of the passing of Mrs. Barbara Mae Norton on May 30, 2016. Barbara was an Honorary Life Member of Festival. Barbara participated in the Speech and Dramatic Arts section as a child, and later volunteered countless hours over many years. From 1987 to 2002 she served as Awards Chair and to this day her legacy lives on in our robust awards offering. We offer our condolences to her family and friends.

Former Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship winner (2008) Philip Manning has recently accepted an offer to join the Victoria Symphony as First Violinist. For more information read the full article here.

Congratulations to Rachel Allen, winner of this year's Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship. It was an outstanding concert with exceptional performances by all competitors.

A list of all Festival 2016 award winners can be found here. Our Provincial candidates had 28 placements in Provincials. Way to go!

Would you like two free admissions to any Highlights Concert? If you can volunteer as a cashier/receptionist for one session (a morning, afternoon or evening) that's what you'll get! Please contact us and let us know what discipline you prefer and we'll put you in touch with the section head.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on October 4, 2016 at First Metropolitan Church at 7:00PM.

The Annual General Meeting of GVPAFA was held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. We welcomed six new members to our Board, including President John Sterk pictured below. Please read the bios of our Board on the "About" tab.

 

Congratulations to Ben Parker (1st place - Brass) and Simon Farintosh (2nd place - Classical Guitar) for their recent wins in the 2015 National Festival held in Edmonton.

The Festival office  is located at 21-21 Dallas Road in James Bay. It is situated at the back of the Shoal Point complex, (water side of the building)  on the second floor, overlooking Fisherman's Wharf. The stairwell is a short distance to the right of the Moka House coffee shop as you look at the building. During office hours there is an elevator through the glass door to the left of the stairs. Free one hour parking is available in Shoal Point customer marked spots.