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Greater Victoria
Performing Arts Festival
21-21 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9
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.

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.

The Festival Program ($25) serves as a season pass to all adjudicated sessions and includes membership to the GVPAFA.  It provides a detailed schedule of the entire Festival and is available for sale at all sessions and concerts and at:  

Festival Office - 21-21 Dallas Road (250-386-9223250-386-9223)
Ellswear Dance & Activewear - 3180 Harriet Rd. (250-721-5356250-721-5356)
Ivy's Book Store - 2188 Oak Bay Avenue (250-598-2713250-598-2713)
Larsen Music - 1833 Cook Street (250-389-1988250-389-1988)
Long & McQuade - 756 Hillside Avenue (250-384-3622250-384-3622)
Peninsula Academy of Music Arts - 1662 Mills Road W. North Saanich
Tanner's Books - 2436 Beacon Ave, Sidney (250-656-2345250-656-2345)
Toes 'N' Taps Dance Shoppe - 1733 Cook Street (250-480-0017250-480-0017)
Tom Lee Music - 2401 Millstream Road, Langford (250-383-5222250-383-5222)
Victoria Conservatory of Music - 900 Johnson Street (250-386-5311250-386-5311)
University of Victoria School of Music (250-721-7903250-721-7903) (desk copy only)

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 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.