** IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE **
The Roberto & Mary Wood Scholarship Concert is scheduled for SATURDAY, May 14th at 7pm. We apologize for any publicity with 'Sunday' printed.
Tickets to all Highlights Concerts, including the Roberto and Mary Wood Concert, are available at the door. Farquhar venues sell out, so we advise that you purchase your tickets in advance at Farquhar or through the ticket office website. Tickets can also be bought by phone at 250-721-8480. www.auditorium.uvic.ca
The daily Festival schedule listed by discipline and class is available here. (Excluding Ethnic Dance, Studio Dance, School Dance)
The overall Festival 2016 calendar by date and venue is 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:
Ellswear Dance & Activewear
Festival Office - 21-21 Dallas Road (250-386-9223250-386-9223)
- 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.