A DRAFT schedule of 2017 sessions and concerts is here .
The Annual General Meeting of GVPAFA will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Room 200, First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC.
The financial report for the year ended July 31, 2016, and the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on September 29, 2015 will be available at the meeting.
Please confirm your attendance by phoning 250-386-9223 so we have an idea of the numbers expected.
Festival office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 3:00.
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.