Peace River South Festival of the Arts

The purpose of the Peace River South Festival of the Arts is:

  • to foster and showcase students in the performing arts, in a positive, caring, and instructional environment
  • to help students realize what the performing arts are, how to participate in the performing arts, and why the performing arts are essential to individuals and society as a whole

The festival is used as:

  • a performance showcase
  • a vehicle for specialized instruction in the performing arts
  • a cultural experience to be enjoyed

Performances are showcased at KPAC and Unchagah Hall.  The instructional component takes the form of adjudicator’s comments to the performers and, in some case, through special workshops or Master classes.  The cultural aspect is achieved through scheduling:  participants are able to watch other performers in their section.

Students for piano and dance may be considered for Provincial’s if students fit the requirements and are recommended by the adjudicator.  Please note that all fees associated with Performing Arts BC are the responsibility of the dancer and their family. To see if you child fits provincial requirements, review the syllabus on the Performing Arts BC website

For more information about the Peace River South Festival of the Arts, contact the office at 250-782-9325.

2020 Festival Information

**Deadline to register for the 2020 Festival , date to be announced.

  • April 21 @ 6:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at KPAC. Join us for a variety of food samples, and several performances from a variety of talented local groups and individuals.
  • April 22*, Choral/Vocal & Piano Adjudication at KPAC
  • April 23*, Strings Adjudication at KPAC
  • April 24 @ 7pm, Preschool Dance Adjudication at KPAC
  • April 25*, Dance Adjudication ages 5-Adult at Unchagah Hall
  • April 26*, MASTER CLASSES at KPAC
  • April 29* @ 7pm, Honour’s Concert and Awards at Unchagah Hall

*Schedule of adjudication will be emailed to participants and available at KPAC.

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors:

Dance and Music Section Sponsors:

  • Flight Sponsor – Central Mountain Air (CMA)
  • Gold Sponsor – Shell Canada
  • Gold Sponsor – Triple J Pipelines
  • Silver Sponsor – Bear Mountain Construction

2020 Sponsors to be announced

Opening Ceremonies and Honours Concert Sponsor:  Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise

Scholarships and Awards:

Bell Media Dance Scholarship Awards

  • Top Dance Soloist – $300
  • 2nd Dance Soloist – $275
  • 3rd Dance Soloist – $150

Mile Zero Cruisers Music Scholarship Awards

  • Top Strings Performer – $300
  • Top Piano Performer – $300

South Peace Community Arts Council Vocal Scholarship Award

  • Top Vocal Soloist – $300

Note worthy performance awards to performers in all 6 performing arts categories sponsored by:  Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise:

  • $50 Dance
  • $50 Piano
  • $50 Violin
  • $50 Drums
  • $50 Guitar
  • $50 Vocal