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Provincials Bound

The East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival representatives to participate in the 2020 Provincials held here in Cranbrook, BC from June 2 to June 6, 2020 are as follows:   TBA

East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival Underway

The Regional Festival for the East Kootenays is underway. Adjudication for Speech Arts, Voice, and Choral have concluded, with Piano and Strings starting Monday, March 2 at Knox Presbyterian, with a showcase concert on March 11, 2020 at Key City Theatre at 6:30pm. Admission is by donation. The Dance Festival starts on March 9, 2020…
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2 Cranbrook Girls Pursuing their Dream

An interview with Amanda Weatherall and Caitlin McCaughey By Ken Matthias   Why would a young woman move away from her home town, to the east side of our great country, to pursue a difficult career in performing arts? According to Caitlin McCaughey, because she, “loves the language of performance.” Caitlin McCaughey and Amanda Weatherall…
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EKPAF Pitches Provincials to Chamber Luncheon

EKPAF showcased some of their talent before Cranbrook’s Chamber of Commerce Luncheon December 11, 2019 to promote the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival, June 2-6, 2020. Go to our Facebook, or our Instagram to see more pictures.

Sunshine Rotary Club of Cranbrook joins forces

Sunshine Rotary Club of Cranbrook becomes one of the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival’s latest sponsors with a cheque presentation to Corinna Robinson for $2500 on Tuesday, December 3, 2020 at their AGM. Thank you Rotary for your generous support!

The Journey to Provincials

An Interview with Tim Plait By Ken Matthias Photo of Tim Plait by Frida Viklund Photography   For the aspiring young pianist, singer, or dancer, being selected to perform at the provincial level can be the moment an interest in the arts begins to evolve into a viable future, says Tim Plait, local piano teacher,…
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An Amazing Announcement

An absolutely AMAZING announcement today! With support from the RBC Foundation, the 2020 Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival has been granted $10,500 through the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. This group of outstanding youth (Mya Robinson, Ariel Stuart, Keanu Chan, and Jada Heywood) will take the reins for a major part of this project. A…
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BC Provincial Festival Tours Cranbrook

Cranbrook has been selected as the host city for next year’s Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival, to be held June 2-6, 2020 at various venues around the city. The five day festival promises to bring upwards of 650 delegates along with their families to the community. The best of the province will be performing and…
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