Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Plans Underway

Submitted by: Carolle Cowan |

SWAN VALLEY FINE ARTS FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION (SVFAFA) held their annual meeting September 13, 2011.

The association is looking forward to another successful season, beginning with the annual Carol Festival, Temple Baptist Church. Watch for time and date, early December, 2011.

2012 Festival Dates:
Dance: March 8, 9;
Band: April 11, 12, 13;
Fiddlin’: April 12, 13;
Music: April 16, 17, 18.
Visual Arts: April 18, 19. 20.
Speech Arts: April 24, 25, 26;
Spelling Bee: April 23;
Awards: May 3.

Enthusiastic, dedicated executive and committee members start to work immediately finding suitable adjudicators, and venues. Publication of Addendum will be publicized, copies are made available at K.C.’s Music Store. Provincial Syllabii will become available electronically.

Our Committee is small in number, but the organizing of eight festivals requires much time and commitment. If you feel you could be of help and are interested in the arts, in organization, please contact President, April Maxwell at 734-4417. You would be most welcome to join us!

A highlight of the Annual Meeting was nomination of “Volunteer of the Year” for our Festival, Mrs. Evelyn Bredin. Evelyn’s nomination joins 32 other Manitoba Festival Nominations at the AGM in Winnipeg.

The Nominating Committee presented the following for Festival year 2011 Executive members….
President: April Maxwell;
Secretary: Carolle Cowan;
Typing Secretary: Evelyn Bredin;
Treasurer: Linda Carpentier;
The community wishes this Association good sailing in the “Arts World”, and thank you for all the efforts, and time put into this worthwhile organization in Swan Valley.