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SUSTAINABILITY AND THE FUTURE OF THE VANCOUVER KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVALS

The Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals are only able to cover 70 percent of their expenses through registration fees.

We presently receive additional funding to help meet the costs of operation through the generous financial support of the Pattison Broadcast Group and the Robert L. Conconi Foundation and the Province of British Columbia.  We still benefit from the long-time support of The Kiwanis Club of Vancouver, Tom Lee Music and Long & McQuade.   For all of this we are most grateful.

Notwithstanding all of this generous support the Festivals receive, we are challenged each year by the increasing costs of providing first-class adjudicators, suitable venues and administrative support.   The result is that our Festivals MUST fundraise, firstly to ensure a balanced budget, and secondly to work towards the establishment of a reserve fund for use if our current funders find that they can no longer maintain their support.

What are we doing about this?

  • We've put together a keen and connected Board of Directors whose main goal is to bring more financial support to our Festivals.
  • We've developed a fundraising plan that starts with our successful Evening at Hawksworth Dinner Fundraiser.
  • We've begun an email campaign asking for pledges from parents and others in our community who believe in the furtherance of musical study.

How can you help?

  • Pledge your gift right now by either: selecting 'donate' on the right side screen to make a credit card donation on this website; OR mail your donation to us at:

       Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals
       Accounting Office
       PO Box 3022, Main PO
       Vancouver, BC  V6B 3X5

OR email Lenora Doyle or call 604-682-3921 to make a credit card donation by phone.

If you can't support us financially, why don't you volunteer to be a Festival Ambassador at our venues or an Adjudicator's Secretary, during any of our four Festivals.  Just click on the Volunteer button at the top of the page.

BE PART OF THE PERFORMANCE!  Help us keep this 91-year old Festival -- and our commitment to the music students of our community -- going strong!

Enthusiast $25–$99
Devotee $100–$249
Aficionado $250–$499
Benefactor $500–$999
Gold Benefactor $1000+

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