Our festival participants appreciate having an audience. The public is thereby invited to all festival sessions and to the Piano Encore Concert and Festival Highlights Concert.  Admission is FREE but donations from community supporters are always greatly appreciated.



A few years ago, Sue Milne asked me to be a secretary for the piano discipline for the festival. “It’s easy,” she said. “Just write down some numbers that the adjudicator gives you.” And so it started… I am thrilled to be the president of the 2015 Festival of the Performing Arts. I am awed by the talent of our young people, by the dedication of their parents and by our wonderful teachers who encourage the talent.

The festival evolves every year, and this year is no exception—we are consolidating the venues to make it easier for our performers and our audiences; most solo performances will take place at the Arts Centre in Sechelt, while group performances will he held at the theatre at Chatelech Secondary School. Of course, we will showcase our piano performers on Sunday, April 19 at the Arts Centre and we will highlight all our winners on May 3 at the Raven’s Cry Theatre, two concerts which spotlight the talented young people on the Sunshine Coast. – Sue Carson


Promoting performing arts excellence on the Sunshine Coast for more than forty years…



Awards, certificates, medallions and scholarships are given to encourage and assist performers in the pursuit of excellence in the performing arts. Awards are based on the adjudicators’ decisions. Visit our Awards page for more information on awards and scholarships and to view the list of awardees in past Festivals.

> List of Awardees


Festival venues for 2015 include the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Chatelech Secondary Theatre and Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt, and the Heritage Playhouse Theatre in Gibsons. See our 2015 Festival Schedule and use the link below for addresses and maps.

> Performance Venues


The Festival is made possible through the generous financial support of local businesses, organizations and private individuals. Festival sponsorship opportunities are available and may be discussed with President Sue Carson or Fundraising Chair Shannon Geue. Please click here for contact information.

> Our Sponsors

Be a Member

Please help support the Festival by being a member of the SCFPA Society, a BC Society and registered charity.  Annual membership fees are only $10 for individuals and $15 for families. You may download our printable 2014 membership form using the link below. Become a member today!

> 2015 Membership Form


We wish to thank our sponsors and donors for their valuable support!

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