NIFPA 2019

Festival Dates

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St. John the Divine Anglican Church

Music, Vocal, and Speech Arts

February 11-15

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Sid Williams Theatre


February 23 to March 3

Recap of Awards and Scholarships

Provincial Festival Website

For any details regarding venues, schedules etc., please visit the PABC website.  Just a note – looks like they have blocked rooms to be released at different dates in May – each link has a reference code in it.  I would recommend an old fashioned phone call to ensure you get the correct rate and access the rooms blocked for each hotel.  Click on PABC travel and accommodations websites to view the options, rates and release dates.  Anyone needing a rehearsal piano, please find the relevant information and make arrangements asap.


REMINDER – All available Reps, Alternates and Merited Participants – there will be a quick meeting to collect forms and provided info at the Sid in the green room downstairs.  6:00 sharp!


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Call for Volunteers

Venue – St. John the Divine

We need a commitment by April 30, 2019;  in order to host Music & Speech Arts 2020!

Piano Coordinator; Speech Arts Coordinator; 

Vocal and Musical Theatre Coordinator;  Strings Coordinator;

Social Media Coordinator/Publicist;  Festival Committee.

Definitions of Volunteer Roles



List of Roles 2018/19

Wrap-Up Shows 

TECH SHEETS for Dance performers Friday and Saturday night.  We can use the music from the festival program unless there was incorrect versions submitted – in that case bring a CD

Balletomane Parent Committee will be hosting the sale of some lovely items from Rocky Mountain Chocolates to shower your performer with some sweet congrats!
Flower pops and Chocolate covered Marshmallows $6 each or 2 for $10. They will be available at both Friday and Saturday night shows.

Posting of Dances Encore Performance Invites for Friday and Saturday Night Shows

Festival Variety Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019 – 7:00 pm   Information for Performers in the Friday Night Show 2019

FRIDAY – Festival Variety Showcase Line Up 2019

SATURDAY – Dance Gala Line Up 2019

Dance Gala: Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 7:00 pm Information for Performers in Saturday Night Show 2019


Both shows are fundraisers-$20 (this includes all Sid fees totalling $4.50)
All shows are at the Sid Williams Theatre.

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If you are looking to help out with Venue Coordination for Strings/Vocal/Piano, please email

Donate to NIFPA 2019




After months of hard work, over 1,000 dedicated students from all over Vancouver Island are converging on the Comox Valley to strut their stuff. The 41st Annual North Island Festival of Performing Arts (NIFPA) is a non-profit society dedicated to providing a festival for students to perform before audiences and adjudicators. The performing arts disciplines represented include musical theatre, strings, speech arts, fiddle, piano, vocal, ballet, modern dance, stage dance, and hip-hop dance.

NIFPA begins February 5th with Music and Speech Arts performances at St. John the Divine Anglican Church and continues there through to February 10th. Dance performances will be held at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay and run from February 24th to March 3rd. The public are invited to watch the festival, which occurs in sessions throughout the day and evening. Potential audience members should keep in mind that these are adjudicated performances with pauses between performances. Admission is $3 drop in per session or $10/day. There are also passes for the entire festival for $25.

This local festival is a member of Performing Arts BC (Provincials). Each year, students are sent to Provincials where those chosen get to perform in a similar process, on a more advanced scale. Last year’s Provincials were held in Victoria 2018 and will be held in Chilliwack – 2019.

The fine arts flourish at the festival and NIFPA feels it is important to value and further develop these talented youth and to encourage them to have personal growth and development in their discipline. The performances gather the various V.I. communities together in celebration of a common cause and allow the public to embrace the amazing talent we have on our island.

Donate to NIFPA 2019!


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