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About the Festival

Objectives of the Festival

  • to support and foster music education through bursaries and scholarships
  • to give participants the benefit of expert criticism from an unbiased adjudicator
  • to help participants acquire self-confidence by performing before an audience
  • to provide performance opportunities for participants both at the festival and in the community throughout the year
  • to encourage participation by keeping entrance fees low

History

The Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival Society was founded in the Spring of 1999, becoming a non-profit society and registered charity in 2001. The Society is a partner of Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the festival is held in the Music Wing of their Langley campus each April and May.
The festival is a project of the Kiwanis Clubs of White Rock and Clearbrook and is a member festival of Performing Arts BC, the Federation of National Music Festivals and MusicFest Canada.

Over the past eighteen years, the number of entries has steadily increased. We host more than 6,500 participants, more than 10,000 unique visitors and record more than 20,000 person visits each year. For many years, we have been one of the largest annual events in the Langleys and one of the largest educational performing arts festivals in the Province.

In 2011, the Society started the Kiwanis Fraser Valley Speech & Drama Festival - one of only two in the Lower Mainland. It has tripled in size since then, and will be held in Langley or South Surrey over four days in late April.  See the home page for schedule and location updates.

About Kiwanis International

Kiwanis International spans the globe, with more than 600,000 members in more than 13,000 clubs in more than 70 countries. Kiwanis clubs alone give on average $70 million and 6.5 million volunteer hours for community service each year.

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

 

SIX PERMANENT OBJECTS OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

The Kiwanis International Music Festival is affiliated with:

Performing Arts BC, the Federation of National Music Festivals and MusicFest Canada. Ensembles receiving a mark of 85% or higher at our regional festival will be invited to perform at MusicFest Canada. Since 2001, we have been affiliated with Performing Arts BC (formerly the BC Association of Performing Arts Festivals) and send our participants to compete Provincially.

The Kiwanis Club of Clearbrook

The Kiwanis Club of Clearbrook is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.

Meetings are held at Crossroads Restaurant on Sumas Way in Abbotsford.  12:00 PM.  

Our club meets on the first Wednesday each month for our business meeting.

On the second Wednesday of the month, we do community service at the Salvation Army Meal Centre at noon.  There is no lunch meeting.

The third Wednesday is our Guest Speaker Meeting at Crossroads.  Members are encouraged to bring guests.

The fourth Wednesday of the month is dedicated to community service, club service or Youth Program involvement with our Key Clubs at Robert Bateman Secondary and Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School or with our Builders Clubs at Clayburn Middle School or Abbotsford Middle School.  There is no lunch meeting.

Guests are always welcome at any of our events.

For membership or other information contact us through nscarlton@gmail.com or www.kiwanisclearbrook.ca