Welcome to the 2022 Festival
To all our Cariboo Festival Families and Friends,
To ensure the health and safety of our Festival family, all sessions for 2022 will follow the current public health orders with regards to venue requirements for in-person performances.
Please note that for this upcoming Festival, our syllabus has been significantly modified due to COVID-19 and our festival will be in-person with a virtual option for some participants. Please make sure to read the 2022 Festival Syllabus before completing your registration, making sure to note all major submission deadlines and performance requirements that are specific to the 2022 Festival.
Due to lack of volunteers, there will be no Speech Art Discipline or Band / Instrumental for the 2022 Festival.
Group / ensembles may be eligible for submissions; however they may be required to follow our e-festival format.
Important Dates for Participants:
- Registration - January 3-31, 2022
- Repertoires Submission- March 5, 2022
- Scheduling for Performances - March 2022
Vocal / Choral April 4-7, 2022
Piano April 19 - 20, 2022
Honours Concert May 1, 2022
*** IMPORTANT NOTE: ***
We recognize the current situation with the pandemic has allowed us to provide in-person performaces. Please be aware that our Festival may require entrants to submit virtually if venue criteria changes within the public health order.
We are doing our best to provide, safe, healthy environment for all entrants, spectators and adjudicators at our venues, the current public health order requires all in-person performances to be fully vaccinated, as well as all spectators with capacity held at 50%. If an entrant is unable to meet the requirements set forth by the current public health order, virtual performance submission is available. However, Provincial consideration may not be allowed. Please make sure to read the syllabus with regards to the rules, limititions and requirements of deadlines with regards to this option.
Once again, this is going to be a very different year, but we are excited to be bringing our arts Festival back to in-person performances!
Cariboo Festival Society
Dates for 2022 Cariboo Festival:
Vocal/Choral April 4-7
Self - recorded submissions due by March 31st.
Piano April 19-20
Self - recorded submissions due by April 14th.
Honours Concert May 1
The Cariboo Festival Society is registered under the British Columbia Society Act, affiliated with Performing Arts BC, and a member of the Williams Lake Community Arts Council.
If you wish to make a financial donation to the Cariboo Festival Society, there is "Donate" button at the bottom of this, or you can connect with any of our Committee members to discuss further, or you can mail a cheque to us at our mailing address below. Thank you!
Donate $500 and up to be a Partner Sponsor
Donate $100 to $499 to be a Patron Sponsor
Donate $50 to $99 to be a Support Sponsor
Donate up to $49 to be a Friend Sponsor
You can assist our Festival greatly by donating your returnables (bottles, cans, etc) at the Williams Lake Return-It Depot, located at 232 South Mackenzie Ave. All donations will keep our Festival alive! Simply drop off your returnables, let them know you'd like to donate the refund to the Festival, and they will do the rest.
Another way to support us financially is through donation of gently used trophies, which we can refurbish for a fraction of the cost to purchasing new trophies.