Canada West


Arts Festival

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The 2nd Annual Canada West Performing Arts Festival will be held in Edmonton in the Summer of 2023.

Dates: July 21-22, 2023
Location: Macewan University - Allard Hall (Edmonton, AB)

In partnership with the provincial performing arts festival associations of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, AMFA is pleased to host the second annual Canada West Performing Arts Festival (CWPAF) on July 21-22, 2023 in Edmonton!

The CWPAF is rotation with Saskatchewan hosting the inaugural CWPAF event in 2022, Alberta hosting in 2023, and British Columbia hosting in 2024.

The CWPAF features the top amateur music and speech arts competitors from each partnering province’s provincial performing arts festival. Competitors compete in three different age categories in a variety of solo disciplines as well as Chamber and Choral.

To learn more about the CWPAF, please contact the provincial administrator of the festival association in your participating province. If you would like to volunteer or sponsor a scholarship at the CWPAF, please contact the provincial administrator of your participating province or the hosting province.

Female Pianist

Canada West Performing
Arts Festival (CWPAF)

Documents (click to access):
2023 Rules and Syllabus

CWPAF Donors/Sponsors:
Each partnering province is required to fund a certain amount in CWPAF scholarships. AMFA would like to thank the following Alberta donors for their generous support of CWPAF scholarship awards: 

Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association

Norma Jean Atkinson

RJ and Janette Chambers

Drayton Valley Performing Arts Festival

Fort McMurray Oilsands Rotary Music Festival

Grande Prairie and District Music Festival

Olds and District Kiwanis Music Festival

Steeves Family

Strathmore Performing Arts Festival