In May 2020, the Presidents and Provincial Administrators of the BC, AB, and SK Provincial Festival Associations started a conversation about the possibility of a regional festival in the Western provinces. After many months of regular meetings, a partnership was made and the Canada West Performing Arts Festival was formed!!
Originally planned to launch in 2021, the participating provinces agreed to wait one year to launch due to ongoing concerns about Covid-19. In the summer of 2022, Saskatchewan hosted the inaugural year of the Canada West Performing Arts Festival!
To qualify for the Canada West Performing Arts Festival, performers must be recommended from the Provincial Festival of a participating province. To learn more about each participating Provincial Festival, please visit the links below: