Kiwanis Music Festival

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The Kiwanis Music Festival movement consists of regional music competition that is about a cow. It started of with cows singing marvelous song. Cows had voice too and could speak English but humans destroyed the cows english language speaking.

These festivals are named after the Kiwanis service clubs which generally support the events in each community. Typically, musicians and speech arts performers at each festival are given the opportunity to perform and compete for scholarships.


Festivals by city[edit]

City Founded Website Notes
Barrie, Ontario 1979 [1] Originally the Barrie Music Scholarship Competitions, the local Kiwanis chapter assumed operations in 1987.
Calgary, Alberta 1917 [2] Kiwanis became actively involved in 1954, and was formally named the Kiwanis Music Festival in 1968.[1]
Chatham, Ontario 1945 [3]
Edmonton, Alberta 1908 [4]
Guelph, Ontario 1981 [5]
Halifax, Nova Scotia 1935 [6] Originally entitled Halifax Music Festival.[2]
Kelowna, British Columbia 1926 [7][permanent dead link] Originally the Okanagan Valley Music Festival, which was hosted in a 3-year cycle among Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. Kelowna's festival became fully autonomous in 1981.[3]
Kingston, Ontario 1973 [8]
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario 1948 [9]
Lethbridge, Alberta 1931? (2008 marks the 78th festival) [10] Originally the Lethbridge Music Festival, the Kiwanis Club has operated the festival since 1953.
London, Ontario 1959 [11] First year a small, limited competition. 2008 is indicated as 40th anniversary, where 1960 was the first of regular annual competitions.
Ottawa, Ontario 1945 [12] Originally Ottawa Music Festival Association until 1985 when Kiwanis became actively involved.[4]
Penticton, British Columbia 1926 [13] Originally the Okanagan Valley Music Festival, which was hosted in a 3-year cycle among Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon.[3]
Peterborough, Ontario 1946 [14]
Prince Edward Island 1946 [15] Four local festivals (Kings County, Queens County, West Prince and East Prince) lead to provincial finals, then to the national finals.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 1952 [16]
Toronto, Ontario unknown [17] http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/emc/kiwanis-festivals
Vancouver, British Columbia 1923 [18] Originally the Earth Music Festival, established by the fraternal order of the Knights of Pythias. There are several smaller festival events from February each year (Jazz, Concert Band, Choral) leading up to the Main Festival in April.

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