Get Involved

Support the Ryga Festival through various ways


Join the Ryga Festival Society

Please join our society. Fill in the membership form send it to our address c/o the Summerland Arts Centre with the membership fee of $5.00.

Donations are also welcome! Receipts will be issued for donations over $25.00. We welcome your participation and support.

Ryga Festival Society
c/o Summerland Community Arts Council
PO Box 1217
9525 Wharton St
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0

Download the Membership Form

Become a Volunteer

Learn How to Get Involved

Sign up as a volunteer and receive some very special benefits!

Last year over 60 volunteers made our festival possible! We need your help even more this year!

With 18 events, we have lots of interesting and fun activities for volunteers. Be at our table at the Farmers Markets; drive visiting artists, help backstage, register workshop attendees, distribute posters, sell tickets, make a video; greet visitors, take photographs, and much more.

We are also looking for 2 or 3 nights of accommodation for our performing artists from out of town. If you can help with a spare room, please call us.

No matter if you are young, old, love theatre, or know nothing about it, your enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed! Email or phone us now at the number below.

Phone: (250) 460-3532
Email: [email protected]

Become a Sponsor or Supporter

Support the Ryga Festival

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships help make this Festival happen! We have several sponsorship opportunities and we would be thrilled to have you consider joining us.

Please feel free to ask any questions and offer feedback as we are delighted to work with you and want to ensure this partnership benefits all involved!

Sponsorship opportunities range from sponsoring an entire concert to sponsoring a workshop or individual performer.

Examples include the following:

Example #1 – Headliner Sponsor

An opportunity for a business, organization or group to benefit from sponsoring a very special headline performance.

Benefits at this level could include:

  • 10 complimentary tickets to the performance
  • Prominent display at the Festival & in Festival Program
  • Sponsorship will be featured in Festival news & social media
  • Logo on the poster & on Festival Program
  • Link to your business/ organization on Festival website (with logo)
  • Selected post-show reception with the artists

Example #2 – Performer Sponsor

This level of sponsorship will allow us to fund individual artists attending and performing at the Festival.

The Ryga Festival is hosting visiting artists from BC and across Canada. A performer sponsorship helps cover our guest artists’ travel, performance fees, and other expenses.

Benefits of Sponsorship include:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the sponsored artist’s performance
  • Post-show reception with the Artist and Artistic Director
  • Sponsorship will be featured in Festival social media
  • Logo on the poster and in the Festival Program
  • Link to your business/organization on Festival website (with logo)

Example #3: Workshop Sponsor

This level of support will allow us to help cover the costs of hosting a professional visiting artist. This helps inspire local creativity through storytelling, acting, singing, or creative writing, with your business as the main supporter!

Benefits of Sponsorship include:

  • Complimentary Attendance to the Workshop for TWO
  • Two complimentary tickets to Outspoken
  • Banner at the workshop & on Festival Program
  • Mention in editorials and on stage throughout event
  • Link to your business/organization on Festival web site (with logo)
  • Selected pre-show reception with the Artistic Director

Become a Supporter

You can be an individual supporter and help the Ryga Festival fulfill its goals. Be a Festival Patron, Friend, or Donor.

Benefits of Supporting include:

  • Acknowledgement in our Festival Program, our Website, social media, and other public signage.
  • Your personal donation includes 1 year Festival Membership
  • All support gratefully received.
  • The Ryga Festival Society thanks you!

The Society is a registered charitable society. All of its budget goes toward paying our performing artists, workshop leaders, our venue rentals, and other programming expenses. Click the Donate button to donate today using the Canada Helps website.