Notice of Annual General Meeting

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You’re invited! Saturday, October 17, 2:00 pm, via Zoom! Tune in to hear about our achievements this year and our upcoming plans! For details, please visit our website - www.rygafest.ca - or email Read more

Province once again proclaims “GEORGE RYGA WEEKS”

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For the twentieth time since the turn of the millenium, representatives of Queen Elizabeth II and of the British Columbia government have issued a formal proclamation to honour George Ryga, the great Read more

Celebrating George Ryga

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George Ryga was born on July 27th, 1932. Today would have been his 88th birthday. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 55, on November 18th, 1987. At our 2019 Ryga Arts Festival we programed an event Read more

Message from the Board of Directors

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We want to join thousands of artists and arts organizations across the globe to express solidarity with the current protests against racial injustice and inequality. Our inspiration, the great Read more

Ryga Arts Festival moves to a hybrid of virtual and in-person events

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MEDIA RELEASE, July 10: As its annual celebration of music, theatre, and words approaches its opening date, plans are coming together for the Summerland Ryga Arts Festival. “It’s certainly not Read more

Ryga Festival short play competition announcement →

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The Ryga Festival is excited to announce the short play competition for the 2020 festival! Please learn more via the PDF linked above, simply click on the title! Read more