Valley Youth Fiddlers

Credit Where Credit is Due

Posted on November 16, 2022

The Valley Youth Fiddlers couldn't put on the kind of amazing programs we do, bring in top notch mentors to our community, and generally punch well above our weight; without the help of grants. Over the last several years the grants team has been headed up by Mark Gillis. We had a cake to celebrate hitting an amazing milestone, over $250,000 in successful grants over the last 12 years. Just to name a few of our many generous grant funders over the last few years the VYF would like to thank... Canada Council for the Arts, BC Gaming Grants, Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Bulkley Valley Community Foundation, Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation, & The Hamber Foundation. There have also been many private and corporate donations over the years and we really appreciate their support as well. It takes a whole community and beyond to run an amazing group like this but the experience the kids get is so worth it. Thanks to Mark, the grant writers, and all the funders.

Start of a new year!

Posted on October 2, 2022

We are back or another year of fiddling and this one is a gooder. Come rain, shine, or covid we are going on tour this year. We have a new story for our Tanglewood production. Some new brand new songs and some songs we made during Covid that never really saw the light of day. This is a new tune we were working on this week in our workshops with Jaron Freeman Fox and Lea Kirstein. Pretty amazing for just a few days. Just wait till we get it polished up.

Party Time

Posted on June 24, 2022

Here are the party details.

When - Thursday June 30th 3-?

Where - Driftwood/Glenwood Hall, 13804 Telkwa High Road, Smithers, BC


  • 3-5 casual workshop to learn jam tunes and a very short practice for midsummer
  • 5:30 Potluck Setup
  • 6:00 Potluck Supper
  • 7:00 - ? Dance and Jam

See the Facebook Event for more info or to RSVP

25th Anniversary Party

Posted on June 14, 2022


Are you coming? We need to know.

As you know its VYF's 25th Anniversary this year. You may also know we are taking over Smithers Midsummer Music Festival with performances by some of our mentors, VYF, and some jam sessions.

Did you also know we are hosting a big party the Thursday before Midsummer? That's right! It's going to be at Glenwood/Driftwood Hall. There will be some informal workshops in the afternoon to learn jam tunes, a big potluck dinner, cake, and then an evening social and jam. Any fiddler past or present and their families are welcome to attend.

In order to plan though we need to know roughly how many people are coming. If you have any inkling of coming, we would love it if you could fill out this 2 question survey for us. Follow the link but it's basically how likely are you to come and how many people.

Thanks and we really hope to see you there.

Midsummer/Party planners extraordinaire - Phil, Dawn, LJ

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