All Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships will be listed below as they become available along with the criteria for who is eligible to apply.

2019 Bursary Award Recipient List:

Esme Saxton

Aaliyah Dube-Zanette

Genevieve Dool

Brooklynn Higgins

Roxy Manson

Nyah Fox

Sarah Higginson

Michael Joseph

Lucia Sutherland

Madeline Joseph

Jarod Gagnon

Madi Duncan

Anneke Korver

Jorja Labassiere

Cedar Lindsay

Tamara Thomas

Tyrone Greene

Lily Timothy

* Bursaries will be presented at 7:00pm before the first half of the Variety Show.

* Recipients must be in attendance to receive their award. 

* Those recipients not performing in the show, a promo ticket will be left for you at the ticket counter.

“The Pat Cummings Performing Arts Award”

2019 Recipient:

Emma Fines

Award Presentations taking place at the upcoming

Variety Show March 30th 7pm at ADSS.


UPDATE: February 25th, 2019

**Thank you to all those that applied!

**Only the top five applicants will be required to submit

a video application.

**All applicants will be notified either way.

**You can expect to hear by the end of the week

if not sooner.  Thank you again!


Deadline to Apply February 20th, 2019 at 3:00pm

- Are you 17 and under?

- Do you live in the Alberni Valley?

- Are you involved in the Arts?

(Music, Vocals, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Visual Arts?

-Do you love what you do?


Do you know someone that fits the criteria above?

Apply Now for a chance to Win!!


During our Variety show last Spring we introduced the Pat Cummings Performing Arts Award.


This award will be given to a performer or performance group in the category of dance, theatre, song, music and visual arts. Each student, in their discipline, will have the opportunity to submit an application (small group, large group or soloist) to be able to receive the award.


Once applications have been submitted, FAVAS will narrow the applicants down to five and ask for a video submission which would then be uploaded to a closed YouTube feed and watched by a selection of community judges.

The applicant’s performance will be judged on Creativity, Passion, Presentation, and Performance. The candidate(s) will also give a short verbal bio in their video submission to illustrate why their art is special to them.


This is not an award for the best actor, musician, dancer, artist or singer; it is to find the person or persons who have joy and passion in their chosen art.

The winning recipient(s) will perform at the show, receive their award on stage from Pat Cummings’ daughter Alison Cowan, and have their video submission shown on screen to the audience. FAVAS is proud and excited to add this component to our Variety Show, and will add to the winning recipient a monetary bursary award.  We hope you will take the time to submit your applications.


The deadline for submissions will be February 20th 2019 at 3:00PM.


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