The Women’s Institue of Kenora began and ran the Music Festival
A thirteen-year hiatus during WWII and the post war recovery period
The Registered Teachers of Kenora supported the revival of a music festival.
The festival peaked at 1,000 entries involving over 5,000 persons. Some participants arrived by train from Dryden and surrounding areas.
The festival was split into two sections: instrumental and vocal music; and drama and dancing.
The name was changed to the Kenora District Festival of the Arts.
French verse was offered
The modified workshop (self improvement concept) was introduced.
Trophy competition was continued.
An upright piano was purchased.
A Concert Grand Kawai was purchased (thanks to a grant from the Wintario Lottery Foundation and fund raising efforts led by Lucia Melnick)
Dance workshops were sponsored.
A Visual Arts section was introduced.
Electronic Multimedia was introduced.
Seventieth Anniversary of the Kenora District Festival of the Arts
Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Kenora District Festival of the Arts