Arts & Culture
Summerland Arts Council
Summerland has a vibrant arts and cultural presence. One of the organizations involved in the arts is the Summerland Arts Council. They have many programs in the community including the popular Street Banner Project.
Community Cultural Advocacy Committee
Summerland's Municipal Council has formed a Community Cultural Advocacy Committee (CCAC). This committee works to further cultural interests in the community and advise Council on cultural issues. Meetings of the CCAC are public and agendas and minutes are available here.
Summerland Potters Guild
Summerland has an active group of potters. For more information click here.
Summerland Singers and Players
This theatre group has been performing for over 100 years. They began by staging Gilbert & Sullivan plays however these ambitious performances required casts of 40 and a full pit orchestra. This group is still very active in our community. Click here for more details.
Summerland is fortunate to have many accomplished musicians living in our community. Some are quite famous however all are very talented. These musicians add to the fabric of our community and can often be heard entertaining at local community events.
The Ryga Festival
The Ryga Festival is an annual arts festival, including music, theatre, spoken word, readings and workshops. The Festival fosters local creativity and is inspired by Summerland resident George Ryga (1932-1987), one of Canada's greatest writers. Ryga wrote "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe”, the best selling Canadian play of all time.