The Pacific Opera Victoria Association is a registered Canadian charity (charitable registration #: 11907 5547 RR0001) and a non-profit society registered under the BC Societies Act.

Pacific Opera Victoria has a collaborative approach to leadership. CEO Ian Rye and Artistic Director Timothy Vernon, both reporting directly to the Board, work in partnership to develop programming and make creative decisions consistent with our mission and vision.

Our highly committed Board is responsible for governing the affairs of the society, setting policy, and approving budgets. The Board advances the company’s mission through budget approval and oversight, including risk management and cash flow analysis; committee and advisory work; ambassadorship and advocacy; fundraising, donor stewardship, and setting examples of philanthropy through their personal generosity.

Each year at Pacific Opera’s Annual General Meeting, the society members approve the annual report and audited financial statements and elect directors to serve on the Board.

Under Pacific Opera’s bylaws, the Members of the society are those natural and corporate persons who

  • have made a donation to the society during the past 15 months;
  • or were subscribers to the society’s opera season during the past 15 months;
  • or have supported the society as volunteers and participated as such in at least three events or projects in the previous 15 months

Notice of each annual general meeting is published on Pacific Opera’s website and emailed to those members who have provided a current email address.