eep Cove Folk (DCF) is an informal group that has operated for 26 years through the efforts of volunteers who are dedicated to the idea that a monthly night of acoustic music in the relaxed setting of a small country church is a valuable and enjoyable aspect of our community. We are a non-profit organization, registered under the BC Societies Act and our goal is to take in sufficient money to meet our expenses and pay the musicians. Even the volunteers and the directors pay admission to our monthly concerts.
DCF was initiated in January 1989 by our founding mother, Jill King, and DCF has continued since then at the same venue, St Johns United Church, which recently received a heritage building designation by the District of North Saanich.
Our Club Nights
Deep Cove Folk meets the second Friday of each month except July and August beginning at 8:00PM in St. John’s United Church, 10990 West Saanich Road (in the center of the Deep Cove entertainment district. Admission is $7 (changing to $10 in October). Coffee / tea / juice / juice and cookies, cake or other goodies by donation.
Doors will not open until 7:30 PM sharp. It is so the volunteers can set up the venue and do a sound check for the feature. Music will start at 8:00PM and finish at 10:30PM.
The format for DCF is a 45-60 minute open stage (10 minutes per performer) beginning at 8:00PM followed by a 15 minute break for tea and coffee and edible goodies and then a 45-60 minute concert by a featured artist or group (typically 9:15-10:30 pm).
Deep Cove Folk is in a very favorable financial position as a result of consistent full houses at our monthly concerts and income from the special concert series and guitar raffle organized by Bob DeWolff. One of the topics discussed at our Annual General Meeting was what we might do with surplus funds keeping with our stated intention of being a non-profit organization. Half of the proceeds from the guitar raffle ($457), as in previous years, was donated to the St. John’s Church youth group.
A number of suggestions were discussed and two donations were suggested. The first will be to the Community Arts Council for the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP). CACSP provided a grant to DCF some years ago when we were in a very tenuous financial position and it was felt that it would be appropriate to donate back to CACSP. CACSP has a program supporting music in the schools in SD 63 and $2000 was donated.
The second donation was for $1000 for the music program at the Deep Cove Farm Market – to increase the remuneration for musicians who play at the weekly Saturday market – which at present is only a nominal amount. The presentation of the cheque was made October 9 2015 at our monthly concert by director Farrell Boyce (L) and director / treasurer Brian Schofield (R) to Penny Gibbs of the North Saanich Food for the Future Society that operates the North Saanich Farm Market.
We need help!
Deep Cove Folk functions on volunteer power. We have a need of a treasurer/bookkeeper. If you have any experience or inclination and would like to help, please email Bob or Rick or Brian or Farrell or Doug via our Contact Us
If you would like to help with any aspect of DCF, contact any of the present Deep Cove Folk volunteers on our Contact Us page or at the concerts on the second Friday of the month.