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EMCA's History

The Eastern Manitoba Concert Association (EMCA) is a community presenter of professional musical entertainment in the Eastman Region. An incorporated non-profit, volunteer organization, EMCA has maintained a professional venue for artists, provided educational opportunities for students and enriched the cultural life of Eastern Manitobans for 46 years.

The EMCA formula is simple: quality concerts and a rewarding community volunteer experience. EMCA has presented over 300 professional performances of Manitoban, Canadian and International artists. More than 25 Juno Award Winners, numerous Prairie and East Coast Music Award winners and even Grammy and Oscar Winners have performed on the EMCA Stage. Examples are Buffy Ste. Marie, Leona Boyd, John Allan Cameron, The Borodin String Quartet, Finjan, Stan Rogers, Lois Marshall, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Natalie McMaster. With volunteer production and local business sponsors, almost every dollar of ticket revenues goes to artist fees. EMCA gives Eastern Manitobans A-list performances at affordable prices.

EMCA subscribers are from a large area, including Pinawa, Lac du Bonnet, Whitemouth, Seven Sisters, Pine Falls, Powerview, Beausejour, Nopiming and Whiteshell Parks and the surrounding countryside. EMCA is also a customer for equipment (more than $100,000 has been invested in sound, lights and stage hardware), services (advertising, publishing, agencies, equipment rentals) and hospitality (hotels, restaurants, events), contributing to the Eastern Manitoba economy.

EMCA provides many services to the community. These include technical support with lighting and sound to other community groups such as theatre and band, a music scholarship, and music education support to area schools. EMCA also provides fundraising opportunities for other non-profit community groups, for example, to supply refreshments during intermission to raise funds for their particular activities.

A volunteer Board of Directors runs EMCA. The board is responsible for Administration, Publicity, Advertising, Membership, Staging, Lighting, Sound and Artist Liaison. It takes intensive on-the-job training to master these positions at the level demanded for professional presentations. Volunteers train for a full year and have their position replaced or renewed every three years. As a result EMCA has grown deep roots in the community - in its 46-year history, more than 200 citizens of the region have been a volunteer Director at one time or another - combining fun, achievement, community enrichment, a quality venue, an audience for artists, and of course, enjoyment of the concerts.

That is the substance and value of EMCA to cultural life in Eastern Manitoba. After 46 years of hard work and careful spending - attracting a faithful audience and paying its bills, EMCA is a favourite destination for performing artists across the country. EMCA is a valuable and popular institution in Eastern Manitoba.

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Privacy Statement

EMCA would like to keep in touch with you.

 Your data is used to send you information about concerts, program changes, special events, offers and funding activities,  receipts and prize-winner notifications (where applicable).

We do NOT trade or sell our lists. You can unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email  or by using our contact form.  At EMCA we respect and protect your privacy.

This means that:

bullet With your consent, we will gather only the minimum personal information necessary to provide you with current information about our activities and services.
bullet We will not sell, exchange, lend or make available to other organizations any personal information that you have provided to us.
bullet We keep all personal information confidential and we have safeguards to protect that information whether it is in print, electronic or other form.
bullet We will make available to you upon request, your personal information that we have on file and we will correct, amend or delete information at your request.

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CELEBRATING  46  YEARS  OF  AMAZING MUSIC IN  MANITOBA !

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