Women of Note are women in our community that believe that the arts make our lives better and produce thriving communities that are more enjoyable places to live for everyone.

All children should experience the Symphony by attending a performance, meeting a musician or learning about an instrument. These types of experiences enrich the mind, fuel the imagination and generate an interest in music and artistic expression. For more than 20 years, funds raised through WON memberships have supported the VIS Education Program and brought thousands of children to hear the Symphony. Each year all Grade 4 students in our region have the opportunity to hear the Symphony in a show specifically created for nine-year-olds!


This year’s Education Show is part of The Pictures Project based on Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Live and digital programming will be available to every educator in our region and beyond!


Join dozens of like-minded women who share your passion for music and arts education for youth. To become a Women of Note a minimum donation of $120 per year is required. It can be paid monthly or annually. $10 a month goes to support the VIS Education Programs so no child is left behind!

WON Memberships are tax-deductible. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for your WON membership. If you are unsure of your WON membership status please contact the VIS Office at 250.754.0177. Federal Charitable Organization #11905 0813 RR0001


Bach: Through the Looking Glass

Thursday, Feb 2 at 11:00am

Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo.

This special Women of Note event looks deeply at Bach and his music. Nanaimo’s Nicholas Ross will present a passionate and fascinating analysis and demonstration of Bach’ mirroring technique and his fugues in a one-hour eye and ear-opening presentation. Spend an hour looking inside the music of Bach and enjoy his music more deeply forever! This exclusive event is for VIS’ Women of Note members and their guest (all genders welcome).

Tickets are $15 (WON members) and $20 for guests.