Island Musicians Association, Local 247 CFM

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Note from the President
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The Island Musicians Association is Local 247 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), operating in Canada as the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM).
L 247 members are the music professionals of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
If you hire or promote music, use the professionals of L247.
If you are a musician, why go it alone? Join the pros, be a pro.

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IMPORTANT Information Related to COVID-19


We have suspended regular office hours for now and Mark Reed (Sec.-Treasurer)
and Gary Preston (President) are working from home.
Click on "Our Office" if you need email contact information.
We ask you to be careful & safe as we all weather this world-wide situation.


The CFM National Office has set up a CFM Covid Resource Page to assist musicians in finding information during this crisis.


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Musicians, Ensembles, and Teachers Available

Use our Find Musicians service to tell us what you are looking for.
Also, check out our Member Websites.


Members in good standing can access the members' area here. You'll find our meetings schedule, Tariff of Fees, Contract forms, our members list & more.
Don't have a password yet, or forgot yours? Click here.

Dues And Other Payments Online
Click here to pay your dues or make other payments online.

Playing in the USA - Travel Visas
We can help CFM members get the appropriate visa to perform in the United States.
Click here to learn more about playing in the USA.

Flying With Musical Instruments

Here is the new Guide to Flying with Musical Instruments in Canada, prepared
by the AFM/CFM. The CFM has worked along with the Minister of Transport, the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Air Transport Association of Canada, and others, to improve musicians rights and the airlines obligations with regard to
flying with musical instruments in Canada.

Thinking of Joining?

Go to our Join and Benefits pages to learn more.

Labour Day 2019

We were out in support at the Labour Council's Labour Day Picnic in Victoria, and enjoyed a great day. There was a L247 band, and lots of folks and smiles all around.
Left: Mark Reed, Gary Preston, and Jan Randall at our table.
Right: With Carole James, and photobombed by the Premier.

Board menbers at Labour Day
Board menbers at Labour Day

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