BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The West Coast Children’s Choral Society is the non-profit governing body that oversees management of the Victoria Children’s Choir. Directors are volunteers from a variety of professional fields and backgrounds who contribute knowledge, experience, and leadership to ensure the organization’s success. Every board member helps support the day-to-day needs of the Choir; including management of financial legal responsibilities, hiring and supervising of employees, and setting the vision and practices that guide choristers, employees, and volunteers.
- CATHERINE FOURACRE, President
- STEVEN J. PRICE, Vice-President
- ELAINE DAWSON, Treasurer
- BOUUDEWYN VAN OORT, Secretary
- CATHERINE FOURACRE, Registrar
- SHANNON BLACK
- JOHN FLETCHER
- MAX STERNBERG
- CASSIE WEBSTER
Catherine Fouracre we born and raised in Victoria. She has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, and a private counseling practice. Her two daughters are enrolled in the Victoria Children’s Choir, and her volunteerism with the Choir began in 2014. Catherine is impressed with the level of musical training and music appreciation her daughters are gaining and is happy to contribute to the success of the Choir as Registrar – as well as through further interest and involvement on the Board of Directors. Catherine brings excellent communication skills and a history of committee work to the Choir, along with contributing ideas and effort to benefit the day-to-day experiences of choristers and their families.
Day-to-day Choir business is overseen by our experienced staff members who turn the vision, needs, and opportunities of all our stakeholders into our successful music program.
- CARLA TADLA, Executive Director
- ELAINE DAWSON, Concert Choir Manager
- OLIVIA SELIG, Assistant Concert Choir Manager
- VERONIKA SMELOVA, Recital Choir Manager
- SHAE-LINN DAVIES, Prelude Choir Manager
- OLIVIA SELIG, Communications
Position: Executive Director
As Executive Director, Carla oversees operations, strategic planning, and stakeholder relations to further the mission of the Board of Directors: creating “music that is meant to be shared” with students and the community.
Carla is currently a Managing Partner at Bridge Productions, and was Sr. Vice President, Operations at Reboot Communications Ltd. for 10 years. Prior to that, she was the General Manager of Pacific Sport – Fraser Valley. Carla holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta and an M.A. from the University of British Columbia.
She has served on over a dozen committees and boards with youth and/or social impact, including: heART for Hospice Art Auction, KidSport Victoria, Victoria Minor Hockey Association, Team 2010 – Abbotsford, Tourism Abbotsford, the Provincial Advisory Board for Regional Sport Development, Operation Red Nose Provincial Advisory Board, and the BC Olympic Youth Leadership Academy Board.
Carla is a former competitive gymnast and coach, an avid reader, and insatiable traveler, and currently a very enthusiastic hockey Mom.
The custom, unique, and progressive music education that we offer each season comes directly from the expertise and passion of our artistic leaders. Combining decades of experience, they manage everything from curriculum to rehearsals, performance repertoire, and individual mentorship. Meet the Artistic Team!