Region 26 is one of several dozen regions across the globe representing Sweet Adelines International - the world’s largest singing organization for women. We are the only 100% Canadian Region, and are made up by the following procinces and territories - BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Nunavut.
Region 26 has over 900 members in 24 chartered choruses and even more quartets. Take a moment to meet each of our choruses here, and if you find one near you, drop in and check them out - there is likely a place waiting for you on the risers!
Region 26 is comprised of the three Western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, plus the three northern territories of Yukon, Northwest and Nunuvut. The region is governed by a Management Team of eight.
The Region was created in 1981 with the redrawing of several International boundaries. Previously, it had been part of a much larger region, #13 – which encompassed not only all of the current region 26, but the U.S. States of Washington and Alaska as well. Original membership was 923 in 22 chapters and it has remained fairly consistently at the 1,000 member mark ever since. The inaugural convention/competitions were held in 1982 in Vancouver. The winning chorus was Chinook Winds of Calgary, and the champion quartet, Shades of Harmony, also from Chinook Winds.