Handbell Musicians of Canada
A new national organization is launching in 2020. Handbell Musicians of Canada (HMC) features a revised model of membership and a modernized governance structure. Membership in HMC provides each individual the opportunity to be engaged in the regional, national and international handbell communities, including attending workshops, festivals and symposium events.
This new organization is structured differently than the former HGC (Handbell Guilds of Canada), in that individuals rather than provincial guilds will join as members. The individual membership format makes HMC open to ALL Canadian handbell musicians — ringers, conductors, composers, sponsors, and community partners — offering true national representation. Membership in HMC is no longer connected to your membership in a provincial guild, and will open early this summer. The fee will be nominal but not covered by your provincial membership.
HMC is creating a dynamic and interactive website that provides a gathering space for our broad Canadian handbell community from sea to sea to sea. It will be the clearinghouse for all national handbell information, membership acquisition, event and activity registration, and so much more. The site will also provide connections to our regional handbell guilds and to the wider international community. The launch for the website will be early this summer so keep your eyes ‘pealed’ for this exciting new way to be in touch, and be among the first to join our new national organization. Other social media options are already available including Twitter (@handbellscanada) and Instagram accounts (handbellmusiciansofcanada).
An Interim Board of Directors is currently providing leadership to support the transition from HGC to HMC. Official elections for the HMC Board of Directors will take place in October 2020. A nominating committee is already starting to look for people across Canada who might be interested in being a part of the new Board of Directors. The elections information and positions will be posted on the HMC website.
Handbell Ringers of Great Britain
Handbell Society of Australasia
Korean Handbell Association
Handbell Ringers of Japan
International Handbell Symposium
International Handbell Committee
Handbell Manufacturers, Suppliers, Music, Gifts
Handbell and Handchime Manufacturers
Unauthorized repair and maintenance of Schulmerich bells
Winfield, BC (in the Okanagan Valley)
250.766.2649 or [email protected]
(Handbell music, gifts, clothing, and Malmark representative for Western Canada)
email: Camille Ream [email protected] and
Susan Galloway [email protected]
11245 - 12 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6J 6V6
Phone 800.578.BELL or 780.437.9096;
8553 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5X 3M3
Phone 1.800.663.5979, or e-mail Gwenda at [email protected]
(All things handbell, including a convenient music selection assistant)
(Handbell supplies and gifts, workshop clinician)