Spring Ring

In October 2011, the board of BCGEHR voted to make Spring Ring a biennial event, and that quality regional workshops be held in the alternate years.
 “Spring Ring” is BCGEHR’s provincial event, a two-day festival whose purpose is to bring bell ringers and choirs from all parts of British Columbia together; to develop an inter-generational relationship among ringers; and to stimulate and introduce new ringing skills and appreciation of music through the art of handbell ringing.
Spring Ring rotates between the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the BC Interior.

SPRING RING 2020 will be on Vancouver Island. Watch this page for more information later.

To learn what happened at the last Spring Ring, see below:

Anne Hill, Victoria, BC
Level 1 / 2 and Massed Ringing




Complete biographies of both conductors, workshop descriptions, repertoire list and accommodation information can all be found in the information and registration package.

Download the information and registration package here.

(New workshops have been added since the information package was originally uploaded. The link above is for the revised package. If you have already registered and want to change your workshop choices, please contact Peggy Bensler at [email protected]. )

Download the music for O Canada here.


In order to make the most of your rehearsal time on the Spring Ring repertoire, and to ensure that you are fully prepared when you arrive, please download these documents, supplied by our Spring Ring conductors. Read them carefully, and incorporate all directions into your music. Thank you!

Download Debbie Rice's performance notes here.

Download Anne Hill's performance notes here.

Student Bursary

BCGEHR sponsors a bursary to enable student ringers to attend Spring Ring. Applicants must be a current member of BCGEHR or under the direction of a BCGEHR member, and actively involved in handbell ringing for a minimum of two years. They must be between 13 and 24 years of age and attending school or a post-secondary institution. They must be recommended by their handbell director/teacher with an accompanying reference letter.

Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Include your name, age, grade, school or church, and the name of your teacher/director. Describe your handbell experience and your reason for applying. Include the letter of reference from your teacher/director.
Send your application to:

Sandy Baird
BCGEHR Secretary
1991 Westsyde Rd
Kamloops BC V2B 7C1