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GG02-2017-0299-032 August 25, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The Governor General presents the Member insignia of the Order of Canada to Charlotte Diamond, C.M. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, invested 1 Companion, 13 Officers and 30 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, August 25, 2017. Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG

August 25, 2017

The Governor General presents the Member insignia of the Order of Canada to Charlotte Diamond, C.M.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ON, OSGG

Charlotte Diamond is a proud lifetime member of the Vancouver Musicians’ Association, Local 145 and was recently a recipient of the Order of Canada. Charlotte and her husband Harry recently traveled to Rideau Hall in Ottawa for her Investiture into the Order of Canada on August 25, 2017.

Charlotte said of the event ”It was a pleasure to receive this  recognition from the Governor General for my contribution to children’s music in English, French and Spanish as well as my support of music  education in our schools.  I also appreciate the talented work that many BC VMA musicians performed on my recordings and popularized my songs.  It has been an amazing musical journey.  The Beat still goes on!”


Monday October 16th, 2017 Nominations open for officers of the Executive Board and members of the Tribunal. For information and details email

Thursday November 2nd at 2:00 pm – Deadline for Nominations to be recieved.

Friday December 8th Election Results Tallied by the Election Committee and Judge.

January 2018 General Meeting with installation of new officers for the Executive Board. Details TBD.


Good news, musicians! VMA 145 has now returned to EFT payments for all gig payouts. The direct deposit form, along with instructions, can be found HERE. Once completed, the form can be returned to us in the following ways:

  • Mail to the office – Suite 100 – 925 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1H4
  • Drop off in person.
  • Call to give us the information over the phone.

We do NOT recommend emailing the information since we do not have an encrypted email system.

If you have previously sent this form, please contact us to ensure that the information we have at the office is up to date and correct.

Note: As of October 2017, if you sign up for Direct Deposit, you will receive your funds directly to your bank account by noon on Friday, or sooner depending on your financial institution. Those who still want cheques will have their cheque mailed on Friday afternoon and will receive it dependent upon Canada Post.

2016 Audited Financial Statements:

The 2016 Audited Financial Statements are available in the Member’s Only section under ‘Bylaws’. Email if you would like a PDF copy emailed to you.

Designation of Beneficiary:

As a member of the VMA you are also a member of the Musicians’ Benevolent Society. For more information and/or to designate your beneficiary click here.

You can now pay your Membership Dues on PayPal. Please click use the drop-down menu below for membership dues. For custom amounts, please use the second “Miscellaneous” button.


Miscellaneous – for custom amounts

Member Directory

We are working on a new website which will launch in the very near future. As a result we are not updating the member profiles on this website. You can check your member profile and ways to contact other members by logging into the AFM website HERE. If you have not used their website before you will have to register as a new user on their website.

9:00am to 5:00pm  (Monday to Friday) for Phone Service, Payments, Drop Off and Pick Up

Please make an appointment if you want help in person with a contract or a P2 application. 

PLEASE NOTE: The office will be closed for the following statutory holidays:

  • Monday November 13th 2017 for Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Break Closure: Our office will close on Friday December 22 after 12:00 PM, and re-open on Tuesday January 2

phone: 604-737-1110


Please don’t hesitate to contact the office with any questions or concerns.

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