administrative team

Carla Tadla

Executive Director

Carla oversees operations, strategic planning, and stakeholder relations for the choir, to further the mission of the Board of Directors: creating “music that is meant to be shared” with students and the community.

Carla is also 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.

Email Carla.

 
 

Veronika Smelova

Recital Choir Manager

Veronika received her B.A. from a university in Russia, and her Event Management Certificate from Camosun College in Victoria.

 

In Russia, she worked at art galleries, museums and various educational institutions where she taught arts, organized events and curated art exhibitions. In Canada, she volunteered for a number of high-profile art-centred events.

 

Veronika also teaches children at a non-profit language school. She has been with the Victoria Children’s Choir since 2014.

 

Kira Kirk

Prelude Choir Manager

Kira has been working with children for almost 15 years. She started as a parent & tot swim instructor and most recently managed a group of high school students at the Deep River Science Academy in Ontario.

Kira has been with the Victoria Children's Choir, in various roles, since 2018. She loves music and the choir, and is excited to work with the Prelude Choir in the upcoming season.

 

Kevin MacMillen

Registrar

Kevin is a banking professional with over 30 years experience in financial services. He has expertise in banking, treasury management, and payments.

 

He recently retired from his position with BC Provincial Treasury and is now consulting in the banking and payments area. He is also the Treasurer for the Victoria Jazz Society, is the Treasurer for his Strata Council, and volunteers as a referee for his favourite sport – squash.

 

Catherine Wallace

Music Librarian

Catherine is a proud mother of a VCC chorister and is a Humanities teacher at a local high school. 

 

She attended York University, UVic, and Université Laval, completing degrees in History, Education, and French Language.  Working as music librarian and as the recital choir manager for one year to cover a maternity leave, gives her good excuses to “hang around” and contribute to this amazing organization. 

 

Although she had the privilege of growing up in a musical family, and sang with top performing choirs in the Manitoba Music festival for many years, she is envious of the high quality instruction and fun the choristers enjoy, and thrilled her son has had this opportunity for five years. 

 

Catherine is passionate about literacy, social justice, and experiential learning and takes students traveling to places like Quebec City, France, or India whenever possible.   She hopes to continue chaperoning VCC choir events as long as her chorister son will let her!

Contact Us

Email Executive Director, Carla Tadla: carla@victoriachildrenschoir.ca

Phone: 250-721-0856

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