TORONTO – Organizers behind the Vancouver Folk Music Festival are taking recent steps to try to avoid wasting the summertime event.
A press release from president Mark Zuberbuhler says the board is dropping a suggestion to dissolve the cash-strapped society after an outpouring of support from the community.
Last month, the people fest said rising production costs had forced it to cancel this 12 months’s edition and that it will vote on whether to drag the plug on the society that runs the fest.
The board says about 300 people attended a virtual town hall last week to learn in regards to the situation and make suggestions.
He says the group has decided to launch a fundraiser and a volunteer drive to assist save the annual outdoor music showcase.
Zuberbuhler says “we now see a possibility of constructing that festival” and is asking supporters to go to the web site to seek out out easy methods to donate, turn out to be a member or volunteer.
A note on the web site says attributable to dire financial woes the festival still needs “secured funding streams that proceed into the years to return.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2023.