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WELCOME FALL
- Posted 2022-11-05 14:01:17

WELCOME FALL

So…here’s the thing. My goal to publish a monthly blog has fallen short. For the time being, my hope is to write a seasonal blog and so here is the one for FALL!!

At our Annual Meeting in September, a new Executive was introduced. Cheryl MacMillan became the new Chair, Sheila Brown, the Vice Chair and Ted Ellis, the new Recording/Corresponding Secretary. Each of these people brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Not only have they been long-standing, hard-working members of the Board, but they have also had experience at the executive level of various community groups. We also welcomed 3 new Board members…Gilberta Corey, Leslie Kennedy, and Deanna Salsbury. We look forward to their input and ideas.  The remaining members of the Board are Lynn Brazeau, Linda Caldwell, Janet Corlett, Ava Dalcourt, Rachel Gracey, Nancy Gyetko, Mary Parkes, Marilyn Robinson & Wilma Tennier. Together, these 15 people make up the 2022-23 Board of Directors and will all contribute to the success of future Festivals.

After a two-year absence due to Covid19 and a small, scaled-down Festival in 2022, the Board began planning for a full Festival in the Spring of 2023. It was full steam ahead!!

The 2023 dates were determined and are: April 21 (evening) & 22 for Dance; May 1-5 for Vocal/IVS/School & Community/Church Choirs and Bands; May 8-12 for Piano Classes.

Next came securing venues. This is still a work in progress as there have been some bumps along the way. To date, we have booked Greater Fort Erie Secondary School for April 21&22, Central United Church for May 2&3 and Portal Village Bible Chapel for May 1&2, May 8-12 and for the Festival Showcase on Saturday, May 27th.

The Adjudication Committee has done a great job finding this year’s adjudicators and we have almost completed signing the contracts with all of them. Pictures and bios to follow on our website.

Speaking of our website, all 2023 information has been updated, including Syllabi and Entry Forms and any new information will be added as received. Keep checking!

None of this could happen without the generous support of community organizations, local businesses, and individuals. The Finance Committee and the Awards & Scholarship Committee have sent letters to previous donors however, we always welcome additional support. For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact the FINANCE COMMMITTEE at financechair@pcfa.ca

So…as you can see, this Fall has been a very busy time for us! The future of the 2023 Festival is in capable hands and is well on its way to becoming a successful event. Stay tuned!

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