On Saturday, July 14, participants, performers and vendors will gather together again on the grounds of the Doukhobor Discovery Centre to take part in the 2nd Annual Kootenay Festival – Let’s Celebrate. Last year, the first ever Kootenay Festival in Castlegar saw over 2000 participants enjoy a day of music, dance, a regional artisan marketplace and delicious food. This year, organizers are hoping to increase attendance and are looking to returning and new volunteers to help make the event as successful as last year.
Volunteer areas include parking, security, vendor support, children’s activities, information/merchandise, admissions and environment. Youth volunteers between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to take part. Set up on Friday and clean up on Saturday night also requires a lot of volunteer effort to accomplish and organizers are hoping for additional volunteer support for these tasks.
Organizers also have a special request – more golf carts and drivers! The festival grounds are quite large and the few carts the Festival had last year made a great difference to seniors and other festival participants with limited mobility in taking part in the event.
Anyone who might be able to lend a golf cart (and their driving services) should contact Festival Chair, Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff at APolovnikoff@rdck.bc.ca.
For general information about the festival, including the musical line-up, please visit www.kootenayfestival.com.
Thanks and hope to see you on July 14!