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  • Summer 2008

    Oliver Schroer1956 2008

  • Board of directors 2007/08Board of directors

    aengus finnan ..................................... finnan@eagle.caKaren flanagan Mccarthy ....kfm@mccarthymedia.comrichard flohil.. .............................. rflohil@sympatico.caellen Hamilton. ................................ellenh@kingston.netdan Kershaw ..................................kershawd@socan.cadennis Landry ..............................dennis@thinknorth.caPaul Loewenberg ...................artistic@nlfbsudbury.comPeter Macdonald ...................peter@nutshellmusic.comPaul Mills ................................ paul@themillstream.comNicole rochefort .............. nicolerochefort@hotmail.com suba sankaran ........................... suba@autorickshaw.cacandace shaw ......................... ptbofolkfest@gmail.comJan Vanderhorst ......................... justusfolk@rogers.com

    staffGeneral Manager - Jennifer fornelliYouth and Community OutreachManager - erin Barnhardt

    Office Administrator - Jessica Van dusenAdministrative Coordinator - Vincent Ponka

    Phone 1.866.292.6233 or613.560.5997 Fax 613.560.2001info@ocff.ca www.ocff.ca

    Mailing address:4 Florence, Suite 204 Ottawa, ON K2P 0W7 Printing and Layout by Orion Printing Cover photo by Angela Browne

    deadline for editionsSeptember 1 - fall (conference)December 15 - winterMarch 15 - spring June 15 - summer

    ad rates Business Card ....................................$75/$100Quarter Page ....................................$100/$125Third of a Page ..................................$150/$175Half Page ..........................................$175/$200 Full Page ...........................................$200/$225Inside Cover ......................................$300/$350Back Cover .......................................$500/$600

    Listed above: member/non-member rates; not applicable for Fall/Conference issue. Please visit our website for conference issue ad rates, as well as formats and sizes.

    Submissions (max 500 words) and pictures welcome! Submissions may be edited for length and clarity. We cannot guarantee inclusion of your submission in Folk Prints (but well try!). Please send submissions in text format only. If you have pictures, call us before you send them.The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the OCFF. Questions or comments regarding Folk Prints should be brought to the attention of Jennifer Fornelli at info@ocff.ca. Articles and photos may not be reprinted with-out the expressed written permission from the author and/or photographer.

    O N T a r I O C O u N C I L O F F O L K F e S T I v a L S

    Table of Contents

    Presidents Message .................................................................................................................................... 4

    Our Sweet Staff .............................................................................................................................................5

    New Members 2008 ..................................................................................................................................... 6

    Making Connections ....................................................................................................................................7

    Oliver Schroer .............................................................................................................................................. 8

    OCFF Green Team .............................................................................................................................. 9 & 10

    Car Sharing .................................................................................................................................................11

    Early Summer Festivals Map ............................................................................................................ 12 & 13

    Late Summer Festivals ...................................................................................................................... 14 & 15

    Touring on Two Wheels ...................................................................................................................... 17 & 18

    Conference Update .....................................................................................................................................19

    OCFF at a Glance .............................................................................................................................. 21 & 22

    Conference Registration .............................................................................................................................23

  • The presidents voice by Aengus Finnan

    Welcome sweet summer. For some this is the season of drifting down the highway to the next gig, for others the delight of having festivals to attend or see spring up in local parks, and for others it is an intense period of last minute planning, ticket sales and production schedules. Regardless of the role or perspec-tive, I would like extend congrat-ulations on behalf of the OCFF Board to all of the volunteers, organizers, Boards of Directors, participants, artists, and audi-ence members who have worked and gathered to bring this years crop of festivals to fruition. It is an enormous endeavour to orchestrate a festival. There is pride and generosity in the sweat and smile of every volunteer. It is an acute responsibility to be a Festival Board member and govern to ensure fiscal health and long-term vision. Years of unsung effort and miles of highway bring each musician to a stage. Courage and entrepreneurial spirit lie be-hind every vendor and exhibitor. And there is passion and appre-ciation in every audience member who invests time and money to attend an event. In the end we all play a part in the success, meaning, and legacy of a folk festival, and col-lectively we create more than just an event on a weekend in time; we enrich the character and cul-ture of our communities, and in turn our country. With over 30 member festi-vals, an additional 30 member organizations, and over 300 in-dividuals (including many musi-cians from across the country), the OCFF is proud to celebrate and support the people and ac-tivities that fill our provinces

    fields with folk music each sum-mer, and indeed our halls and theatres year round. In an effort to better serve our members the OCFF has initi-ated a Festival and Audience Sur-vey with Hill Strategies as part of our Ontario Trillium Foundation funded stakeholder research. In essence, the more we know about our community the more we can fine-tune and enhance our deliv-ery of services. To do this we are now inviting all festival attendees to participate in a summer survey to help identify and illustrate the social and economic impact of our collective activities. You can find the survey at www.festival-sur-vey.com and your participation would be most appreciated. Finally, at the time of press our quest for an Executive Direc-tor continues. It is a challenging process, but one that we are confident will eventually reap rewards for us all. In the interim my continued thanks are extend-ed to the Executive Committee of the Board for their Executive

    Director level duties, to Jennifer Fornelli for her enhanced role as General Manager, and to our tremendous office staff. Summer, a time of great growth and activity. Fall, a time for harvest and celebra-tion. Congratulations once again to all the festivals of summer, hats off to everyone for your many roles, and we look forward to seeing you all at the conference this October in Ottawa.

    Sincerely,

    Aengus FinnanOCFF Board President

  • OUR STAFF ARE SWEET! by Ellen Hamilton

    Stopping by the office youll find the staff busy with a myriad of jobs needed to steer the good ship OCFF towards our fall con-ference. Spirits are kept buoyed by good humour, teamwork, the occasional cake-break and rafts of creative ideas. The staff says working at the OCFF is a collabo-ration between one other as they share ideas with not only them-selves but with an active Board of Directors and the member-ship. It is important to us that the membership knows they can call the office, they help us know what we need to do to fine-tune our programs and services, says Jen Fornelli, OCFFs General Manager. This is a team of indi-viduals who share both a passion for music and for helping the OCFF serve the ever-changing needs of our community; artists, presenters, music industry and audience members.

    JENNIFER FORNELLI: GENERAL MANAGERJen has done an incredible job holding the team together since February when we were without an Executive Director. She de-scribes her role as, chief cook -- Im the one who knows what is going on, who is doing it and when it needs to be done by. She also bakes the occasional cake.

    ERIN BARNHARDT: YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH MANAGERErin calls her position resident music geek and has joined OCFF fulltime to focus on strat-egies that help us reach out to festivals, communities and increase our membership. A detailed description of her posi-tion is included in this issue.

    JESSICA VAN DUSEN: OFFICE ADMINISTRATORJessica is a great contribution to the team, bringing her strong graphic design sense. Her main focus is on member services and communications including, Folk Prints, media releases, E-News and the website. Check out the new improved OCFF website in August!

    VINCENT PONKA: ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATORIf youve called the office lately, its probably Vincent you were greeted by. Vincent is on contract to assist with the OCFF confer-ence but helps out with artist liaison, E-News and anything else needed to help my team-mates.