Blues News

President’s Message – May 2017

gerold250Behind the scenes our board of directors are working like mad fiends in bringing the best Summertime Blues Festival ever. From our hearts to yours, it is shaping up to be an amazing time for all concerned. This year is Canada’s 150th birthday and we are going to celebrate in style.

For the first time we are going to have to have a “Family Friendly Zone”. This will be an alcohol free area that is sure to be a hit with families. This one of the positive steps that the board has embarked on based on festival attendee suggestions. We hope to continue to improve as our festival grows.

The response has been fantastic with early bird tickets being sold at a fast and furious pace. Regular festival pricing is now in effect and still a fantastic bargain at only $139.00 plus tax and fees. Make sure you get your tickets early and become an ambassador for the NBS.

Posters are printed and ready to be spread throughout the Island. If you live outside of Nanaimo and can help us in distribution you may contact me and I will get in touch. Becoming an advocate for the Summertime Blues is greatly appreciated.

We will be putting out a call for volunteers in short order. Keep your eyes peeled on our FB page for upcoming details. Society members will get first dibs on volunteering. So if you aren’t a member, consider becoming one.

Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page and share with your friends and family. Thanks for reading til the very end.

Until the next time.


Gerold Haukenfrers

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