The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Kispiox Valley Music Festival Society will be at 3 pm, Sunday, November 8. The business of this meeting will be the paying of annual membership fees ($5 per year) and the election of the board and executive. In addition, we hope to fill as many coordinator positions as possible.
Bring snacks. Catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while. New members and all interested persons welcome.
Door prize! All KVMFS members present will be entered into a draw for a trip for two on Hawk Air. You must be present to win.
Location: probably the Meeting Centre at 3226 Bowser Street, New Hazelton, pending confirmation. (I will edit this post when the location is confirmed.)
Our post-festival wrap-up meeting will be at 2 pm on Saturday, August 29 at Mark and Beth Larsen’s residence at 1310 Richmond Frontage Rd., South Hazelton. The meeting will be followed by a potluck so bring along your favourite dish and musical instruments. Join us for a fun evening!
We have received a number of questions about the date of next year’s festival. Assuming that enough people come together to put on a festival in 2016, it will take place from July 22 to 24.
The reason for the question is that the August statutory holiday, BC Day, which takes place on the first Monday in August, will be on August 1 in 2016, the first day after the last full weekend in July. Normally, our festival is held on the last full weekend in July but, in order to avoid coinciding with the August long weekend, we have made a practice of having it on the weekend before when that happens.
Please note that schedules have been updated again.
We have receive numerous questions about the need for minors to be accompanied by adults. The following is from the relevant coordinators:
Just to clarify anyone 18 or under, will NOT be welcome on to the grounds (ie. camping, day passes, weekend passes, volunteering) without a parent, guardian, and/or a responsible adult*. While in the past this was only in relation to camping, this year it is in relation to ALL passes.
Camping is the same as years past, in that ALL minors MUST camp right beside their “parent, guardian, and/or a responsible adult*”.
*(A “responsible adult” is not a 19-20ish friend. So the gate will need to use their discretion and judgement regarding this one. ID is a great way to help with this judgement. )
Minors will need ID.
ANYONE under 19 (aka. 18 and under) WILL BE required to have different wristbands marking them as such.
We have advertised this in all our promotional material and press releases and have made it clear we have the right to refuse anyone entry.
There is currently no ban on campfires. However, there is still a ban on any fire larger than a campfire. According to regulations, a campfire is an “open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a first nation for a ceremonial purpose.”
For those who are not yet fully metric, 0.5 metres is roughly 19 inches.
More info is available here: http://bcwildfire.ca/Situation/Glossary.htm#Campfire
…and here: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayBan.asp?ID=441#CampfireBans
Surprise! It looks like the campfire ban will be lifted just a few days before the festival.
Please note that there is currently a boil water advisory on the festival grounds. All festival goers are advised to bring their own drinking water.
Also, there is currently a campfire ban in place in our region and it seems unlikely that the ban will be lifted even if we get some rain. So, if you plan to cook while at the festival, you will need to have a CSA or ULC-approved camp stove.
See the BC Wildfire web site for more information: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayBan.asp?ID=441#CampfireBans
We need a huge turnout!
This Sunday, July 19, will be the last work bee and festival meeting before the 21st annual Kispiox Valley Music Festival! Work bee from 11 am to 4 pm, meeting about 2 pm.
On the same day, starting at 9:30 am, there is a festival cooking bee. Lots of chopping, dicing, stirring, tasting.
Lunch is provided.
Please note that the schedule has been updated. Are there more updates to come? Mmm, could be.