AGM: February 7 @ 1 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Kispiox Valley Music Festival Society will take place at 1 pm on Sunday, Februrary 7, 2016 at the Meeting Centre at 3226 Bowser Street, New Hazelton. A good turnout is needed.

(For technical reasons, our AGM in Novemeber was not valid so we need to do it again.)

January 17th General Meeting Postponed

Dear Members past, present and future,
Please note that the general meeting that was previously scheduled for January 17th has been postponed. Your Board of Directors is working on a meeting schedule for 2016 and more ways to keep you informed. The next general meeting will be Sunday, February 7 and we’ve got a surprise planned!  Enjoy the holidays and best wishes to everyone!

2015 AGM – with big door prize!

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: the Meeting Centre at 3226 Bowser Street, New Hazelton.

Post-festival Wrap-Up and Potluck

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!

The date for KVMF 2016

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.

Clarification: Admission of Under 19

We have receive numerous questions about the need for minors to be accompanied by adults. The following is from the relevant coordinators:

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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.

Campfires

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