The Blueberry Jam Music Gathering held their annual general meeting last night. They approved a slate of Board Members for next summer’s festival that includes Chair Edgar Wright, Vice-Chair Linda Eryou, Secretary Elly Spencer, Treasurer Lynn Brown and Committee Chairs Site Management Debbie MacDonald, Production Mark Kolt, Marketing Crystal Kolt, Fund Raising Mike Spencer and Volunteer Coordinator Elfriede Reimer. The Chairs will be looking for members to sit on their committees.
The Youth Representative to the Board will be Kevin Sattelberger, Members at Large Ted Elliott, Ken Pawlachuk, Bernice Snyder and Brad Snyder with Observer Kim Sattelberger.
Past Chair Mark Kolt reported they managed to build a stage and put on their first music gathering through sponsors, grants and private donations with only a small deficit and are looking at around 20 to 25 thousand dollars to put on next year’s festival so fund raising will be a challenge. The Board will consider the idea of continuing with a free gathering with donation boxes available at both entrances.