The Blueberry Jam Music Gathering held their annual general meeting Tuesday night.
Chair Edgar Wright reported they had a very successful Gathering with a lot of support from the community, the city, businesses, sponsors and a lot of volunteers and hopes that continues into 2020 on the weekend of August 7th to 9th. Treasurer Lynn Brown reported they had income of just over 52 thousand dollars and expenses of just under 41 thousand leaving a surplus of just over 11 thousand dollars.
Production Chair Mark Kolt reported they had 76 acts up from 56 the first year resulting in a third stage at Johnny’s Social Club in addition to the one at the Tourist Park and the Rotary Wheel.
The executive agreed to stay on for next year’s event with Chair Edgar Wright, Vice-Chair Linda Eryou, Secretary Ellie Spencer and Treasurer Lynn Brown. Several others agreed to stay in their committee chair positions with some other committee positions still vacant.
As well the Manitoba government announced Tuesday the Blueberry Jam Music Gathering will receive 15 thousand dollars from the Building Sustainable Communities Program to spotlight northern talent.