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From the festival to all volunteers

Here’s a letter from John Cvetan, Volunteer Coordinator, to all of the festival’s volunteers: To all our wonderful Volunteers, To the many wonderful people, young and old, from many professional and cultural backgrounds giving up their time for 10 days … Continue reading

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2020 Ottawa Jazz Festival will be a bit different this year

Hi everyone! After announcing that the festival was cancelled this year, because of COVID19, I was happy to see that there will still be 10 evenings of concerts, streamed on the festival’s web site This way, as stage crew, we … Continue reading

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Cancelled due to COVID19

Today, the 2020 Ottawa Jazz Festival was officially cancelled because of restrictions related to COVID19 and the appropriate restrictions on public events and gatherings. Stay tuned for more information from the festival on their plans for later in the year, … Continue reading

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Postponed

Hi everyone I know these are strange times for everyone. I hope you are all adjusting to the new size of personal space (2 metres) and whatever other realities this is bringing into your life. The family has decided to … Continue reading

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Henry was a busy person!

While we all knew that Henry was a very generous person and volunteered in so many ways, this tribute from CHEO’s CEO just adds to the list of where he made a difference:

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Celebrating Henry’s life

Hi everyone Here is the information about the celebration of Henry’s life in April 2020: https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/henry-jaques-1078359572 I’ve offered the family our help so if we can do something, we will be in touch with those who would be willing. Update … Continue reading

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Memories of Henry Jaques

These are comments and memories of our dear friend and colleague, Henry Jaques, shared by stage volunteers: I am so very sorry to hear this news. I only volunteered at the festival for two summers, but Henry made a big … Continue reading

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Sad News

It is with deep regret that we must announce that our very dear friend and stage crew leader Henry Jaques passed away suddenly January 20, 2020. Henry was part of the very foundation of the Ottawa Jazz Festival dedicating thousands … Continue reading

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Thank you!!!

Today is International Volunteer Day and a great day to remember the fun we had this summer. The stage team is a fairly large part of the overall festival volunteer team but none of us could do this without each … Continue reading

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Well, that’s a wrap

The jazz festival is over for another year. The main stage cover is down and packed, along with all the rest of the stage supplies and tools. The volunteer thank you party was a lot of fun. There are some … Continue reading

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