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Laundry

As I sit here listening to my washing machine clean the stage towels, I’m reminded of all the hard work that each member of the volunteer stage crew does to make the Ottawa Jazz Festival a success. Today’s headliner was … Continue reading

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Stage crew Progress June 18, 2018

On this day, after a rain delay of 30+ minutes and waiting for the local contractor to deliver the remaining parts to build the Tartan truss system and finalize the Main stage truss, things went fairly well. First came the … Continue reading

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Stage crew June 17, 2018

Happy Father’s day to all fathers that worked today All went fairly well today. Thanks to the 11 hardworking volunteers (happy father’s day) today, the stage crew accomplished a lot. The Follow spot scaffold was completed. Because we cannot use … Continue reading

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Saturday’s progress

The Shifts Schedule is looking good. We still have some issues but as of now, we have 56 members that have committed to at least 5 shifts. Please let John know if you can fill any of the remaining shifts! … Continue reading

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Stage crew progress June 15, 2018

All went as planned today. Thanks to the 8 hardworking souls today, the stage crew accomplished a lot. The scaffold was delivered on time and all of the towers required for the festival were build, ready to receive their residents … Continue reading

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The stage is in

Yesterday the stage was built. Today the team will build towers for speakers and follow spots.

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Success!

The stage cover is up. Because of the new location, lots of concrete blocks were used to secure it.

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Building the stage cover

The stage volunteers worked with the festival staff to build the stage cover on our new site at city hall. Here is the first hinge being built.

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2171 cookies!

This week we made 2171 tasty cookies for our wonderful volunteer stage crew! There will be a small sample at the safety training session tonight. See you there!

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Getting ready for 2018’s festival!

It is hard to believe that two months from now the festival will have started!!! There are still piles of snow on the ground in places and the trees are just starting to bud. There are a few flowers but … Continue reading

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