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Coming back to life

Today was the day, the first time in way too long, that we constructed a stage for JazzFest at Confederation park! While much scaled back, a small crew of volunteers arrived to empty tents and a full truck. We spent … Continue reading

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Setting up at Confederation Park

Here we are back at Confederation Park. The set up is much smaller this year but that’s fine as the shows are much smaller too. It will still be great music by local musicians!!! Hope to see you at the … Continue reading

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Set up Day at Moore Farm!

Today, the crew set up the stage and equipment at Moore Farm in Gatineau. This is a lovely venue in a restored barn. A link to this year’s photo album is in the Photo tab.

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And we are back!

Yes, the jazz festival is back, in a smaller COVID unfriendly version. We don’t want to let this infection grow and spread! But live music, in a variety of settings. The stage crew will be helping at two venues: Moore … Continue reading

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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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