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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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Thank you!!!

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that the festival is over again for another year. This definitely qualifies as the rainiest festival in my years of attending and volunteering. Hopefully everyone made it through without getting too stuck in … Continue reading

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Memories of our 2017 festival

As the festival has finished for another year, it is time to recover and to think back of the good times. To help, a number of people have taken photos and been willing to share them. Kathleen was very busy … Continue reading

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Fast out!

Tonight the main stage crew managed to put everything away and leave by 10:15! I believe that is the fastest time so far this year! Only a few more evenings for the volunteers to beat that! Worth trying!!!!

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Flexibility is important  

Thanks  to  the  weather  in New York, the  8:30 band  was  not able  to  get  to  Ottawa  today .  So the  festival  moved The Bad Plus  from  the  NAC studio  to  the  main stage .  The band’s  existing  schedule  meant … Continue reading

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Backstage with Caravan Palace  

Setting  up  this  band  was  interesting. The instruments  were  more  varied  and  numerous  than the  plot  suggested. The  band  is from  France  and  so they  had  created  a variety  of  solutions  to  the  power  differences. Luckily  they  all worked. They … Continue reading

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