Monday, November 8, 2010

2nd Annual Mummers Festival - Community Meeting

The Mummers Festival organizing committee will be holding a general meeting to discuss the ways in which community members can get involved in the 2nd Annual Mummers Festival and Mummers Parade.

Meeting Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Meeting Time: 7:00pm—8:30pm
Place: Newman Wine Vaults (436 Water Street, St. John's, NL)

On the agenda for discussion:

  • Festival overview
  • Schedule of events (Hobby Horse Workshop, Rig Up, Mummers Parade)
  • Volunteer roles
  • Fundraising
  • General discussion and feedback

We are especially interested in filling volunteer roles and there are many ways to get involved. Even the smallest efforts have big effect and we hope volunteers will find their time with us very rewarding. Some volunteer activities include: materials collection for workshops, postering, and fundraising. Anyone interested in getting involved with the Festival should attend this meeting or contact a Festival organizer. If you are planning a mummer-related event, we'd like to know. Finally, we would like to get feedback about last year's Festival as we plan for events this December.

The Mummers Parade is our crowning event and it’s the people who make it so memorable. We saw over 300 energetic mummers and 200 spectators last year. Our free workshops generated close to 30 hobby horses, adding much colour to the parade. We owe a lot to the participants whose creative and expressive presence made the Festival such a success. We hope to generate even more interest this year and will need you, the public, to lend a hand.

Ryan Davis
Festival Coordinator
Phone: (w) 739-7870
(c) 697-8722

Dale Jarvis
Intangible Cultural Heritage Officer
Phone: (w) 739-1892 ext. 2

Mel Squarey
ICH Programs Assistant
Phone: (w) 739-1892 ext. 3

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