Sound of Music Festival Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

Volunteers at Sound of Music Festival

Canada’s largest free music festival, Sound of Music in Burlington, Ontario, announced on September 25th, 2014 their Outstanding Volunteer Recipients for 2014. Acknowledging the efforts of those that have gone above and beyond in their area, the festival announced 30 of their volunteers who went “above and beyond” in their duties.

Recognized volunteers:

Darlene AlfordTerry AlfordDevon AndersonTorrin BatchelorChris MichelettiMatt ColbeckAndrew CoulsonDale CrearyBelinda DegrowTori Milner Kris GelderEmma GrahamTravis HopkinsMelissa HorvatCharlotte NortonLynda JamesChris KomakMoriah LambierSarah LangJulie Romano Rich LeckieJuancarlos LongoHelena LynchRon MackayDarci SheppardMarlice SimonFrancesca Jane StevensonBrandon WallerPeter WithallPhil Zelazny


Dave Miller, Executive Director of the festival also thanked all volunteers for their efforts in making the free music festival a success. “The success and growth of this event is unparalleled and I’m so proud to be a part of this incredible group, some of our volunteers work hard all year long to help plan this event”, says Miller.

Sound of Music also congratulated Joanna Earl and Brett McCracken who received the student bursary award. The bursary awards two volunteers every year with $500 each, providing direct support to students who have enrolled in a post-secondary institution for fall admission.

Held this past June, 2014 marked the festivals 35th year. Over 230,000 people gathered to enjoy the music (which spanned several genres), carnival, food, and craft market! The festival is only possible because of the generosity of others, and is almost entirely run by volunteers and largely funded by their support partners.


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