Perry Giguere

Perry-Giguere-400Name: Perry Giguere
Committee: Site transport
Number of years volunteering: Every year (39)

What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?
Walking with Dave van Ronk, carrying his guitar from gate to backstage pick-up, I don’t think we said a word but to me it was walking beside a legend, felt great to be a volunteer having that experience.

Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?
My kids volunteer and their friends too. They were born into the festival, almost literally, and have come to it all their lives: 3 days out of the real world…

What’s your favourite part of the Festival?
Reuniting with old buds and meeting new folks who are kindred in spirit.

What advice would you give to new volunteers?
Learn how to work together with strangers with a light heart, share the joy, share the pain, live it up, it’s over quicker than you think.