Vancouver Folk Music Festival Volunteer Nominations

This year, for the first time ever, the Vancouver Folk Festival initiated a volunteer nomination program, intended to recognize and honour those volunteers who have provided exceptional service and loyalty to the Festival. Click on the names or photos to check out the amazing stories and memories our nominated volunteers have to share!! 

Alisa Levenstein

Committee: Weekend Transport
Number of years volunteering: 20

Amanda Kelly

Committee: 50/50 (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 2

Angela Ibbott

Committee: CD Tent
Number of years volunteering: 2

Cathy Holtvogt

Committee: Security
Number of years volunteering: Around 18

Daniel Garfinkel

Committee: Security (Team G Lead)
Number of years volunteering: 6

Dave Myles

Committee: Medical (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: Volunteer for 39 years, Medical Coordinator for 35

David Firman

Committee: Box Office Admin
Number of years volunteering: 2

Donna Finch

Committee: Inventory (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 10 years on and off

FiL Hemming

Committee: Security (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 10

Gail Cryer

Committee: Box Office Admin (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: Many many

Jason Ryant

Committee: Beer Garden (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 19

Lenora Hayman

Committee: Accessibility
Number of years volunteering: 30

Lily Lok

Committee: Gate
Number of years volunteering: 7

Lisa Popplewell

Committee: Volunteer Gate
Number of years volunteering: 1

Lisa Treutler

Committee: Artisan Market and Community Village (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 3

Marc White

Committee: Box Office Site (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 28+ (1982 was the first year but missed a few years)

Marcia

Committee: Neighbourhood Liaison (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: Around 20 years

Maria King

Committee: Gate
Number of years volunteering: Many! 10+

Melinda Suto

Committee: Pre-fest Transport
Number of years volunteering: 39

Perry Giguere

Committee: Site transport
Number of years volunteering: Every year (39)

Quinn Temmel

Committee: Volunteer Gate
Number of years volunteering: 3

Rasool Rasooli

Committee: Water (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 8

Roozbeh Mehrabadi

Committee: Street Team
Number of years volunteering: 3 plus back in the early 1990s

Shai Topaz

Committee: Raffle
Number of years volunteering: 1

Shane Duan

Committee: Weekend Transport
Number of years volunteering: 1

Shelley Austin

Committee: Membership/Donations (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 2

Susan Summers

Committee: Weekend Transport
Number of years volunteering: 25

Tessa McIntosh

Committee: Raffle (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 2

Wendy Morrison

Committee: Box Office Admin (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: 13 or 14