What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?
This year I got to introduce my partner to Folk Fest and that meant so much to me. The one memory I will always remember is the two of us learning to hula hoop, it was a great laugh.
Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?
I am originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in Vancouver for 4 years now and this is a way I can give back to the city that has given me so much.
What’s your favourite part of the Festival?
It is hard to pick just one as it such an all-around amazing experience, but if I have to pick one it would be the atmosphere in little folks when you are helping the kids(folk fest kids are the coolest kids), while the sun is on your back and live music fills the air. Honestly, I would pay to do it.
What advice would you give to new volunteers?
Just get stuck in, say hi to everyone and help out even when you’re off shift.