Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF - krun

By: Ocff  09-12-2011

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011,  8:30 a.m.
Marriott Gateway on the Falls Lobby, 6755 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON

Join us for the 4th Annual ArtsCan Circle 3K - 5K FUNdraiser Run/Walk.  The run/walk takes most people less than an hour and this year we hope to have a record number of participants.The run is open to anyone, so feel free to invite your Niagara Falls friends to join you.  Bev Mills is coordinating the run again this year and if you would like to participate, please contact her and she'll send you a pledge form to sign up some sponsors!  This is a great way to raise funds and have fun at the same time!  And maybe you will make that all important contact on the way.All funds raised help provide instruments and art & music activities for indigenous youth in the far North.To sign up for the run, contact Bev Mills at or call her at 416-289-2776.

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It did a good job of not filling up our time (giving us freedom to experience the conference ourselves), but making good use of the time that was allotted to the program. I really felt that I got a little taste of many different jobs in the music industry and I must say that the taste has awaken my appetite to learn more..


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The OCFF Youth Program also offers workshops, master classes, an enhanced orientation to the OCFF event and community, a youth ‘hub’, opportunities for collaboration, and, of course, a special showcase set. Artists selected by the showcase jury will perform for artistic directors and presenters from across Canada and around the world as well as conference delegates in a 20-25 minute set.


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For trios and duos – the OCFF’s Small Organizational membership is still the best deal for getting access to member discounts with the added benefit of visibility from the OCFF Organizational Members page. All band members get listed as delegates under one band name and each person gets a full delegate registration entitling them to attend all panel sessions.


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The annual recipient is chosen by an Ontario Arts Council selection panel from 15 nominations put forward by the OCFF's Songs From the Heart competition, excluding overall winners of the Galaxie Rising Stars Awards. The Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award was established to help support and promote the work of Ontario-resident emerging singer/songwriters in the genres of roots, traditional, folk and country music.