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TABLE OF CONTENTS The President’s Message .............................................................................................................. 4 The E.D. Speaks ............................................................................................................................ 5 New Members ............................................................................................................................... 6 Winterfolk Festival 10th Edition Deemed Outstanding Success… ............................................ 7 OCFF Board Elections .................................................................................................................. 8 So You Got a Showcase?................................................................................................................ 9 Attending Music Conferences .................................................................................................... 11 The OCFF Turns 25! .................................................................................................................. 13 OCFF Memorabilia / Volunteers Wanted!.................................................................................. 14 Advertising in the Conference Program .................................................................................... 15 OCFF Member Festivals ............................................................................................................. 16 The OCFF Congratulates William Laskin ................................................................................. 18 Funders, Sponsors and Partners ................................................................................................ 30

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2011/12 Executive Committee President Scott Merrifield ..........................smerrifield@eastlink.ca Vice President Katharine Partridge ...katharine.partridge@sympatico.ca Treasurer Tamara Kater .........................................tkater@me.com Secretary Jerry Switzer....................jswitzer@feehelygastaldi.com Member-at-Large Dan Greenwood ....................... greenwoodd@socan.ca Directors Adam Brown ..................................abrown@uottawa.ca Richard Flohil ................................rflohil@sympatico.ca Jane Harbury .......................................jane@harbury.ca ShoShona Kish ....... shoshona@diggingrootsmusic.com Brad McEwen .............................mill_race@yahoo.com David Newland ..................... david.newland@gmail.com Alex Sinclair .................................pmsinc@interlog.com Kuljit Sodhi...................................... kuljit@galitcha.com

STAFF Executive Director Peter MacDonald ..... pmacdonald@ocff.ca Office Manager Jennifer Ellis ........................ jellis@ocff.ca Membership Services Manager Bob LeDrew .................... bledrew@ocff.ca Community Outreach Coordinator Jill Zmud .................... community@ocff.ca Office Administrator Linda Lowe ......................register@ocff.ca Membership Services Coordinator Janet Pokoj ........................admin@ocff.ca Phone: 1-866-292-6233 or 613-560-5997 Fax: 613-560-2001 www.ocff.ca Mailing address: 508-B Gladstone Avenue Ottawa, ON K1R 5P1

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THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

I am amazed to find myself more than halfway through my second year as OCFF President and also nearing the end of my three-year term on the Board of Directors. It has been a busy and rewarding time during which I have learned a lot, made many new friends and had the privilege of working with very talented and dedicated directors and staff. We all remain deeply indebted to our Past President, Paul Mills, who provided inspiring, visionary and statesmanlike leadership to this organization and left it much stronger, with a clear future direction. Paul continues to contribute to our community by serving on the Boards of Folk Music Canada and the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Since our Board election and Annual General Meeting at the 25th anniversary conference in Niagara Falls last October, the Board has been bolstered by the contributions of our newly elected directors, Alex Sinclair and Adam Brown,

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and by our re-elected veterans, Tamara Kater and Richard Flohil. Because the resignation of Joeann Argue came too late for her position to be included in the last election, the Board exercised its authority to fill this vacancy by appointment for the remainder of her term. We are indeed fortunate that our unanimous choice, Dan Greenwood, agreed to return to the Board, where he is playing key roles on our Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee, as well as chairing our Personnel, Policy and Governance Committee. Rounding out the Executive Committee, besides Dan and me, are Katharine Partridge as Vice President, Jerry Switzer as Secretary and Tamara Kater as Treasurer. Since joining the Board, I have become extremely conscious of the essential role of the OCFF staff. While the Board’s role is to provide good governance and oversight, the staff is responsible for all day-to-day operations. I have gained great respect for the dedication and professionalism of Peter MacDonald, our Executive Director, and core staff Jennifer Ellis and Bob LeDrew, as well as those who provide support on a contract or temporary basis. Their hard work and enthusiasm truly have your interests at heart. I urge you to keep the communication lines open and keep them updated on your achievements, challenges, and opportunities to assist. We are all committed to

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continuing to implement the Strategic Plan created three years ago. The plan guides our operations and, after it was reviewed and updated this year, we are confident that it continues to serve us well in our ever-changing environment. In accordance with the plan, we intend to adopt a new name and Objects, subject to a vote by the membership at the annual conference this fall. The OCFF has evolved incredibly since I was involved in its early days. As our 25th anniversary year continues, we strive to balance our activities to serve all classes of our membership. This includes planning for a meeting of festivals that is currently in the works. It is also a guiding principle for the upcoming 26th annual conference in Mississauga this October, which I urge you all to attend and participate in actively. As we continue through the summer festival season, I know that the hard work and talents of all of you will ensure another year of wonderful festivals and performances across Ontario. Our festivals inspire community spirit and love of folk music as they nurture dynamic and enduring institutions that enrich us with music that reflects who we are, in all our diversity. Take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate, enjoy, and feast your senses on the rich array of music and other art forms presented, both at your own home festival and as many others as you can take in, all year round.


Updated June 21, 2012

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WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL 10TH EDITION DEEMED OUTSTANDING SUCCESS folk alliance international will participate to launch second decade

Anyone who attended the landmark tenth anniversary edition of Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival on February 16-20, 2012, knew they were part of a vibrant, local roots community that has grown steadily during the last decade. Winterfolk’s move - from several Danforth outdoor venues to the Delta Chelsea Hotel – was paramount in landing Toronto’s roots music population a step closer to a mainstream audience. For the first time all shows were staged in a

single building, enhancing the experience for performers and audience alike, and making travel between shows quick and easy. The tenth festival saw 257 new artists mix with about 100 alumni from past Winterfolk festivals, going back to 2003. Most performances were filled to capacity, not only with appreciative folkies and regular attendees, but this year with a sizable contingent of curious, fresh faces, who got their first taste of the local roots music scene at Winterfolk. Working in collaboration with Folk Alliance Internation-

al, Winterfolk XI is scheduled for February 14-18, 2013, at the Delta Chelsea Hotel. Following immediately at the same venue, the International Folk Alliance Conference will take place February 20-24, 2013. Though diverse and individual in nature, the two events working together will share resources, showcases, artists, publicity and much more. Toronto will surely become a folk music paradise in February 2013. Watch for more details at www.winterfolk.com and www.folkalliance.org.

HAVE YOU MOVED? Please take a moment to call us at 613-560-5997 / 1-866-292-6233, or email your new details to jellis@ocff.ca Be sure to include your name, postal address, phone number, email address and website, as well as any business contact information. Thanks for helping us keep our records straight!

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OCFF BOARD ELECTIONS

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The Board of Directors of the OCFF needs to fill four Director positions for the 2012-2015 term. Directors are elected by the membership via advanced balloting during the summer and live balloting at the annual conference. The Board is responsible for creating the OCFF’s policies,

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SO YOU GOT A SHOWCASE?

I’d rather have a root canal while being audited than play a showcase. That being said, I play them. It’s one of the best ways for artistic directors, promoters, agents, record companies, radio people and hard core fans to see you do your thing, and if you do your thing well, then huge piles of money will arrive at your door daily! Okay, maybe not, but it could open some wonderful doors, and if nothing else it’s an opportunity to learn something new about your craft. Let’s say you’ve spent your hard-earned money to fly to the “World Conference of North American Folk Music People” in Enumclaw, Washington. You’re sharing a hotel room with five other people, you haven’t slept in two days, it’s 1:30 am and it’s Showcase Time. 1. Make sure before you buy your plane ticket that you’ve got a list of people you want at your showcase, and then do everything in your power to get those people to attend, in a nice way. I have a friend who attended her first FAI this year. Her goal was to play in Texas. Months before the conference, she contacted every artistic director at every venue she wanted to play. Through networking, she got an invite to attend a welcome party for the Texas people, where she talked to some of the people she had connected with on the Internet. Several of those people went to her showcases. She now

has several bookings in Texas. Also, before you get on the plane, hook up with the folks from your town attending the conference. There’s strength in numbers, you might gain some information or insight you didn’t have, and you might find someone to share a room with (or in some cases eight people to share a room with...). There isn’t much point in spending all the money required to go to a conference if you don’t have a game plan. If you’re just going to have fun, though, cheers! 2. Don’t whine. If you’ve done your homework and people don’t show up, don’t get mad at them and carry a secret vendetta for years. This will not help you get what you want. The only thing you can do in this situation is play the best show you’ve ever played, for the people who are in the room. There may be one person watching you, and that’s your audience, and you must love them and be grateful they showed up. Besides, that one person could be the head of FolkStar Records, and could change your whole career. Also, the vibe you give off from the stage goes out into the hallway and can lure people into the room

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or chase them screaming down the hall for more booze. If your intention is to play the best show you ever played in your whole life and your music is good, things will happen. 3. Don’t worry about who played before you. I once had to showcase right after Ani DiFranco. While her adoring audience was leaving the room after the five minute standing ovation, I was stepping onto the stage. That was tough. Tom Paxton told me that he had to go on after Black Sabbath. I think about that every time there’s a tough act to follow, and by tough act, I mean great musicians/ singer/songwriters, etc. One year at FAI, I had to go on after Steve Poltz. He’s the funniest person I’ve ever seen. He runs around the room, sits on people’s laps, etc. After he played it felt like all the air had been sucked out of the room. The great thing about showcases is that the audience usually changes completely. So I don’t know if the audience that came in to hear me do my thing realized that Steve Poltz had taken the air and most of my energy out of the room. I played my set the very best I could, and got a gig out of it. Again, it’s not about who just played, it’s about you playing the very best show you ever played. 4. Make sure your gear works. I’ve seen people (and

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have probably done it myself) get on stage with a guitar that can’t be tuned or a bad cable. Many times, the firstcouple of songs are what people come to hear, especially if there are lots of other showcases going on. If you have half an hour to impress, you don’t want to spend the first 15 minutes trying to figure out where that buzz is coming from. If the sound is bad, you might have to suck it up. There might not be any sound checks, so you get what you get and you must make the best of it. If you spend too much time at the beginning of the set getting the monitors just right, you might lose some of your audience. Sometimes it’s better just to turn the monitors off if you’re not getting what you want. 5. Play your hits. Play the songs you love to play, songs that people respond to. If you get the gig, then you can play the 20-minute, one-note improvisational jazz piece you’ve been working on for the last ten years. If you’re funny, be funny. People love funny. Make ‘em laugh. If you’re not so good with talking in between songs, figure out what you’re going to say beforehand. Some people just get up there and play. If the music is great, that can be enough. 6. Make sure you follow up with people. If someone you invited attends your showcase, get a card, thank them for coming, and then send an e-mail after the conference is over. If you’re lucky enough to have friends in the audience, ask them to be scouts. If someone shows up that you expect to, make contact. Say thank you, can I give you a copy of my CD? Be bold, in a nice way. Say hi to people. If there’s someone you admire, tell them - they might become a fan. 7. Go watch other performers do their thing. I learn a lesson every time I watch someone play, and it’s good for us to support each other. The most important thing is to be who you are and have fun. Enjoy your time on stage! It took so much work to get there.

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ATTENDING MUSIC CONFERENCES

by Dave Cool

excerpts from the cool’s notes ebook series

Last year, Dave Cool began an eBook series for musicians. The first edition of “Cool’s Notes” is about making the most of your music conference experience. His hope - and ours - is that the information contained in this eBook will save you some time and money, and help you build long-term relationships that will result in opportunities for years to come. So you’re going to be attending a music conference? Awesome. Music conferences are some of my favourite things in the world. They’re an amazing opportunity to network, meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and move your career forward. Before even setting foot at the conference, there’s a lot you can do to better prepare yourself and make the most of your conference experience. SET GOALS Oh, so cliché, I know. But clarity is key. Taking the time to write down specifically what you want to achieve at a music conference will give you a much better chance at actually achieving it, rather than just going with the flow and being dictated by outside events or other people.

So what exactly do you want to achieve at the conference? Do you want to get booked at festivals? Meet artists that you can go on tour with? Find a booking agent? Write it all down. VOLUNTEER FOR THE CONFERENCE If you plan far enough ahead, and if you are willing to sacrifice some of your free time while at the conference, offer to volunteer. Conferences are always looking for good volunteers, and you can sometimes get your conference fee waived, or at least waived on the days that you volunteer. Be prepared to work hard. If you show up late and you’re tired and/or hung-over because of all-night partying, chances are you won’t be asked back again. Remember, you might be dealing with the very people who could be deciding whether you get a showcase or not at a future conference. Arrive early. Be extremely polite. Work your butt off. Make new friends. Have a good time. Make the conference proud that they chose you as a volunteer. HAVE YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH READY While at a music conference you’re going to have a lot of quick conversations that are no doubt going to be cut short/interrupted: while in the elevator, in the hotel lobby, just before a showcase begins, in between workshops, etc. Although you’re going to focus on the other person (we’ll get into that a bit later), you’ll want to be ready to describe your music in a concise, engaging and interesting way when that person asks you. This is exactly what an elevator pitch is. It’s the sen-

tence you’ll say when you’re in an elevator and have just 30 seconds to make that other person interested in what you do. And please, whatever you do, don’t say that you sound like nothing anyone has ever heard before. That doesn’t tell the person anything about your music, and they will forget about you the moment they leave the elevator. The purpose of the pitch is to be memorable. Give the person a good idea of who you are as an artist and what you sound like in an interesting and unique way so that they’ll then go out of their way to check out your showcase. SPLIT HOTEL ROOM WITH SOMEONE This one is a no-brainer of course. If you’re attending a conference alone but want to save money on the hotel room, try and find someone to share the room with. Chances are that there are plenty of other like-minded people in the same boat. If the conference has a Facebook page, post on their wall that you are looking for a roommate. Same thing for Twitter: follow the conference on Twitter and tweet that you’re looking for a roommate, and politely ask if they could re-tweet (RT) to their followers. You could also tag your tweet with a hashtag (#) for the conference, so other people can find your tweet in a search. BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS/FOOD One way to save money that your Mom has probably already taught you is to bring a lunch! Specifically, bring lots of snacks. 11


While at a conference, you’ll do more snacking than sitting down to eat large meals, as you’ll constantly be on the go. Chips and candies are an option, but I would recommend healthier choices like nuts, dried fruit, power bars, etc. Being at a music conference can already put a lot of stress on your system; if you add junk food and high doses of salt and sugar, you’re just asking for a crash. NETWORKING Here are some ideas for questions you can ask a total stranger at a music conference: 1 What’s their name? (And remember it. To help you remember, use their name a few times during the conversation.) 2 Where are they from? 3 What do they do? 4 How did they start in that job? 5 How did they start out in the music business? 6 Why do they work in the music industry? 7 Who are their favourite artists? (Tip: if you sound anything at all like an artist they named, use it later when they ask about you) 8 What are they doing at the conference? 9 Have they seen any good showcases? Any good panels? 10 Is it their first time at this conference? 11 If they’ve been at the conference before, can they recommend any good restaurants in the area or places that are a must-see in the city? And so on. You get the idea. Ask about THEM and keep them talking about their experience, their opinions, and follow-up with questions that show you were paying attention. For more great ideas, including simple ideas for budgeting for your conference experience, visit the Resources section of the OCFF website to download the entire guide – www.ocff.ca.

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THE OCFF TURNS 25! Last year, during the 2011 conference, we celebrated a major milestone – the 25th annual conference of our organization. It was at that first community gathering back in 1986 that plans were set in motion to incorporate as a not-forprofit and use a name selected by those in attendance. By the time of the second annual conference, incorporation was nearly finished and shortly afterwards, the OCFF got its letters patent dated November 16, 1987. So, the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals celebrates its 25th birthday this fall and the 26th annual conference will be the location for the party! The conference is shaping up nicely, thanks to the support of our funders, sponsors and partners and the time given by members of the Conference Advisory Group, along with regular and eager input from your Board of Directors. As many of you already know, we now have online registration for the conference, courtesy of a very generous sponsorship by Ticketpro. Visit the OCFF website (www.ocff.ca) to click on the link to 2012 conference registration and join the record number of delegates who have registered to date! Ticketpro has also generously sponsored the OCFF Youth Program activities year-round for the next few years. It’s great to be able to plan more than one year ahead, and to help ensure that we have a program in place to facilitate the awarding of the OCFF Taylor Mitchell Bursary to one youth program participant. For the second year in a row, Bob Wiseman has also donated his time and expertise to produce one song for the recipient of the OCFF Taylor Mitchell Bursary! Mentors in the program this year, including David Essig, The Good Lovelies and Stephen Fearing, will also get a showcase opportunity to remind everyone of what they can do in a 15-minute set! The Songs From the Heart showcase will be back this year – with a twist. Due to some logistical issues last year, the determination of the awards was delayed, so most of the winners were unable to attend the conference to play their

songs for you. This year, we will feature both the 2012 and the 2011 SFTH winners. We continue to thank Galaxie as much as possible for their ongoing support of this awards program. During our 25th birthday celebrations we will also honour the guitar as a key component of much of the music we enjoy in the folk community. It’s about time we honoured not only the players and the songwriters, but also the tools they use to express themselves. We’ll have a display of some fine instruments and we’re working on sessions where you can meet some luthiers and learn about their craft. The Six String Nation will be in attendance taking pictures of the delegates with Voyageur, the guitar that launched a thousand stories about Canada and its rich history. Six String Nation founder Jowi Taylor will be a keynote speaker this year as well. On a related note, Wolfelele will be back with their ukulele-building workshop – it’s always a big hit. Music workshops this year will focus on two themes: the guitar in one and traditional music as it relates to “world music” influences in the other. Brad McEwen from the Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music is curator for the trad workshop after such a successful first effort in 2011. Michael (A Man Called) Wry-

craft is back at the conference as a session leader with a look at the visuals that surround the great music our community produces. We spend a lot of money, time and energy on the music, but do we take enough care with the packaging of it – whether a CD or website or show poster? We’re working on a plan to bring together the personalities who make community radio happen – the DJs, producers, music directors and other (mostly) volunteers who work hard to keep the terrestrial airwaves vibrant and who are making new waves with community radio broadcast over the Internet.You will see a lot of community arts leaders at the conference this year – people who run arts service organizations at the provincial and national levels along with many municipal event producers and folks from fairs and exhibitions. Let’s show them a great time as they get to know more about the OCFF community! There is so much more in the works – the Gala Dinner, the Estelle Klein Award presentation, the Borealis Reception, a new ArtsCan Circle event and as always, some of the best jamming outside the festival circuit itself! Please join us as we celebrate a quarter-century of shared experiences, fond memories and lots of eager forward thinking!

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OCFF MEMORABILIA We are looking for OCFF stuff. Stickers, older issues of Folk Prints, pins, buttons, photos, items from your old delegate bags, volunteer t-shirts and anything else related to the OCFF. You can send it to us or bring it to the conference. We’ll display some of it and if you don’t want it anymore, we’ll add it to the ever-growing OCFF archives for future generations to enjoy.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! The OCFF conference wouldn’t happen without our excellent team of volunteers. Volunteers will be needed in several areas (e.g. registration, exhibit hall, instrument lock-up, room monitors, etc.). All volunteers must commit to a minimum of twelve hours’ work, for which they will receive complimentary conference registration (not including the gala dinner) and a volunteer t-shirt. Information about applying to be a volunteer will be available as the conference schedule evolves. Keep an eye on eNews and check the OCFF website often.

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ADVERTISING IN THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM The next issue of Folk Prints is the conference program. In addition to trumpeting your conference activities, it’s a perfect opportunity to advertise your concert series, house concert, album release, product or service to the many sets of eyes that read each of the copies of the magazine or who see it on the Folk Prints page of our website. Ad rates can be seen by clicking on Advertising in Folk Prints. Copperworks Consulting Inc. has partnered with the OCFF and will manage advertising through 2012. They have revamped the process behind purchasing ads and made it all much easier for OCFF staff and advertisers. The deadline for ad purchases for the upcoming issue is August 31, 2012. To get started with your booking right now, please email Copperworks at ocffadsales@copperworksconsulting.ca

Early Bird Registration for the 26th annual OCFF conference ends August 31, 2012. Avoid higher rates – register now! For more details, visit www.ocff.ca/ ocff-conference

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OCFF MEMBER FESTIVALS May / mai May/mai - September/septembre HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SUMMER EVENTS - Toronto 416-973-4000 info@harbourfrontcentre.com www.harbourfrontcentre.com June / juin June 15 - 17 juin TOTTENHAM BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Tottenham 905-936-4100 888-886-4566 tottenhamchamberofcommerce@bellnet.ca www.tottenhambluegrass.ca July / juillet July 4 - 15 juillet RBC ROYAL BANK BLUESFEST - Ottawa 613-247-1188 info@ottawabluesfest.ca www.ottawabluesfest.ca July 5 - 8 juillet TD SUNFEST ‘12 - London 519-672-1522 info@sunfest.on.ca www.sunfest.on.ca July 6 - 8 juillet MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL - Orillia 705-326-3655 mff@mariposafolk.com www.mariposafolk.com July 6 - 8 juillet NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL BORÉAL - Sudbury 705-674-5512 nlfbmarketing@gmail.com www.nlfbsudbury.com July 13 - 15 juillet CANTERBURY FOLK FESTIVAL - Ingersoll cathymott@execulink.com www.canterburyfolkfestival.on.ca 16

July 13 - 15 juillet FESTIVAL DU LOUP ET MUSÉE VIVANT DE LAFONTAINE - Lafontaine 705-533-0003 leloup@csolve.net www.festivalduloup.on.ca July 20 - 22 juillet HOME COUNTY MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL - London 519-432-4310 info@homecounty.ca www.homecounty.ca July 20 - 22 juillet STEWART PARK FESTIVAL - Perth 613-264-1190 dhpbia@superaje.com www.stewartparkfestival.ca July 27 - 29 juillet HILLSIDE FESTIVAL - Guelph 519-763-6396 executivedirector@hillsidefestival.ca www.hillsidefestival.ca August / août August 3 - 5 août BLUE SKIES MUSIC FESTIVAL - Clarendon Station 613-279-2610 August 3 - 5 août THE MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC - Cambridge 519-621-7135 mill_race@yahoo.com www.millracefolksociety.com August 10 - 13 août FERGUS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES - Fergus 519-787-0099 866-871-9442 info@fergusscottishfestival.com www.fergusscottishfestival.com


August 10 - 12 août GODERICH CELTIC ROOTS FESTIVAL - Goderich 519-524-8221 festival@celticfestival.ca www.celticfestival.ca

September / septembre September 6 - 9 septembre OTTAWA FOLK FESTIVAL - Ottawa 613-230-8234 volunteers@ottawafolk.com www.ottawafolk.com

August 10 - 12 août LIVE FROM THE ROCK FOLK FESTIVAL - Red Rock 807-886-9910 redrockfolkfestival@gmail.com www.livefromtherock.com

September 20 - 30 septembre SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL - Toronto 416-536-5439 info@smallworldmusic.com www.smallworldmusic.com

August 10 - 12 août TROUT FOREST MUSIC FESTIVAL - Ear Falls trout@troutfest.com www.troutfest.com

October / octobre October 11 - 14 octobre THE ONTARIO COUNCIL OF FOLK FESTIVALS 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Mississauga 613-560-5997 866-292-6233 info@ocff.ca www.ocff.ca

August 17 - 19 août SUMMERFOLK MUSIC & CRAFTS FESTIVAL - Owen Sound 519-371-2995 gbfs@bmts.com www.summerfolk.org August 24 - 26 août EAGLEWOOD FOLK FESTIVAL - Pefferlaw 705-437-1634 info@eaglewoodfolk.com www.eaglewoodfolk.com August 24 - 26 août PETERBOROUGH FOLK FESTIVAL - Peterborough ptbofolkfest@gmail.com www.ptbofolkfest.ca August 28 août September 3 septembre ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL - Toronto 416-979-9901 sam@ashkenazfestival.com www.ashkenazfestival.com August 31 août - September 2 septembre SHELTER VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL - Grafton 905-349-2788 festival@sheltervalley.com www.sheltervalley.com

October 25 - 30 octobre OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL - Ottawa 613-562-1243 info@writersfestival.org www.writersfestival.org February 2013 février FEBRUARY 15 - 18 FÉVRIER WINTERFOLK XI - Toronto 416-347-1639 admin@winterfolk.com www.winterfolk.com March 2013 mars March 1 - 4 mars WINTER FOLK CAMP - Haliburton 705-754-3655 info@haliburtonfolk.com www.winterfolkcamp.com April 2013 avril April 25 - 30 avril OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL - Ottawa 613-562-1243 info@writersfestival.org www.writersfestival.org

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THE OCFF COMMUNITY CONGRATULATES

William (Grit) Laskin, CM on being named to the Order of Canada. Grit – you do us all proud!

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