June 02, 2014 - 4:22 PM
PENTICTON — A community-based board of directors was announced this weekend for the Boonstock Entertainment and Arts Society, a group created to support and promote local arts, music and culture in the Okanagan Valley.
“This board is independent with its own mandate but will work in tandem with the Boonstock Productions executive team to ensure that the festival is a positive experience for ticketholders, the Penticton Indian Band and the Penticton community,” according to Colin Kobza who created the society in 2013.
The 2014 board members were elected for one-year terms, and the directors are as follows:
Chair: Mark Ziebarth, Professor, Okanagan School of Business, and President, Plain Language Media
Vice Chair: Dan Bouchard, Lumber Broker, BP Wood
Treasurer: Cary Schneiderat, Partner, Pearce Taylor Schneiderat
Secretary: Angela Marino, Mortgage Broker, Verico Complete Mortgage Services
Director: Carl Nystrom, Real Estate Developer
Director: Meredith Birchall-Spencer, Marketing and Communications, Okanagan College
Penticton is hosting Boonstock for the first time this year when internally recognized musicians roll into town August 1.
“Speaking on behalf of my fellow society board members, I am honoured to be working with Colin and his executive to bring this event to town," Mark Ziebarth said in a media release. “Colin has vision and what he’s creating will be a fantastic, long-term cultural and economic development cornerstone for the South Okanagan community."
Recognizing the importance of working with the community, the board has reached out to local community groups interested in being involved in the festival and promote their brand.
Organizations who want to help with clean up efforts or taking shifts in the beer gardens in exchange for a percentage of proceeds or an honorarium should contact Barb Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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