Planning and executing a 10-day festival with over 500 entries from around the Peace Region requires a great deal of time and effort, all of which is done by volunteers. Whether you have only a few hours to spare during the Festival itself, or time to offer in the weeks (or months) leading up to Festival, our Volunteer Coordinator can find a task which is suitable for you.
Volunteers are still needed to fill positions during the adjudicated sessions
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The NPPAFA committee will meet on the first Sunday of the month starting in October of 2017. Please feel free to contact Donna Brunham (780) 624-2998 if you wish to go.
The remainder of the meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month from November through May at the Catholic Convention Center in Peace River at 7:00pm.
The 2017 NPPAFA AGM was held on Sunday October 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm.
During the Festival, we require four volunteers for each session. The venue host ensures that all of the volunteers have their supplies, informs the adjudicator secretary of any program changes and is available to answer questions throughout the event. The door marshal is the first person people encounter when they enter the venue. He/she sells Festival programs and makes sure no one enters the hall during a performance or adjudication. The music marshal checks in performers as they enter the hall and collects their music which is brought to the adjudicator. The adjudicator’s secretary announces the performers, helps record results, affixes seals to the certificates, and chauffeurs the adjudicator to his/her hotel if necessary. All of these positions are overseen by a Venue Coordinator who officially opens and closes each session and keeps track of any changes to the program.
At the end of Festival, we hold a Grand Concert at the Baptist Church in Peace River. This event requires ushers, ticket sellers, door greeters, and “runners” who help with awards photos, as well as several other miscellaneous jobs.