Planning and executing a 10-day festival with over 500 participants 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.
The NPPAFA committee will meet on the first Sunday of the month in September 2016 at the First Baptist church in Peace River at 6:30pm and the first Sunday of October 2016 at 6:30pm at Donna Brunham’s house, please feel free to contact her (780) 624-2998 for directions to this meeting 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 First Baptist church in Peace River at 7:00pm.
The 2016 NPPAFA AGM was held on Monday November 7th, 2016 at the First Baptist church in Peace River 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.