Now that the Dandelions have all blown away for another year, 2015 Board Chair Shaun Vardon sat down to give us a wrap-up interview. The biggest challenge this year, he says, was trying to make everyone happy when a group of local residents took offence to a festival sponsorship from the people behind the EnergyEast pipeline.
That story made headlines across Canada and hopefully gained some new followers for Kemptville’s Dandelion Festival, as they need at least half a dozen able-bodied Board members in order to make it another year.
As Vardon explains, it takes a lot of planning and effort to pull together the annual celebration of arts and culture.
The Festival Committee will be looking for fresh faces and new volunteers for 2016. If you would like to get involved, let them know through www.thedandelionfestival.ca.
The full interview is available here: https://soundcloud.com/diana-leeson-fisher/dandelionfestival