Gary and I determine what festivals we are going to visit, by going onto websites to see what is being offered. I think many people use the same method. If you look on most festival websites, it is very hard to tell what basic amenities they are offering, disabled parking, children’s activities, shuttle services, first aid, etc. and if they are offering any of these, what are they actually offering. Right now, it is mainly a guessing game on the part of festival goers.
and Events Ontario or some other authoritative body could come up with some
standard guidelines that festivals could use to describe basic amenities being
offered. These guidelines could list each amenity and describe minimum standards
for each. Special icons could be developed that could then be used by festivals
if they met the minimum standards as outlined in the guidelines. These special
icons would be the property of the developer and could only be used by
festivals on written authority. By developing these standards, both festival
organizers and event goers would benefit. Organizers would have amenity goals
and standards to aim for, thereby making their event better. This would
especially be true for new events. Festival visitors would benefit because they
would know what amenities are being offered and what to expect from each
To Be Continued... Part 2
Why an Interview,,,
Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!