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"!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jazz & Blues in the Village, Sarnia - SODA & The Festival

SODA & The Festival
Impact in our Society Today ...

GettingTHE INSIDE SCOOPI focused on some specific questions that may help festivals, events, organizers, and others interested in SUCCESS in their endeavors and enhance the visitor’s knowledge!

I asked the Committee, how important is the “Jazz & Blues in the Village” focus of SODA aspect of this festival and how does it impact our society today? Otherwise stated … Why do you think Jazz & Blues in the Village is an important part of our society and the community today and what role do you see as its importance? The reply …“The importance of organ/tissue donation and transplantation continues to increase.  Jazz and Blues in the Village has allowed SODA to bring this important issue before the people of our community and the surrounding areas.  It uses music to connect to people of all ages and to spread the message about this important issue.  The Sarnia/Lambton donor registration rate has grown well above the Ontario average of 21% to 38%.  During each festival we honour donors, recipients, those on waiting lists and medical professionals through our opening ceremony.  A candle lit during the opening ceremony burns during the festival.”

“Key to Success”

My next question might interest other festivals/event organizers as I asked what the Committee attributed the success of Jazz & Blues in the Village to. Their “key to success” … “We attribute our success to the consistently high caliber of performers, good food, dedicated volunteers, sponsors and the up close and personal feel of the festival.  To quote attendees “the festival has never disappointed, it is always a great party”
(To Be Continued)

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