For the first time ever, the Cariboo Festival is now offering online registration for the annual festival coming up next spring.
“This is a big step forward for the Cariboo Festival,” says festival president Ann Smith. “It is something we’ve been working towards for a few years now.”
Extensive work has been done to the website and the committee is encouraging participants and the community in general to check out the updated website at www.cariboofestival.ca.
All disciplines including piano, vocal, band, instrumental, speech art and creative writing can all be entered through the website.
Anyone entering the festival is asked to check out the new online registration.
The 2015 syllabus as a stand-alone document is also available online to assist in the entering process.
Just click onto “Cariboo Festival 2015” on the top of the website, then “Entry 2015” and you will find all the information.
Smith is also encouraging anyone having questions about the new registering process to contact the discipline directors listed in the “Contact” section on the website or within the syllabus who can then assist with the process.
The festival committee members do ask for patience as this is new for them as well.
The Cariboo Festival Society has costs associated with this major upgrade of the website and the inclusion of an online registration process.
The society hopes to increase its revenue this year through more donations to help offset these costs.
Cariboo Festival currently receives donations from service clubs, individuals/families and businesses around town and is very grateful for these.
They hope for continued support and new businesses being inspired to participate in promoting the arts.
The new website offers a unique platform for businesses and service clubs to get their name out there in the community as well.
The website will display all donors names (and logos if applicable) unless donors wish to remain anonymous.
The Cariboo Festival Facebook page will also give shout-out’s to donors.
The festival offers such a wonderful opportunity for students to study the arts and achieve excellence.
We all know the academic value from musical studies but new research is being produced showing the effects on the brain when music is not only listened to but produced.
The therapeutic value of being an artist and musician has a benefit of mental well being that is so valuable to our community so let’s promote the arts by supporting the Cariboo Festival in whatever way we can.