‘Harmony’ asking for help

Duane Hicks

Organizers of the Harmony of Nations Music Festival are asking for a few favours from the town to help stage the second-annual event here July 17-18.
The Rainy River Future Development Corp. is asking the town to:
•designate the “Harmony of Nations Music Festival” as a significant community event;
•authorize the use of the Memorial Sports Centre stage, tables, and chairs, and town picnic tables (the festival will arrange for pick-up and return);
•supply the festival with the necessary documents to close the road to accommodate the tent on the riverfront;
•cover any charges associated with a building permit application for the erection of the tent (this application will be made by the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship committee);
•allow the festival committee to attach pennants, signs, and banners to street light poles, fencing, and other creative place, with the assurance that no damage will be done to infrastructure and that the materials will be promptly removed after the event;
•help with the erection and takedown of the event’s tent; and
•allow access for electrical power.
The festival is sharing the site and venue equipment with the FFCBC, which will assume control of the site the week of July 21-28.
Council referred the requests to the Administration and Finance executive committee for its recommendation, with input from all the other executive committees.
The festival lineup currently includes Ashley MacIsaac, Lee Harvey Osmond, Rik Emmett, Nick Sherman, Greenbank Trio, Sunday Wilde, Junktion, Métis Fiddler Quartet, and several local performers.
Organizers are looking for local musicians to perform original music.
Submission requirements include:
•one original song or innovative song;
•one song of musician’s choice;
•short biography;
•music link via e-mail/CD; and
•contact information (i.e., name, address, phone/e-mail).
Submit via e-mail to harmonyofnations@gmail.com or drop it off at 601 Mowat Ave. (second floor).
For more information, visit harmonyofnations.ca