General News · 9th September 2022
Love Fest is a local, non-profit project for the sole purpose of staging a day of fun and music for this community. Over 100 individuals worked together to make this day happen. From the production team (Amy Robertson, Rick Bockner, Rex Weyler), we want to thank the Cortes Island community for all the help to stage Love Fest this year. Thank you:
Linnaea Farm for kindly making the venue available, and helping with food and clean up.
CKTZ radio for promotional help; special thanks to Greg Osoba, Bryan McKinnon, Loni Taylor, Howie Roman, and Sean Coyote.
Cortes Ambulance service for standing by and providing first aid.
City West and Dino Tsakonas for a loan of equipment
Eric Nordal and the Community Action Bus
Brenda Hanson for the warm, inspiring Klahoose welcome.
Tideline for promotional support and helping to provide information
Lisa Gibbons and Brig Weiler for T-shirt, sticker, and poster design
Cortes Island stores for handling ticket sales: Cortes Market, Cortes Co-op, Hollyhock,
Gorge Marina Store, and Squirrel Cove Store.
The Generous Volunteers: Margaret Vershuur, Soma Feldmar, Tammy Allwork, Bill Dougan, Sandy Kieth, Julie Kieth, Eli McKenty, Harriet Quinn, Tamara McPhail, Andrea Block, Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Elke Finlay, Loni Taylor, Dancing Wolf, Paul Fournier, Mark Braaten, Deva Braaten, Jonah Weyler, Randy Oak, Hugh Barton, Steve Mawdsley, Mark Lombard, Wayne Roberts, Heidi Heuniken, Samantha Statton, Sandy Hoffman, Jenami Larsen, Jeanne Menge, Deepa Narayan, John Blaxall, Angel Khalsa, Joe Grassi, Toni Smorodin, Yvonne Kipp, Nancy Silver, Leona Jensen, Savanna Young, Meg Dean, Andrew Lee, Kate Maddigan, Kimberly Branadat, Robyn Campbell, Bernice MCGowan, Mary Souter, Kasia Klem, Madhurima Braaten, Carly Mersereau, Kirsten Vladich, Melina Vladich, Adam Schick, Sean Lymworth, Orianne Lee Johnston, Amy Bockner, Jyoti Bruun, Karsten Bruun, Mary Beth Cysewski, Zephyr, Christopher Fleck, Doug Hamel, Sharon Evans, Cora Moret, Jenny Magenta, Eva Yensen, Theda Phoenix, and Norleen Lillico.
The extraordinary musicians: Amber George, Andy Vine, Brenda Hanson, Johnny Hanuse, Kim Paulley, Jason Andrews, David & Jamie Simard, Claudia Raaen, Jonah Weyler, Pawl Khan, Zack Dennison, Nassau, Christopher Fleck, Jemma Hicken, Michael Keith, Jessie Roy, Pierre Schreyer & Adam Dobres, Rick & Amy Bockner, Marguerite Thompson, Erin Robinsong, Flora Wallace, Merlin Sheldrake, Cosmo Sheldrake, Heather Wolf, Nicholas Moon, Wylie Ferguson, Johanna Hauser, Thomas Hoeller, and The Lonely (Danielle Lebeau-Petersen, Jack Weyler, Benji Coey, Gord Light, and Adam Cleland).
The Vendors: CKTZ Radio, Friends of Cortes, Noah and Izabelle Perry and Shiva, Cora Moret, Tammy Collingwood, Scott and Emilie, Brig Weiler, Raquel Pokiak, Thomas Fluckinger, Anastasia Avvakumova, Heather McKenzie, Tanya Krahn, Shannon Savage, Thaddeus Conrad, Hannah Petkau, Suz Dueck, Jade Jordan, Connie Quayle, Alexis Verschuur, Nevaeh, Sarah Delgado, Gypsy Mama, Diane Hanson
And: Others showed up and helped, and we may not have even recorded your names. Thank you for your kind generosity.
Thank you all for making Love Fest a memorable day. See you all next year.
Rex, Amy, and Rick.