FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Harmony Bazaar Society Anticipates a Transformational 2018
Lockeport, Nova Scotia, December 11, 2017 – Harmony Bazaar Festival is well known for bringing world class female singer songwriters and artists to the rural coastal community of Lockeport, Nova Scotia during its annual three day summer festival and winter concert series. The “all volunteer” organizing committee works year round to support the festival.
Harmony Bazaar Society has just completed it’s 12 festival and is planning for its annual general meeting. The society find itself in a good financial position. That said, it must also be pointed out that at least three of the current eight board members, have served on the board since its inception and feel ready to step down. Several other board members will not re-offer due to changes in their lives. All outgoing board members continue to support the mandate of the Society, but feel compelled to make sure people understand that for Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song Society to continue, it will be necessary for new people to come forward at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and offer to serve on the board. The Society will require a minimum of six new board members to continue. At this point, the current board, is not planning to host a 2018 festival but to look at 2019 dates.
The AGM will be held on Sunday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lillian Benham Library, 35 North Street, Lockeport, NS. In the case of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled to take place at the same time and place on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
- The Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song is the only women’s festival in Atlantic Canada.
- Harmony Bazaar grew out of the Shelburne County Women’s Fishnet, an organization created around rural kitchen tables to support women and families during the downturn in the traditional fishing industry. During a musical fundraiser, the organization was made aware that women were not often asked to perform their original works. Seeing a need, the festival was born.
- The festival has evolved to include late night events, community breakfasts, tours of Lockeport Harbour, visual art displays, and yoga on Lockeport’s beautiful Crescent Beach.
“The Harmony Bazaar Society exists to promote female artists and song. It recognizes women as change agents, builders and promoters within our communities. The Society builds community spirit, pride, and social capital. The Society hosts a summer festival, a winter music series, and educational workshops and events.”