Fonds MS 155 - Salmon Arm Grebe Festival fonds

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Salmon Arm Grebe Festival fonds

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  • 1997 (Creation)
    Salmon Arm Grebe Festival
    Salmon Arm

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0.17 m of textual records
29 photographs
89 negatives

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The Salmon Arm Grebe Festival functioned under the umbrella of the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society (SABNES) which was formed in 1988 to lead the effort to protect the local marshlands and enhance the nesting areas of Grebes and other species in the area.

In 1994, SABNES commissioned a study to determine the feasibility of staging a festival centred around Grebes to draw attention to the species and Salmon Arm’s unique location in providing habitat for the largest nesting colony of Grebes in Western Canada. In 1995, prominent festival organizer Dick Finkle was commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce to make recommendations about holding a Grebe festival. In 1996, SABNES organized a “Celebration of the Grebe” day and the success of the event resulted in consideration of a multi-day festival moving forward. In October 1996, the Salmon Arm Grebe Festival was officially announced and a committee was formed comprised of SABNES members, local business owners and citizens who were tasked with planning and coordinating a three-day festival in 1997. The first Salmon Arm Grebe Festival was held May 16 – 19, 1997.

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Custodial History: Records were maintained by donor until November, 2022 when they were donated to the Archives at the Salmon Arm Museum & Heritage Association.

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Scope & Content: Fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence by the Festival Coordinator regarding festival planning, minutes and agendas of the Executive Committee, financial records and budget statements, reports and summaries for the 1997 and 1998 festivals, promotional and advertising materials including sample buttons, passports, brochures and informational memos and press releases distributed to media outlets and businesses, assorted public relations and promotional documents including fundraising and sponsorship reports and summaries, photographs from the festival and related newspaper clippings. The fonds is arranged into the following series: Executive Committee Minutes, Financial Statements, Coordinator and Committee Reports, Event Planning, Promotional activities, Correspondence, Sponsorship and Fundraising, and Photographs.

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