Northern Lights Festival board elects new leaders

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 10, 2014 - 1:33 PM |
Northern Lights Festival Boréal's board has new leaders following elections in December.

Jim Webb, formerly the vice-chair, is moving into the role of chair. New executive members include Stephen Atkinson as vice chair and Cathy Orlando as secretary, both former general members.

Gerard Guimond will remain on the board as a non-voting member advising as former chair and Linda-Anne Guidard remains treasurer for her second term.

“I have been a member of the board of directors with NLFB for a number of years, and have seen the festival through many different challenges,” said Webb. “I am excited to see what 2014 brings to the festival."

“Jim is a great asset to the board,” said NLFB executive director Max Merrifield.

“Having been with NLFB for some time now he has a lot of experience to bring to his new position as chair. We’re very excited for what 2014 has in store; new partnerships like The Big Basement Show and lot of exciting lineup announcements coming up.”

Interested in becoming part of NLFB board of directors and playing an important role in Northern Ontario’s most prestigious arts and culture festival? There are many positions available including: youth representative, sponsorship committee, communications committee, or general member.

Email Jessica Lovelace at [email protected] for more information or phone the office at 705-674-5512.

Early bird weekend passes for NFLB 2014 are still on sale for $60 (HST included) at Records on Wheels (56 Elm St.), Jett Landry Music (1119 Lasalle Blvd), and Gloria’s Convenience (469 Bouchard).

Tickets are also available for purchase on NLFB’s website at www.nlfbsudbury.com/tickets.

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