As the weekend of Music on the Mountain drew closer, and organizer Rosemarie Conant worked to finalize the schedule of volunteers for the festival, help arrived.
Help in the form of 12 to 13 Katimavik volunteers, from the Katimavik house in Prince George.
The Katimavik Program is a national youth program, geared to engaging youth in volunteer services in communities across the country.
In the program, youth from different parts of Canada live in volunteer houses in communities and work full time for not-for-profit organizations doing a variety of poverty-reduction, environmental, social services, arts and culture and sports and leisure volunteer positions.
Apparently, the non-profit society Music on the Mountain fits the bill.
“That was just the coolest news,” said Conant. “All my blank spots are not blank anymore.”
While the festival was still looking for a few parking attendants to fill in the final holes, with more than a week still to go when she spoke to The Courier, Conant is very optimistic everything will be covered, and the festival will run smoothly.
Last year, Conant said the push for volunteers towards the festival date had them scrambling at the last for enough people, but this year, things are looking much more relaxed, thanks at least in part to some keen youth from Katimavik.
“It was so nice of them to volunteer,” said Conant.