The Power of Thanks

Gratitude is a big buzz word these days. And for good reason. We have much to be thankful for, even amidst some truly terrible things that happen on a daily basis. Saying “Thank You” is a big deal. It means you’ve been recognized, that your efforts have been noticed, that you’re not being taken for granted, and that your contributions have made a difference.

Running a dance festival can get a little chaotic at times…staff and volunteers are truly in the present moment as they run to post a sign about a rain location, or make sure a youth dancer hasn’t been left behind, or ensure that artists have water to drink after their performances, or chat with a patron about a particular performance. So, as we emerge from our Festival weekend, we want very much to thank each and every person, funder, sponsor, neighbourhood group, and volunteer, who contributed towards the creation of a very successful Festival. We absolutely could not pull any of this off without your support!

Big thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: 1460 CJOY, Magic 106.1, CFRU, and Intrigue Media.

Big thanks to all of our other sponsors noted in the sponsor board below.

Big thanks to our Funders: Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council,Ontario Arts Council,City of Guelph, Guelph Community Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Good Foundation, Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium.

Big thanks to the Guelph Dance Board of Directors: Richard Gorrie, Michelle Miller, Heather Finn, Marie Zimmerman, Jillian Cockburn, Kim Bolton, Lynda Walters, and Lindsay Morris.

Big thanks to our Fab 5 partners: Hillside Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph Film Festival, and Eden Mills Writer’s Festival, and to our Fab 5 social media coordinator Marshall Bell.

Big thanks to Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Group, Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group, and 2 Rivers Festival for creating partnerships beneficial to so many.

Big thanks to our numerous volunteers at our camps and festival, helping with kids, collecting donations, handing out programs, setting up tables, etc.

Big thanks to the folks who joined our team for the Festival: Taras Cymbalisty, Dorothy Fisher, Leslie Fisher, Amber Sherwood-Robinson, Solana Del Bel Belluz, Davian Hart, Daniel Poulin, Kelly Steadman.

Big thanks to all of the individuals who donated money to our organization all year long. You hold us accountable!

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