Meet The Board

Sam Van Volkingburgh

Sam Van Volkingburgh

Chair

When was your First Peace Fest?
My first Peacefest was back in 1999. Jenny my girlfriend now partner and I came over to see Wide Mouth Mason from Fort St. John.

Dana Blayone

Dana Blayone

Secretary/Treasurer

When was your First Peace Fest?
My first Peacefest was on stage with my band No Limitz in 2006, thrilled that we were opening for Corb Lund and Johnny Reid. The rest of the weekend I was dancing in the crowd as we literally were raising dust. It’s a memory I’ll always cherish.

Rylan Crawford

Rylan Crawford

Vice Chair

When was your First Peace Fest?

The first PeaceFest I attended was in 2007 when I was 8 years old! Prism and Nazareth had a huge impact on me because I hadn’t really seen a big live rock band before, from then on I knew I wanted to be playing music on stage one day. I went the year after to see Harlequin, Kim Mitchell, and Trooper. My love for live music was solidified and I have been to 6 Peacefests and over 70 major live music events since then!

My favourite part of Peacefest is that I don’t have to drive 3-6 hours to see live music. I like the intimate seating and getting to meet the artists.”

– Sam Van Volkingburgh