Anne Hung dances to Les Sylphide while competing in the classical ballet solo en-point division of the 2014 Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Volunteers needed for Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Fest

Co-ordinators needed in areas of dance, piano, strings, vocals for month-long competition next year

Organizers of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival are looking for a handful of volunteers who can commit several full days of their time at next year’s competition.

Co-ordinators are needed for the month-long festival for its dance, piano, strings and vocal disciplines.

“This is the person who’s the lead volunteer for each area to make sure things run smoothly,” says registrar Laurie Hirschman.

They are looking for one co-ordinator for each area, except dance where ideally two to three volunteers are needed. Students and other volunteers will be helping the co-ordinators.

Each lead volunteer shift is about eight to 12 hours long. For piano, the person would be needed for roughly four days in a row, strings would be two to three days, vocals will be three days, and dance is the longest at 16 days, hence the need for more than one co-ordinator.

“The more who can share [dance] the better,” says Hirschman, adding that there’s a small honourarium available if requested.

Volunteers for shorter shifts are also needed for jobs like running front of house at the festival.

“We can always use a volunteer for two to three hours.”

Additionally, Hirschman is in search of someone to take on her role as registrar, which includes co-ordinating all the entries and getting them into a program setting.

“It’s a fair chunk of hours,” she says.

The Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival runs Feb. 13 to March 13, 2020. It has been around for more than seven decades.

“We’re looking forward to our 73rd year,” says Hirschman. “It’s time to get more young blood so this continues.”

Anyone wishing to volunteer, or for more info, contact Laurie Hirschman at hirschmanhouse@telus.net or 604-858-3147.

READ MORE: Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival celebrates 70 years


 

@PhotoJennalism
jenna.hauck@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Saxophonist Ben MacRae performs with the Chilliwack secondary jazz band during the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival in 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Just Posted

Vehicle of missing Maple Ridge man is found in Abbotsford

Barrie Holt, 63, is also known to frequent Chilliwack area

Editorial: Vote wisely, but vote

There are no backsies when it comes to voting

Chilliwack RCMP officer suing the force for malicious prosecution

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth cleared of wrongdoing after misconduct hearing

Time to specify where Chilliwack spending priorities should be

It’s that time of year again when City of Chilliwack engages its citizens to weigh in on budgeting

Council votes to give Chilliwack homeless shelter an 18-month extension

There were more than 40 passionate speakers at city hall who had their say for more than four hours

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

Scholars say religious vaccine objections can’t be traced to Biblical sources

Vaccinations are a requirement to attend class in Ontario and New Brunswick, while B.C. launched a demand this fall

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?

Promises include speculation taxes, more affordable housing, and declaring housing a human right

Workers at four Vancouver hotels ratify contract with higher wages, job security

Unite Here Local 40 president Zailda Chan says it’s the first hotel strike in Vancouver in nearly two decades

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Most Read