Longtime Vancouver Island MusicFest team member Meaghan Cursons announced her retirement from the festival this week after 10 years.
Cursons began her run with VIMF in 1997 as a volunteer stage crew co-ordinator. She has been providing contract services to the festival since 2002, managing all marketing activities and developing sponsorship programs and relationships, grant funding and community partnerships.
“Meaghan has made a significant contribution to the development of Vancouver Island MusicFest over the past decade and we wish her the very best in all her future projects,” says Doug Cox, executive producer of VIMF.
Cursons is well-known as a passionate promoter of the festival and the Comox Valley as a whole. She has also championed many festival and community-building partnerships over the past 10 years.
These partnerships have included the UN Declaration of Human Rights Community Art Project, Living Green, Earth Day Family Festival, Youth Outreach, Capturing the Spirit of the Festival and this past summer’s Festival Accessibility Project.
“It has been such a privilege to have the opportunity to work and play over the past 10 years with our festival family and our community partners,” Cursons said Wednesday. “I look forward to continuing those rich partnerships and finding new creative ways to build and nurture our incredible community — culturally, socially, economically and environmentally.
“Most of all, I look forward to the amazing project of being a mom to my beautiful baby girl.”