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Windscape and Long Day’s Night need volunteers

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The Sask Power Windscape Kite Festival and the Long Day’s Night Festival is short on volunteers.


The not-for-profit, two-day kite festival needs more than 200 volunteers filling 250 shifts. There are different areas of interest for volunteering including: children’s activities: Flying Dragon booth; balloon sculpting; children’s area floater; face painting; helium balloons; juggling tent; bale maze; bol racing; bubble station; kite workshop assistant; mystery sandpile and splatter mural.
Other volunteer opportunities include:
• Sales/concession — Volunteers 18 years or older are requested to have Safe Places Training or Police Record Checks (PRC). All new volunteers can complete criminal record and vulnerable sector background checks their first year and then once every three years thereafter.
• Sales — working in concession, merchandise, raffle ticket, Windscape Kite Festival Bucks and riding around on a bike selling ice cream. There is also a greeter who assists at the main stage.
• Assisting the public — field marshall, parking attendant, parking entry greeter, shuttle driver and of course the welcome booth;
• Kite field roles — kite flying instructor, kite flyer assistant and field floater, sponsor kite flyer.
• Festival operations support — happiness host/ hostess green team (promotes environmental awareness and ensures the festival site remains clean); runner/gopher; set-up crew; volunteer check-in/lounge; volunteer support.
Long Day’s Night has opportunities such as food services, door staff, band merchandise sales and liquor tickets sales.
2017 Volunteer Shifts: June 20-22: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Site set-up and preparation; June 22-25: 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Long Day’s Night Music Festival; June 24-25: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Windscape Kite Festival; June 24-25: 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Windscape Kite Festival.
Volunteers are asked to attend an orientation and job specific training session June 21 at 7 p.m. at the festival site. Free pizza will follow the orientation.
Other perks in volunteering are the chance to win exclusive prize packages and a free ticket to the Long Day’s Night Music Festival’s Sunday evening concert.
Volunteers 18 years or older are requested to have Safe Places Training or Police Record Checks (PRC). All new volunteers can complete criminal record and vulnerable sector background checks their first year and then once every three years thereafter.
For more information, contact Verena Marsden at 306-772-0070 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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