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Rise Again: A Hurricane Can't Hold Us Down
$29,118 raised
42% of $70k goal
63 contributors
4 Years running

The 2014 Stan Rogers Folk Festival was cancelled at the last minute, faced with hurricane winds and rain. At the time of the decision, weather experts predicted the hurricane would bring 100kmh winds and torrential rains to Nova Scotia. The staff, board of directors and volunteer leaders made this tough decision in the interest of public safety. A camping based festival simply cannot safely operate in a hurricane or tropical storm. As we pressed the launch button on this campaign on Saturday, July 5th, the storm had made landfall in Nova Scotia and 50,000 homes had lost power. The storm went on to bring rain and 70kmh+ winds to Canso and widespread damage to Nova Scotia, New  Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

This was to be the 18th annual festival. Its a major challenge for the organization to face and manage, but we are committed to working through this and staging the biggest and best festival ever in 2015. There has been an amazing show of support and endorsement for this decision by our ticket buyers, sponsors, funders, artists and dozens of festivals and organizations across the country. Many have asked how they can make donations to help with the cancellation costs. We've created this crowd funding campaign to provide a vehicle for donations to be made. Donations will be used to fund the $70k+ in cancellation costs we are facing. 

The Chedabucto Bay Folk Society, the festival's parent organization, is a N.S. Not for Profit Organization and Federal Charity. Charitable donation receipts can be issued for all donations. Those donating will receive regular updates on funds raised and the use of those funds.

We have also received many offers by groups and organizations to host fundraising events for us. We appreciate each and every effort made to help us through this "storm". In this time of adversity, we have drawn so much support from the caring and supportive calls and messages we have received from so many. Together we will find the silver lining to these dark clouds.

Peace, love and admiration to you all. 
Troy, Board, Staff and all the 700 Stanfest volunteers.

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$100 CAD
Power of Song - Stanfest Compilation
  • 14 claimed
Produced in 2014, this compilation features songs by Stanfest supporters, many inspired by Stan, the festival and Canso. Artists included JP Cormier, Dylan Guthro, Chuck Brodsky, Jim Hanlon, Bruce Guthro, Steve Wright, Carl Bond, Kevin Closs, Ron Doug Parks and Gertie Grant.
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$200 CAD
Friend of the Festival
  • 8 claimed
Many folks have offered to donate their ticket value to the cause. We are valuing this gesture at $150 and have created a "Friend of the Festival" category. Friends will receive benefits such as a "Power of Song" Compilation CD, monthly newsletters with members-only updates and a ticket discount for 2015.
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$500 CAD
Festival Benefactor
  • 5 claimed
For a donation of $500, donors will receive limited-run, hand crafted, copper pendant commemorating the Stan Rogers Folk Festival made by silversmith Tony Campbell of Cornwall, PE. Donors will also receive acknowledgement in the 2015 Stanfest Program booklet, 10,000 copies.
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$1,000 CAD
Festival Sponsor
  • 4 claimed
For a donation of $1000, donors will receive all the perks of a regular Festival Sponsor, acknowledgement in the 2015 festival program, signage acknowledgement, a written thank you letter from the staff and board of directors, 2 festival t-shirts and two backstage passes.
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