Board & Volunteer Committee Members:

Name Board Title / Responsibility
Amanda Chambers Director / Competition
Anne Baxter Director Team Recruitment
Bob Rogers Treasurer / Director Team Services
Chris Higdon President / Director Site
Dion Antle Vice President / Director Site
Emma Eagles Director / Marketing
Jannah McIntyre Director / Pledge
Jillian (Greene) MacNeil Director / Competition
Kim MacLaren Director / Marketing
Meghan Brophy Director / Marketing Merchandise / Concessions
Nikki Parnell Director / Human Resources
Phil Wyman Director / Ceremonies / Entertainment
Roger Swarbrick Advisor
Sandra DeGruchy Director / Pledge
Sherry Cheek Secretary / Director
Shirley Murray Director / Ceremonies / Entertainment
Terry Richardson Director / Sponsorship

Honorary Chair

Joanne Cumminger

Joanne is a lifelong resident of Plymouth, Pictou County and is a graduate from the Aberdeen Hospital Nursing School and St. Francis Xavier Bachelor of Science Nursing Program. Prior to retiring she was a Pictou County Health Authority employee with 44 years in nursing. Joanneā€™s most rewarding job was as a Cancer Patient Navigator assisting cancer clients through a very complex system during a stressful time in their lives. Joanne is the recipient of numerous awards including the Princess Diana Humanitarian Award, YMCA Peace Medal, The Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Award, the Senate 150 Medal and the Canadian Nurse of the Year Award.



Patrons of the festival

Lesley Sobey
Roger Swarbrick
Shirley Murray
Allison Leil
Ann MacLean