News encouraging for 2014 event

Fire and Ice committee adds new members and looks forward to 2014 event in Qualicum Beach

  • Feb. 12, 2013 3:00 p.m.

There may be no Fire and Ice event in Qualicum Beach this year, but things are shaping up well for 2014, says former chair Walter Hoogland.

His comments came in light of the group’s annual general meeting, which saw council members, along with dedicated, long-time regulars rubbing elbows with brand new volunteers.

“The Fire and Ice annual general meeting was well attended with returning and new community members as well as council representation there to show support,” Hoogland said. “The evening’s proceedings were both positive and imaginative, discussing ideas and also determining how to acquire valuable community input to achieve the fire and ice in the upcoming festival planned for May  2014.”

The members unanimously elected Jim Lynch, an active community worker and business owner, as chairperson.

David James, a recent addition to Qualicum Beach and  involved in a number of town activities, was acclaimed as vice chair while Sandy Vogstad came equipped with her computer and was acclaimed as secretary.

Sally Topley, who has been the society’s treasurer for a number of years, volunteered to continue and was eagerly acclaimed.

Several members with experience in coordinating past events volunteered to sit as directors, including Jonathon Michaels, Brenda Boyd and Julie Chambers.

Hoogland, who served as chair for several years, said he was very pleased with the evening’s outcome and is encouraged by the presence of council representative Scott Tanner, as well as Sabrina Krauchi representing the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce and the support expressed by the Qualicum Beach Business Association. Roger Griffiths was thanked for all the work and commitment he put into past festivals. Hoogland will remain on the board as the past chair.          — Submitted by Fire                                                                                                            and Ice

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