Comox Valley Folk Society

The Comox Valley Folk Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that was founded in 1995 with the goal of delivering a roots and world music festival each summer in the Comox Valley.

The management of the Festival is based on a Canadian Folk Music Festival model and we work closely with other Festivals across Canada to share talent, organizational strategies, policies and celebration. These festivals include Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Fest, Regina Folk Fest, Edmonton Folk Fest, Vancouver Folk Festival and others.

The Comox Valley Folk Society is committed to an event that welcomes diverse volunteers and performers, strives to operate in an environmentally sustainable way and is financially and legally responsible in the managment of our assets and our event.

Members and Donors

The Comox Valley Folk Society is a charitable organization that welcomes cash contributions to support our efforts in recognizing our volunteers, “greening’ our festival and reducing environmental impact, and enhancing our programming budget.

Contributions can also be earmarked to generally support youth performers, aboriginal performers and other “communities” of performers.

The Board of Directors

The Comox Valley Folk Society is governed by a volunteer board of directors who meet monthly and are elected each year at our AGM.

  • Jay Oddleifson, President
  • Michael Krugel, Secretary
  • Laurie Janzen, Treasurer
  • Don Carlson, Director
  • Gail Embury, Director
  • Bev Weber, Director
  • Frances Yates, Director
  • Paul Vroom, Director
  • Patrick McKenna, Director
  • Jerry Redden, Director