It's Your Festival

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of It's Your Festival, Presented by Tim Horton's, in Partnership with the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council.

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Beer Garden

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Servers/Managers 10 6/28/2019 7/2/2019

Canada Day Baby Contest

Assist with registration, Judging, clean up of contest, other clean up duties around the park afterwards

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Canada day Baby Contest 1 7/1/2019 7/1/2019

ECO Team & Waste Management

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Area sort station 1 6 6/29/2019 7/1/2019
Area Sort Station 2 9 6/29/2019 7/1/2019
Area Sort Station 3 6 6/29/2019 7/1/2019
Area Sort Station 4 6 6/29/2019 7/1/2019
Gage Park Clean Up Crew 9 6/29/2019 7/1/2019

Festival Ambassadors

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Welcome Center 6 6/29/2019 7/1/2019

Parade of Cultures and Canada Day cake reception

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Canada Day Cake Reception 1 7/1/2019 7/1/2019
Parade Marshalls 1 7/1/2019 7/1/2019

Parking Team

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Parking Attendents 9 6/29/2019 7/1/2019


All photographers please email Anita Levesque at, for an interview and to view your portfolio


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Photographer 9 6/29/2019 7/1/2019

Stage Assistants

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Stage 1 (Bandshell) 7 6/29/2019 7/2/2019
stage 2 (Community Stage) 6 6/29/2019 7/1/2019
Stage 3 (Children's Stage) 6 6/29/2019 7/1/2019
Stage 4 - (New Music Expo) 0 6/29/2019 7/1/2019

Survey and Impact Team

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Survey & Impact Team 8 6/17/2019 6/24/2019

Tear Down Crew

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Tear down crew 2 7/1/2019 7/2/2019

Vendor Coordinaor

It's Your Festival requires a Vendor Coordinator, we need the following Vendors:

  • Commercial Groups
  • Community Groups
  • Health and Wellness Groups

If you can Fill this spot please Email a Resume to

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Vendor Coordinator 9 6/17/2019 6/23/2019

Volunteer Coorindator Assistant

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Control Center Assistant 9 6/29/2019 7/1/2019

Mission Statement

Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council was founded in 1969. We are a Hamilton-based non-profit organization committed to the nurturing and promotion of ethnic awareness, and diverse cultural heritage throughout Canada.

Our Objectives:

  • To co-ordinate the efforts of all ethnic organizations and interested individuals in developing Canada‚Äôs Folk Arts and Heritage.
  • To preserve the Folk Arts heritage and traditions of the people of Canada.
  • To educate and outreach students as well as the general public by implementing various cultural, folk arts, and heritage programs.
  • To benefit the community at large by organizing special cultural events, educational workshops and seminars, as well as exhibitions.
  • To foster the creative expression of folk arts.
  • To provide the opportunity for an exchange among the various cultures; thereby promoting knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures.