It’s been about a month, and I am still reeling from the great experience of the 2015 IJA Festival. This was another great year, filled with amazing performances, incredible shows, and unforgettable experiences, all set in the breathtakingly beautiful area of Quebec City.
Special thanks go to Veronique Provencher and her festival team for putting together such an amazing event this year.
Noel Yee (Board member), Veronique Provencher (Festival Director), Nathan Wakefield (Board Chair) and Andreanne Lafleur Caouette (Festival Show Director)
IJA 2016 Festival Director, Jim Maxwell
Next year, the IJA will be going to El Paso, Texas. We are pleased to announce that longtime IJA supporter and volunteer Jim Maxwell will be the 2016 Festival Director. He is already hard at work to make next year the best it can be and is very much hitting the ground running.
Regarding next year, we made a major announcement
at the Cascade of Stars show this year that IJA anonymous donor iiWii is funding a daily free brunch for all attendees at the El Paso festival! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg; iiWii is also donating $25,000 to increase the prize money for the 2016 IJA Stage Championships! To make matters even more interesting, while we were preparing for that announcement at the festival, we received word that another anonymous donor known as Unna Med (who generously funded the Awesomeness Fund this year), also wanted to add money to the Championships pot to even it out for Teams, resulting in a total of over $35,000 in Stage Championships prize money for next year’s fest!