A Message from the Chairman, June 2016

Our annual festival is just one month away!

Just a reminder that advance registration closes on June 30th. Don’t miss out on the chance to see the stage championships with: a record of over $35,000 total prize money on the line; the new and improved gauntlet obstacle course; free brunch all week; plus all the usual activities that make an IJA festival so great.

The festival could never happen without lots of volunteer efforts. We are blessed to have numerous officials, event coordinators, workshop leaders and other volunteers that help contribute to bringing the festival to fruition each year. It’s always gratifying to see and experience the event for a full week after more than a year of planning.

Of course, our festival would not exist without YOU — our members and festival attendees. Whether you are a hobbyist, a professional, a competitor, or a complete beginner, there is always something for you at an IJA festival. Regardless of what your style of manipulation is, it’s always great to come together, meet one another, learn, experience and celebrate what unites us.

I hope to see you there.

Full festival info, including online registration, is available at: www.juggle.org/festival.

Juggle on,
Nathan Wakefield
IJA Chairman

Nathan Wakefield

Nathan is a juggler from Southeast Michigan. He first learned to juggle in college, and has written for the website Streetjuggling.com. He previously served as Chairman of the IJA and also held various officer positions. When he is not frantically trying to learn new manipulation skills, he enjoys producing music, acting, and watching horror films.

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