Georgian Bay Folk Society
The Folk Society office is currently open by appointment only
Longtime supporter of Summerfolk, in a former life Deb co chaired the Children’s Area of Summerfolk for 10 years- introducing the craft and activity elements to the children’s area that have become a tradition for families!
Former long time city councillor and mayor of Owen Sound-Deb believes in doing her part to build up communities.
Deb is happy to be working with such a great group of folks as President of GBFS.
Xander is new to the Board of Directors of the Georgian Bay Folk Society, but has been a lifelong
supporter and attendee at Summerfolk, with several years as a volunteer. Xander is an avid supporter of
the arts, and actively participates in local Little Theatre productions.
Erin is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Breakthrough Academy (BTA),
one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. In her role, Erin connects her love of community with her
background in brand growth. She spends her time connecting great people with incredible brands across
Since 2002, Erin has worked in the world of entrepreneurial development. She grew her career through the ranks of the College Pro
franchise system; starting her first business while studying Biochemistry at McMaster University and quickly learning that she preferred
leadership to lab work. Erin has since lead regional, provincial and national teams with a particular focus on high-performance culture
and brand growth.
Erin lives along the Bruce Peninsula in Owen Sound, Ontario with her husband Dylan and their two young children. Outside of work, she
loves to be on the trails; hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. She’s a sucker for a good theme party and is
passionate about her town and traditions, Summerfolk among one of them.
I have lived in Grey County for most of my adult life with my wife and 3 children. Summerfolk and the rich Owen Sound music scene were a large part of our life here particularly for my children. I am happy to give back to the Society lending my financial expertise gained as a professional accountant.
Ian is a long time Summerfolkie. While he hasn’t been to all of them, he figures he’s missed far fewer than he’s attended in his 30+ years living in and around Owen Sound. You may know Ian best from on-air appearances at one of Bayshore Broadcasting’s radio stations in the area. When he’s not talking for a living, you may find him our for a run or a hike around the beautiful area that Summerfolk calls home, or cooking up a storm at home with his wife Amy.
Adam Ferri is the owner & operator of “Big Bay Sound” (audio &
video music production studio) located in Georgian Bluffs.
He has a long history of experience within the Canadian music industry.
Kimberley has a background in music business and event management. Over the years, she has aimed to immerse herself in live music. She has held a variety of different positions with organizations such as CARAS, Ticketmaster, and Vans Warped Tour. Most recently, Kimberley has travelled to Yellowknife as part of the production team for the Folk on the Rocks festival. Kimberley has been a volunteer with Summerfolk for a number of years, on the Hotel Hospitality crew, and is excited to start this new adventure as a board member.
Natasha was born and raised in Owen Sound, where she returned to teach high school science. She has
been a longtime supporter of local culture and arts, and patron of Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival.
Natasha enjoys music (playing and listening), painting, sports, nature, and learning.
The Georgian Bay Folk Society is a cultural organization, run by volunteers, that presents, promotes and encourages folk music and other folk arts in the community at large.
The GBFS Board of Directors are volunteer members and work very hard throughout the year to bring outstanding musical performances and experiences, educational performance and art workshops, and tremendous opportunities to collaborate with others to the area.
The Folk Society office is open by appointment only until the end of the current lockdown. Be well, stay safe.
We are located at 776 – 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario.
Please feel free to contact the office at any time by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (519) 371-2995.