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Georgian Bay Folk Society

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 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm April 1st to September 30th. 9am-3pm January 1st to March 31. The Office is closed for the month of December.  We are located at the Nortown Plaza in Owen Sound, Ontario.    1101 – 2nd Avenue East, Suite#201

Please feel free to contact the office at any time by email at or by calling (519) 371-2995.



Board Members

Bill Marshall (2)

Bill Marshall – GBFS Vice President

Bill has been an active volunteer and supporter of Summerfok since 1977, having enjoyed many different positions at the festival and on the GBFS Board of Directors .  Over the years, he has also sat on the Board of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now the FMO) and Folk Alliance.  Bill continues to volunteer at 3 FMO festivals each summer. Looking forward, he hopes his vast experience and dedication will aid Summerfolk well into the future

Angela O

Angela Oniszeczko – GBFS Secretary

Kate Baker

Leslie Bochna

Natasha Cordick

Brian Dunham

As one of the original Summerfolk volunteers, Brian has been a festival volunteer for over 39 years and a crew chief for 30+ years of that time.  Brian’s experience and human resources knowledge as a retired Owen Sound Police Officer makes him an excellent choice as Co-Chair of the Membership/Volunteer Committee and a level head in the boardroom.

Steve Kenny

Steve Kenny

Steve Kenny joined the GBFS Board in 2016. He comes to the table with one hand on the pulse of the music industry and the other waving a friendly hello. Steve is a working musician, tour manager, and teacher who has helped bring local music to small and large stages for over a decade. You’ll either find him chairing the Connections Committee or meeting and mingling with folks at shows across the region.

Kimberley Love 2

Kimberley Love

Kimberley Love is a new addition to the GBFS Board in 2017, but has been attending Summerfolk since 1980: before the iconic Kelso Beach amphitheatre was constructed. She’s had the opportunity to watch the festival change and grow over the past 35 years and is enthusiastic about joining the Society as it looks to the festival’s future.

Kimberley is a communications consultant, working primarily in the financial services sector, and has an extensive and varied background in marketing, public relations and promotion. Born and raised in Grey County, Kimberley is a mother of four and, with her husband Glen Drummond, is the current owner of the Butchart Estate in downtown Owen Sound.

Nick Lovell

Kelly Mullen

Kelly Mullen

Kelly has been a part of the festival for many years.  He has performed at the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival beginning in the late 1970’s through into the early 90’s as the backhalf of the duo “Michael O’Kelly and Kelly Mullen”.

Kelly is happy to be reacquainted with the Georgian Bay Folk Society/Summerfolk and looks forward to contributing to its continued success.

Derek Sparnaay

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