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NEWS RELEASE · 22nd April 2012
Gingolx Arts Society
2012 Gingolx Music Festival “Crabfest” in Kincolith, BC will not take place

The Board of Directors of the Gingolx Arts Society regretfully announce today that Gingolx Music Festival “Crabfest” will not take place for 2012.

The success of “Crabfest” is heavily based on receipt of grants and donations. 2011 Crabfest certainly felt the economic recession, which has impacted sales for the past 2 years. We have seen a decline in attendance from festival goer’s for the past 3 years.

Festival Director Michele Stevens states, “The Board of Directors were torn about this decision to cancel 2012 Crabfest. We knew that if we moved forward with this event we could jeopardize future events due to the financial strain it may have on our Society. The best option for us is to move forward in a different direction and re-evaluate our plans for 2013 Crabfest.”

The Gingolx Arts Society is planning on hosting 3 Concerts throughout 2012 in their newly built Community Center.

The Gingolx Arts Society would like to recognize the following companies for their continuous support towards “Crabfest”.

Nisga’a Village of Gingolx

Nisga’a Lisims Government

Royal Bank of Canada



and the many businesses that have sponsored our event throughout 2004 – 2011.

You envisioned our success, infusing your positive drive into our Tourism Initiative from 2004 – 2011. We thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to Tourism in Gingolx.

Also, a heartfelt thanks to our Volunteers that have come forward every year. We look forward to having you amongst us in our planning of the Concerts in the Hall throughout 2012.

Watch for posting of the upcoming Concerts/Events which will include the popular “Gingolx Idol”.

For our First Event, we would like you to mark “June 2nd, 2012” in Gingolx for:

Children’s Festival Featuring:
Bouncy Castles
Carnival Games
And much more

Vendor Applications will be available!

$10,000.00 Bingo
Main: $60.00 9 up (advance)
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.