The Festival

Our People Marc Chalifoux

Since the festival's creation 28 years ago, many talented and passionate people have worked behind the scenes to delight its visitors. The festival is governed by a non-profit society, with a Board of Directors who is passionate about sport, arts and culture, and spreading winter joy throughout the community.The festival's staff members work all year long to iron out every last detail of the event and collaborate with community organizations to help it grow.

Board of Directors


PRESIDENT
Harm de Groot
VICE-PRESIDENT
Jeff Davis
TREASURER
Tony Loconte
DIRECTOR (EDMONTON WINTER TRIATHLON)
Rodney Al
DIRECTOR (SKATE RACES)
Brian Johnston
DIRECTOR
Rikke Dootjes
DIRECTOR
Tyler Westover
DIRECTOR
Chris Ward
DIRECTOR
Douwe Spriesma
SECRETARY
Russell Gottschalk

Staff


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Erin Di Loreto
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Ritchie Velthuis
SITE MANAGER
Matt L’Hirondelle
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Maria Koulouris
BOOKKEEPER
Shamira da Silva
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Karen Mykietka
SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Karena Dang
STAGE MANAGER
Trent Crosby
FOLK TRAIL STORY & DIRECTOR
Elizabeth Hobbs
LIGHT INSTALLATIONS
Ritchie Velthuis, Brianna
Odland, Bob Fedina
LIGHTING DIRECTOR
Scott Peters
SITE STAFF
Shauna Murphy
Jeremy McConville
Gin May
Cassidy Armstrong
Bruce Chedzoy
Cliff Grant
FIRE CAPTAIN
Jason Wispinski
SNOW AND ICE SCULPTURE
LEAD ARTISTS
Stuart Ballah
Jeremy McConville
Christian Denis
Mark Hill
Ritchie Velthuis
SCHOOL PROGRAM
LEAD SNOW ARTIST
Randall Fraser
INDIGENOUS/MÉTIS WINTER CAMP
COORDINATOR
Melissa Jo Belcourt-Moses
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Marc J. Chalifoux
Photography
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
Joel Higham
Greg deJong
PUBLICISTS
Darka Tarnawsky
Kyle Humeny

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