Bill StuntVote Brian Gladstone To OCFF Board

Greetings. I would appreciate your vote to assist me in becoming an elected member of the OCFF (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) board wfivloreslogo5641.jpgof directors. In addition to the great expertise, experience, and enthusiasm I bring to the position – I offer many new concepts and ideas to the OCFF which are intended to offer our special art form a renewed stability, growth, prosperity, support, and a zillion other good things for everyone connected to the folk scene. I can’t think of a more fundamental and strrategic opportunity for the OCFF to pursue. Thanks in advance for your support.

How to Vote To vote in the advance ballot, you must be a member in good standing of the OCFF. If you are unsure your membership status, please call the OCFF office at 613-560-5997 or toll-free at 1-866-292-6233.  

Download the Ballot  Ballots may be sent by email to:; or by fax to: (613) 560-2001 or by mail to: OCFF, 508-B Gladstone Avenue • Ottawa, ON • K1R 5P1. 

Vote Now – Deadline is Wednesday September 15, 2010

bwhireslogoBrian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for thirty five years in a variety of rolls including singer-songwriter, producer, festival director, presenter, and activist. As a result, he brings good experience and expertise from all sides of the stage. Brian Gladstone is the founder and still active festival director of the OCFF member festival, ‘Winterfolk’ – now going into the ninth year – which has somewhat served as a modern template for emerging off-season festivals. As a semi-retired engineer, Brian now spends his time touring, writing and recording, teaching guitar, and remaining involved in the Canadian roots community.  More information Activism and Acclaim


Why Brian Would Make a Good Director:

(reprinted from OCFF Website) Having worked in private industry for over twenty five years as an engineering director and research team leader, Brian Gladstone has gained high proficiency in all aspects of project management, leadership, effective delegation, work load management, instilling motivation, meeting deadlines, and good ability to work as team member. Brian would very much like to become a member of the OCFF board, is committed to the cause, and would work diligently in any capacity assigned to fulfill their mandate to the bet of his ability. It is likely Peter MacDonald, as well as numerous of his predecessors has a folder full Brian’s emails over the years with suggestions, complaints, and ideas for innovation.

About: Brian Gladstone is the founder and active festival director for Winterfolk, an annual blues and roots festival in Toronto, now a member of the OCFF. (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals). Brian Gladstone is the founder and president for the Association of Artists for a Better World, a registered non profit organization whose mission encourages artists and song writers to get involved in better world themes. We can use our voice to change the world, there is magic in our words. Projects conceived and promoted by Brian Gladstone include Concerts for Earth Day Canada, Folksingers for Peace Concert, Peace Love and Folksongs, Summer in the Square, Benefit Concert for Tsunami victims, Benefit Concert for Victims of Hurricane Katrina, and a Fundraising Concert for The Green Party of Canada.

Brian Gladstone has conceived and produced many CDs with all proceeds donated to Earth Day Canada, New Songs for Peace, UN Foundations, and more!


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