November 6, 2020
The SweetWater Music Festival Board of Director recently voted to approve the appointment of a new Director effective on November 6, 2020. The Board welcomes Vivian McCaffrey as a Director-at-Large.
"We are very much looking forward to Vivian joining the SweetWater team bringing with her a background of music appreciation and playing, significant experience in management/administration and enthusiasm to contribute to the future success of SweetWater," says Board Chair Lynda Montgomery.
Recently relocated to the Owen Sound area from Toronto, Vivian , now retired, spent her professional career employed by a teachers’ union focusing on government relations, political action, and political action training. Much of her work involved policy development and issues management.
She was delighted to discover the rich arts scene in Owen Sound and surrounding area. After attending SweetWater for the first time in 2019, she became totally enthralled by the brilliance of the musicians and excellence of the festival program. Vivian grew up in a household where either classical music or jazz played constantly on our stereo system. She studied piano and violin and joined the Ottawa Youth Orchestra during her high school years.
She appreciates that the success of organizations such as SweetWater depends on the blood, sweat and tears of its volunteers and is happy to contribute to the future success and longevity of the org