Wings Over The Rockies says welcome and farewell

Wings Over The Rockies welcomes new director. The festival is off but the birds are still here.

Submitted by Wings Over The Rockies

Wings Over The Rockies Nature Festival announces a face change. Outgoing festival planner Jami Scheffer is handing over the torch to Barbara Thrasher.

After a dozen years planning the events for the festival, Jami is moving to Bowen Island to take the executive director position for the local arts council. Jami said that her time with the Wings Festival and its board of directors has been an amazing and fulfilling learning experience.

“I now know the difference between a robin and a heron!” she said.

Barbara Thrasher shared her enthusiasm at taking on the planning role.

“I am very excited about joining the Wings team as the festival educates the public on that fine balance between economic prosperity and protecting and sustaining wildlife and habitats.”

Barbara brings great leadership experience. She has received such impressive recognitions as Global TV’s Women of Vision Award and Canadian Woman Entrepreneur: Impact on the Local Economy. She is also a bestselling coauthor of Smart Women. Barbara relocated to Invermere in the autumn of 2019 for kayaking and to explore nature as preventative medicine.

Although Barbara is busy helping with the cancellation of the 2020 Wings Festival, due to Covid-19, she already has ideas for the 2021 Festival.

With that in mind, Wings will be creating a dynamic festival next year (May 10-16, 2021), to connect people to the remarkable nature and culture of the Upper Columbia Valley.

Wings became one of the largest wildlife festivals in Canada, in part, through the ongoing support of our donors. Please support the businesses that are suffering during this pandemic. They have supported Wings Over The Rockies since our founding.

Wings wishes you good health while we weather the virus. While keeping your physical distancing, be sure to take some time to recharge in nature.

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