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Buskerfest Lives Thanks To USWA District 6

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
July 6th, 2012 at 10:04am



buskerfest 1The Sault Buskerfest Committee is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the United Steelworkers District 6. Thanks to the generous support from USW, the 9th annual Sault Ste. Marie Buskerfest will proceed as planned Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12, 2012.

"Words can not express how pleased the Buskerfest Committee is with the new festival partnership with the United Steelworkers," said Donna Hopper, general manager, Sault Buskerfest Committee. "Not only will this partnership prevent postponement of the 9th annual Buskerfest, but it is our hope it will provide fresh ideas, new outlets, and exciting cooperation for both parties."

"The United Steelworker members and retirees of Sault Ste. Marie are pleased and proud to sponsor Buskerfest 2012," said Jack Ostroski, area coordinator, United Steelworkers. "The Steeworkers are committed to providing support for community events and family activities. We encourage everyone to come downtown to enjoy this great event."

With a brand new line up of international professional street performers set to inspire awe in the young and young at heart, Buskerfest 2012 will take over Queen Street between East and Brock Streets for three days of free family fun. This year's performers include The Circus Firemen (Australia), The Pogo Dudes (USA), Gazzo (United Kingdom), Kim Potter (New Zealand), Dream State Circus (United Kingdom and Australia), and Reuben DotDotDot (Australia). A variety of local artists, craftspeople, and vendors round out Buskerfest 2012 into the perfect summer event. A few spots remain and anyone interested in becoming a Buskerfest vendor is encouraged to apply via email to: robmajury@yahoo.com

Detailed Buskerfest information will be added to the official website (www.buskerfest.ca) in the coming weeks. Please check frequently for updates, or visit us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SaultBuskerfest).

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