The Crisp Festival September 25-26 2021 @ Port Browning Marina, Pender Island/S,DÁYES

We are SUPER excited to announce Pender Island/S,DÁYES inaugural festival, The Crisp! Mark your calendars for Sept 25-26!

The Crisp is a two day festival inspired by the SGI Community Resource Centre Society’s 2020 apple event “Let No Apple Be Wasted.”

Join us for fun, enjoyable happenings aimed at fostering community well-being through music, poetry, spoken word, transformational storytelling circles, supplementing scheduled art activities, apple related activities and instructional workshops to compliment the SGICRC’s mandate on farming sustainability and the promotion of environmental projects.

We encourage all from the Southern Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and the Mainland to join us!

Round robin song/storytelling workshops have been organised on various themes to do with our world today. Please come and listen and there will be time for questions, reflections!

Mainstage performances will be mostly collaborative because, hey we are Penderites and that is what Pender does well! We have a few off island musician and presenter guests to mix it up!

Saturday 11-10pm & Sunday 11-5pm at Port Browning Marina. Bring your own chairs and dress for the weather!! Covid-19 protocols will be in place and respectful distancing encouraged. As Pender is a small community with limited services, we are requiring all guests of The CRISP Festival to wear a face covering when participating in workshops or Makers / craft tables.  We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the Festival site, and request all guests to sanitize before touching merchandise / Festival items. Thank you for your understanding.

This event is being put on with so much goodwill by so many on Pender. We are very conscious of wanting everyone to come so admission is by donation. All donations will go towards paying artists and production. This is a community driven festival organised by volunteers under the umbrella of the SGICRC.

We are now actively recruiting volunteers in particular for set-up, take down, security [ take heart, it will hopefully not be needed! ], monitoring various activities.

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The Crisp Festival is happening on the grounds of Port Browning on Saturday, September 25, 11am – 10pm and Sunday, September 26, 11am – 5pm, 2021. 

  • Admission is free. Donations by cash or credit card will be gratefully accepted. All donations go directly towards producing the festival.
  • Activities happening at The Crisp will be outdoors, so dress for the weather, bring a chair or blanket to sit on, bring your own picnic items or snacks and bring your face coverings if participating at an event / crafting table.
  • Thank you for taking your own garbage home with you!
  • Hand sanitizer will be available around the Festival site and soap/water is available at the Port Browning Marina washrooms.
  • Admittance to the Port Browning pub requires you to have a face covering and your Covid vaccine card, no exceptions.
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • Parking is limited, so plan ahead.
  • All dogs brought into the Crisp Festival grounds must remain leashed.
  • We hope everyone has a fabulous weekend celebrating community wellbeing and all things apple related!

Festival Schedule (subject to change)

The Crisp Finale Song!

TURNING THE TIDE

We’re turning the tide, coming together, sticking through all the stormy weather

The plan is in motion, we move like the ocean, let the waves take us somewhere better

Cause’ I’m done running, I’m done hiding, I’m here with something to say

We’re turning the tide to a new day

So grab us a kayak, paddle around, from the north down to Puget Sound

With the wind as our sail, we’ll dance with the whales,

until we’re Pender Island bound

Then here comes the singer, singing his song, till’ the whole coast is singing along

Like turning a tide

We’re turning the tide, coming together, sticking through all the stormy weather

The plan is in motion, we move like the ocean, let the waves take us somewhere better

Cause’ I’m done running, I’m done hiding, I’m here with something to say

We’re turning the tide to a new day

I’m in love with the islands, in love with the shores,

I don’t think I could love em’ anymore

In love with the people, in love the towns, in love with the sights, I’m in love with the sounds

In love with the feeling, the feeling I get, it’s a feeling I could never forget

Like turning a tide

We’re turning the tide, coming together, sticking through all the stormy weather

The plan is in motion, we move like the ocean, let the waves take us somewhere better

Cause’ I’m done running, I’m done hiding, I’m here with something to say

We’re turning the tide to a new day

It’s gonna get higher

BY LUKE WALLACE

We want to thank all of the people who made this weekend happen!

To the SGICRC Board who okayed this project going ahead after Melody Pender made the pitch! To Allie Watters for recommending this to Mill Bay Marina Group and then for following everything up with due diligence and enthusiasm. To the artists and presenters who went along from the start with this idea, to those particular individuals who were a key to this happening, to those long time islanders who recommended various people, to newcomers for your willingness to contribute your new [our] community, to vendors, non profits for taking part, to our families, to all of you as attendees … thanks!

Ilse Phillips and Jo Beattie

THANK YOU KEY CRISPERS!!

MELODY PENDER, ALLIE WATTERS, CATHIE LEAVINS, JILLIAN SWAN, COLIN HAMILTON, MATHEW DES ROCHES, WILL PHILLIPS, JOJO BEATTIE, LAUREN MANN, GREG BEATTIE, BILL PHILLIPS, BEN BEATTIE, TERRY SHEPHERD, JOY THIERRY LLEWELLYN

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS  …OUR CORE!

DAVE SCANLAN,JENN KAILA, KERRI ROBERTS, EMILY SHANEMAN, SHER DES ROCHES, XANDER, DIANNE AND PETER WILSON, NADYA GETA, MARGOT LANDAHL, ROSE DE SILVA, DIANE LOCKHART, CAREN RENNIE, WENDY GARDNER, CINDY BARRETT, SIGNY FREY, RANDY LOCKHAR, JOYCE NUNAS, GARY AND DAWN BARBER, CHRIS CARRIER, ANNE MULLINS, SHAUN SCHAFFRICK, MONICA PETRIE, PAUL PETRIE, ELIZABETH RAE, WREN WILDE, ANNE CHERNYK [Talisman Books!], LORI DAVENPORT, SIMON FAWKES [Providence 1903], LESLIE FIELD, KAREN GAGNIER, KAROLLE WALL,

THANK YOU TO OUR MUSICIANS!

DANIEL LAPP, OLIVER SWAIN, ADAM DOBRES, DEER AND COYOTE, LUKE WALLACE, DECADES AFTER PARIS, BENEDICT BEATTIE, PEACH AND QUIET, NADYA GETA, DAVE SCANLAN AND HIS JAMMERS, CANDACE ALDRIDGE, VICTORIA FENNELL, TRACY SUMMERS, KATIE COOPER, THE PENDER HIGHLANDERS

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTERS!

KYLE JONES, ADAM AND EMILY OLSEN, HANS TAMMEMAGI, LESLIE MCBAIN, WREN WILDE, ZOE LANDALE, BARBARA STOWE, JOE MONTAGUE, DAN MACISAAC, NIA WILLIAMS, FAYE MORGENSEN, MARYANNE PARE, BEN LITZKE, KAREN PARKER, KATE BRAID, ALMA LIGHTBODY,MARLENE COOKSHAW, MITCH PERRY, KOGLIA MOODLEY, WILLIAM DEVERELL, DAVID SPALDING’S FAMILY, TO ALL THE OTHER WRITERS WHO SHOWED UP!

And .. thanks to those musicians and speakers scheduled for Sunday, darn weather!

YAEL WAND, WHITEBIRD, DANNY GOERTZ, LIZZIE AND GREGGIE, BEN LITZKE, NIA WILLIAMS, FAYE MORGENSEN, MARYANNE PARE, TO LAUREN MANN AND THAIS SANTOS BEATTIE, WE MISSED YOU!

THANK YOU!

Lori Davenport and the Pender Chamber of Commerce, Home Hardware, Dorothy Murdoch, for their donations! Hope Bay Bible Camp for the table loans! Pender Island Arts Society for the tent loans! Jay Raichura of Pender Island Kayaks for the power! Terry Shepherd for reaching out to the various bakery businesses!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!