The vision for the 2020 Funtastic Slo Pitch and Music Festival happening June 27th – June 30th is beginning to take shape.
The Funtastic Society held it’s Annual General Meeting recently at the Village Green Hotel with approximately 35 people in attendance.
The meeting was chaired by President Ryan McGiverin who shared highlights of the 35th annual event. With the installation of an onsite office, a partnership in the purchase of a stage and an agreement with the DND for lease, McGiverin stated “Funtastic had a productive year.” The financials were presented by
Jason Gilbert of Fundamental Consulting which had been prepared by Steve Cousins of Sladen Moore Chartered Accountants, both Funtastic alumni. The finances had enabled the purchase of the assets and the re instatement of the Community Grant.
The board of directors were voted into roles for the upcoming 2019/2020 year. No change in the presidency as Ryan McGiverin returns for a second year as President, along with 1st Vice President Darcy Sochan and 2nd Vice President Jamie Austin. The board is thrilled to have newcomer Umang Patel as treasurer and Corinne Buller takes on the secretary role. Returning to the board are Tim Reardon, Brad Steel, Bryan Quint, Theressa Nakucyj and Greg Wutzke who all welcome Steve Maloney and David
Akbal Mund and Diana Williamson will continue sharing the management positions.
“We are excited to build upon last year’s successes” says McGivern. “With the additions made to Funtastic last year, the event is on par to be more fiscally responsible. Afterall, the end result of the Society is to raise funds in order to give back to the Vernon and area non profit sporting organizations.”
The board and management team will be attending their annual retreat to brainstorm for the upcoming event. Expect to see many of the same components, as well as in staying with the trends and
suggestions, some new ideas being implemented.
The Funtastic Sports Society gives back to the community through sport using the funds raised at its annual event. Since 1984, the Vernon and District Funtastic Sports Society has been working to help make our community a great place to live, learn, work and play. As a result of hosting the annual fundraiser – Funtastic, the Society has been able to contribute more than $1.7 million back to the community.
Registration for the slo pitch tournament is picking up with slots filling up fast. Funtastic is unique in that there are multi tournaments running simultaneously with 5 games tournaments and 4 game tournaments; with all skill levels available.
The live entertainment line up is being compiled and there will be an announcement in the spring.
There will be 3 entertaining evenings with great line ups each night with tickets being available online.
For anyone wanting to be part of the largest economic draw to Vernon on the July long weekend by volunteering, registering a team, or becoming a sponsor at all levels, please contact the Funtastic office at firstname.lastname@example.org