A key priority for Carter over the coming year is to reinforce the national reputation of Mariposa Folk Foundation through its storied summer festival and archives housed at the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University. Carter also intends to continue building on the special relationship Mariposa Folk Festival enjoys with its host community of Orillia.
“Mariposa is a major national event with audience members and stakeholders from across Ontario, Canada and the United States. We’re lucky that such an important festival is staged in our community” stated Carter, a life-long resident of Orillia.
Mariposa Folk Festival has been produced at Orillia’s Tudhope Park since 2000, after several moves to alternative sites and communities in Ontario during its first four decades. This includes stints in Toronto, Barrie, Coburg and Bracebridge.
Mariposa Folk Foundation also welcomed a new board member, and welcomed back a former board member, at its annual general meeting held on Sunday, February 24th, 2013. The 2013-14 board is:
Pam Carter, President (Orillia)
Greg McCaughey, First Vice President (Kitchener)
Michael Slan, Vice President (Toronto)
Ian Brown, Treasurer (Orillia)
Ken Rovinelli, Secretary (Oakville)
Mike Hill, Artistic (Orillia)
Herman van den Berg (Barrie)
Aaron Howes (Guelph)
Larry LeBlanc (Toronto)
Monique Jaiko-Marchildon (Barrie)
Ross McIntyre (Orillia)
Joshua Morgan (Orillia)