DCF was initiated in January 1989 by our founding mother, Jill King, and DCF has continued since then at the same venue, St Johns United Church, which recently received a heritage building designation by the District of North Saanich.
Thank You Supporters of Deep Cove Folk
Deep Cove Folk is in a very favorable financial position as a result of consistent full houses at our monthly concerts and income from the special concert series and guitar raffle organized by Bob DeWolff. One of the topics discussed at our Annual General Meeting was what we might do with surplus funds keeping with our stated intention of being a non-profit organization. Half of the proceeds from the guitar raffle ($457), as in previous years, was donated to the St. John’s Church youth group.
A number of suggestions were discussed and two donations were suggested. The first will be to the Community Arts Council for the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP). CACSP provided a grant to DCF some years ago when we were in a very tenuous financial position and it was felt that it would be appropriate to donate back to CACSP. CACSP has a program supporting music in the schools in SD 63 and $2000 was donated.
The second donation was for $1000 for the music program at the Deep Cove Farm Market – to increase the remuneration for musicians who play at the weekly Saturday market – which at present is only a nominal amount. The presentation of the cheque was made October 9 2015 at our monthly concert by director Farrell Boyce (L) and director / treasurer Brian Schofield (R) to Penny Gibbs of the North Saanich Food for the Future Society that operates the North Saanich Farm Market.