The Whimsy Squad

2023 Whimsy Squad

Our Whimsy Mission:

Whimsy is a mindset, a way of seeing the world with wonder and curiosity and expecting the unexpected. Our mission is to create unusual, amusing, visual and playful experiences to spark imagination and connection among festival patrons of all ages. Play, youth engagement and community connections are core values that are at the heart of this mission. 

Our Whimsy Squad Teams:

We have an amazing roster of creative minds that have come together to lead, create and volunteer!  Our teams include:

🟣 Site Decor Before the festival, our Site Decor team will be installing decor and functional experiences with a site-wide Enchanted Gardens theme to create some visual festival vibe. And then of course we have to take it all down too!

🔵 Arts & Crafts – A dynamic Arts + Crafts team hosts a space for people to freely create on their own or engage people with interactive murals, Spin Bike Art or the Paint Catapult.

🟢 Whimsy Rovers – a team that invites festival patrons of all ages to play with roving popup activities like Giant Jenga, camp style games and water balloon play.

🔴 Music Heals – to raise awareness about the healing power of music through the interactive Bandwagon, this team provides opportunities for festival patrons to play and record on a a mobile music recording studio setup

⚫️ Logistics Support – to assist Miss Whimsy (a.k.a Roxy) to coordinate whimsy site logistics

We have a wide range of volunteer ages. Youth volunteers, ages 12-18, are welcome to volunteer on our Whimsy Squad with a parent/guardian who is also an active volunteer. In 2023 we had over a third of our team being youth between the ages of 12-18 years old, and many family units volunteering together. This is a great opportunity for your family to play together while experiencing the joy that volunteering can bring!

You’re Invited!

Come play with us! Start your application here:

Let’s Connect On the Festival Grounds!

To connect with our Whimsy Vibe, keep your eyes peeled for roving surprises and the following scheduled Whimsy Features:

THU 6-8PM – Downtown Kick Off Concert – Arts & Crafts Pop Up

SAT 11:15AM – Mindful Movement with Gratitude Yoga – Barn Stage

SAT 10:00PM Glow Parade – meet at Whimsy Zone

SUN 11:15AM – Mindful Movement with Gratitude Yoga – Barn Stage

SUN 8:00PM – Kinshira Entertainment Pop Up Show – Barn Stage

 

Our Collaborators

Thank you to the following performers, local businesses and individuals that are a part of collaborating with us:

Runaway Moon Theatre Arts Society, Performers

Kinshira Entertainment, Performers

Shuswap Tourism Chill Zone

Gratitude Hot Yoga + Wellness

Music Heals

Cate Currie, Artist

Plulk’w Place

Meikle Studios

Downtown Salmon Arm Kickoff Concert

Acorn Music

Salmon Arm Community Music School