On Thursday ( Sept 19, 2013) I had the opportunity to attend a volunteer training for the Rock the River 2013 event! Rock the River is a Christian Rock concert/ Festival that started last year! (http://rocktheriverottawa.com/) Last year it was an outdoor event, and this year it will be held at the MET. This coming Saturday (Sept 28th 2013) I will be volunteering at Rock the River in selling merchandise. This will be a unique opportunity to experience how a festival is "behind the scenes" and hopefully will bring in interesting insights!
In terms of accessibility, there is no 'A Crew' - unlike the Folk Fest - but there will be an interpretator for the Children's program for the hearing impaired. I asked them about their accessibility initiative, and found out that they plan to accomodate accessibility needs if they were notified about it before hand. This would be interesting as there are expected to be many visitors within the church!
Nevertheless, this would be a very exciting opportunity to serve and gain insights!
Tonight I will be attending the Ottawa International Animation Festival! This would also be an indoor event, and compared to the outdoor event of Folk Fest, it would be interesting to see how accomodating an indoor festival would be!