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Posted: March 28, 2020

Wings says welcome and farewell

Thanks for all you’ve done for the valley Jami Scheffer! Stephanie Stevens photo

Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival announces a face change. Outgoing festival planner Jami Scheffer is handing over the torch to Barbara Thrasher.

After a dozen years planning the events for the Festival, Jami is moving to Bowen Island to take the Executive Director position for the local arts council.

She says that her time with the Wings Festival and its Board of Directors has been an amazing and fulfilling learning experience. “I now know the difference between a robin and a heron!”

Barbara Thrasher shared her enthusiasm at taking on the planning role. “I am very excited about joining the Wings team as the festival educates the public on that fine balance between economic prosperity and protecting and sustaining wildlife and habitats.”

Barbara brings great leadership experience. She has received such impressive recognitions as Global TV’s Women of Vision Award and Canadian Woman Entrepreneur: Impact on the Local Economy and is a bestselling coauthor of Smart Women. Barbara relocated to Invermere in the autumn of 2019 for kayaking and to explore nature as preventative medicine.

Although Barbara is busy helping with the cancellation of the 2020 Wings Festival, due to COVID-19, she already has ideas for the 2021 Festival.

Lead image: Jami Scheffer, right, accepted the 2017 Kootenay Game Changer Award for Arts & Culture on behalf of the Columbia Valley Arts Council from presenter Mark Salvador. e-KNOW file photo

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