MFMF Society

MFMF Society

The Mission Folk Music Festival Society is committed to expanding opportunities to highlight and celebrate the music, dance, art, and stories from cultures and communities from across Canada and around the world in respectful, fun, and engaging ways.


The Mission Folk Music Festival is situated within the unceded traditional territory of the Leq’a:mel, Kwantlen, and Matsqui First Nations, among the Stó:lō peoples. Leq’a:mel, meaning ‘the level place where people meet’, is the origin place of the Halq’emeylem language. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.


The Mission Folk Music Festival Society promotes, preserves, and nurtures folk, roots, traditional and emerging music, and its cultural heritage, through the production of the annual Mission Folk Music Festival and other performing arts events and programs in Mission BC and the Pacific Northwest.


To invite the audience to discover new and traditional music forms while experiencing the richness of the musical traditions of many peoples and cultures (locally, nationally, and internationally) in an effort to foster cultural understanding and exchange in a sustainable manner.


Brian Duggan, Vice President

Mitch Freestone-Smith, President

Les Hatklin, Director

Aaron Levy, Treasurer

John Vissers, Secretary

Camia Weaver, Director


Cathy Crawford, Admin and Operations Manager

Michelle Demers Shaevitz, Artistic and Executive Director

Damon Fultz, Production Manager

Merlyn Horton, Volunteer and Outreach Manager

Tori Jewell, Artistic Associate

Gwen Kallio, Media and Publicity

Meaghan Van Dyk, Artist Services Manager

Karen Wootten, Vendor Manager/Site Operations Manager

Business #12854-4509-RR0001.

The Mission Folk Music Festival is produced by the Mission Folk Music Festival Society, a registered charitable arts organization.