The community of Mayo has been undergoing a search and rescue operation for one of our dear community members, Vernon Ball. After much discussion about if we should post-pone the Arts Festival, the decision was made tonight to hold the Mayo Arts Festival.
Vernon’s family would like to see the Arts Festival go ahead as planned.
We are therefore going to dedicate 2013 Mayo Arts Festival to the “Search For Vernon” and the Festival will begin with a prayer and a ceremony of uplifting gospel songs and drumming in honour of the ongoing search. People will be encouraged to take part of their day to help with search based out of Na Cho Nyak Dun Government House.