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Calgary Reggae Festival Society

Mission Statement:

As a Society (Calgary Reggae Festival Society), we are committed to the promotion of local, regional and national awareness of Reggae Music in Canada.


  • To promote cultural awareness and advancement of Reggae Music in Canada.
  • To promote the historical significance and influence of Reggae Music on other music genres.
  • To produce an annual festival showcasing Reggae Music and Culture.
  • To encourage youth involvement in the development of Reggae Music.

The Calgary Reggae Festival Society WINS at the 2010 Reggae Music Achievement Awards for Best Concert Promoter! The award ceremony took place on June 12, 2010 in Toronto. Here we are!



Board of Directors – a short history

In October of 2003, six Calgarians came together with the same vision – to increase the awareness of Reggae Music in Western Canada and to provide an avenue where this music can be heard. The Calgary Reggae Festival Society (CRFS) was formed. CRFS is set on a mission to promote local, regional and national awareness of Reggae Music in Canada.

The six Founding Members had a very strong connection to Reggae music and event planning. The experiences of this group were far reaching – from Reggae music DJ’s, broadcasters, promoters and musicians to experienced event planners. This team endeavoured to educate the general public about the conscious, unifying power of Reggae music.

Founding Members

  • Leo Cripps
  • Ibo
  • Cindy Nield
  • Ludlow Rodney
  • Vincent Vaughan
  • Michael B Wallace