Albertans now have a one-stop shop to discover the province’s multitude of festivals and share them with friends, thanks to a new online and mobile guide developed within the Duncan McNeill Centre for Innovation at NAIT by one of Canada’s new media companies, Seekers Media, which is the producer behind SnowSeekers.
“Everybody knows about the Calgary Stampede and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival,” said Rick MacDonnell, manager of communications with FestivalSeekers. “But there are so many smaller, out-of-the-way festivals and events happening that people should be taking notice of as well. From the Falher Honey Festival to the Battle of the Rockies to the Taber Corn Fest, there are dozens of cultural experiences to be had.”
Launched over the weekend, with festival season just around the bend, FestivalSeekers.com is an all-encompassing tool. Through articles, smartphone apps, videos, photos, social media communities, coupons and community involvement, FestivalSeekers offers Albertans a new way to experience the festival season while also learning about lesser known community celebrations.
“Whether it's for diehard locals, vacationing families, or festival-goers from across the globe, FestivalSeekers highlights all the amazing festival opportunities Western Canada,” said Jim Barr, President of FestivalSeekers. “FestivalSeekers provides as much fresh information as possible on a continual basis, either from ourselves or from the festival organizers themselves, so those who decide to come play in our backyard have everything they need to select the festivals that best suit their needs and their own sense of adventure.”