A Message from the Board of Directors
CGMC 2018 celebrates
20 years of ministry
It is hard to believe that the Canadian Gospel Music Celebration (CGMC) has completed its 19th year. God is good! Over the years we have seen God’s faithfulness manifest in powerful ways as lives have been transformed for the Kingdom through song, celebration, and fellowship. You have been part of this and we are forever grateful!
As a board of directors, we are always seeking God’s direction for our future. Where do we go from here? How do we continue to build on what we know works, yet improve the overall celebration experience? How do we continue to remain financially viable in a world of increasing costs and tightening personal budgets? These questions are important and are worth wrestling through. As many of you are aware, events like the CGMC take place in many U.S. locations. Southern Gospel music is alive and well. Every convention location is working through the same questions as we are. In fact, many of the U.S. locations have made changes to their production to address the sound, lighting, stage, and performers quality. The solution, in almost all of these events, is to switch from an “in the round” production to an “end-stage” production. This alteration dramatically improves sound, light, and media quality. Every seat has a front view of the artists performance. Every audience member has the opportunity to experience the same artist engagement throughout the concert(s).
As your board of directors, we understand that this alteration may cause some concerns. What happens to our seats that we have already selected? These are all valid questions.
We are working to accommodate everyone as best we can. Most permanent seat holders will be able to retain their seats as the new floor plan indicates. If you are happy with the seats you have now, please let us know. However, we understand that a number of seat assignments will have to change. We will do our best to accommodate those who will need to change. The floor plan will give a clear picture of seating possibilities.
*Current permanent seat holders will have until December 31, 2018 to confirm their seats. Seats not renewed after December 31, will be made available to anyone wishing to relocate.
We are asking for your understanding and patience throughout this process. Change is necessary. However, we are extremely excited about the new format, believing that Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration will be improved dramatically. Our production crew has analyzed the new format and believe that greater things are in store for all.
Our highest goal, which is to present the Gospel, will continue to be the main focus of this great ministry. Thank you for your continued support and patronage. We look forward to seeing you in Red Deer next year.
Gord Reimer & Wayne Dyck
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