Thank you from HoPX!
September 15, 2013
House of PainT X organizers on stage just before the final break dance battle. September 14, 2013. James Park/House of PainT
It’s been an incredible 10th anniversary! A massive thank you to everyone who participated and celebrated and elevated with us in 2013. Thank you to all the MCs, DJs, graffiti writers bboys/bgirls, and knowledge sharers who brought their skills and talent to the table. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us during the five days and more than 12 events of the festival. Thank you to our many sponsors for supporting urban arts in Ottawa, particularly Heritage Canada, Ontario Arts Council, City of Ottawa, CBC, Broadhead Beer and Bombing Science.
Above all, big ups and respect to you, our community. Thank you for brining your families, your friends, your talent and your good vibes. We wouldn’t be celebrating 10 years without you!
We’re already looking forward to next year!
Sabra Ripley (Founder and Executive Director)
Rob Reid (Festival Coordinator)
Alexandre Mattar (Music Programmer)
Mike Gall (Graffiti Programmer)
Sami Elkout (Graffiti Programmer)
Kenji Toyooka (Graphic Design Coordinator and Visual Arts Programmer)
Caroline Cotter (Logistics and Administration Officer)
Marie-Andree de Seve (People Power Officer)
Melissa Wheeler (Communications Team Lead and Board Secretary)
Veronique Strasbourg (French Communications)
Trevor Wakeford (Seeds Tent Support)
Jamaal Rogers (Poetry Support)
Omar Hopkinson (Visual Arts Support)
Mikey Mikkelsen (Music Consultant)
Simon Xavier (Dance Support)
Lenny Valiquette (Everything Support)
James Park (Photography Coordinator)
Calum Slingerland (Social Media Officer)
Jozef Spitieri (Social Media Officer)
Rhiana and the One World Arts family
Gerald Dragon (DJ and Board Chair)
Deborah Landry (Host and Board Member)
Devin Atherton (Host and Board Member)
Allister Xavier (Finance and Board Member)