What it took for the Long John Jamboree to stay afloat this year

It wasn't easy, but organizers overcame financial, weather woes to pull it off

It wasn’t easy, but through corporate contributions, a “mad” fundraising dash, public grants and the continued support of community volunteers, board members were able to pull off the 2019 Long John Jamboree that almost wasn’t. “We (the board members) really banded together to get everything done,” Long John Jamboree president Michelle Demeule told Yellowknifer in...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.