Public meeting called to fill Privateer Days positions

NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect a change in meeting date.

By Observer Staff

The Privateer Days Commission will host a public meeting next week following the resignations of its executive director and executive committee members.

The Queens Observer was first to report on the resignations, which have left the future of the annual summer festival in doubt.

Former executive director Brian Fralic, a member of Region of Queens Municipality council, stepped down Dec. 31 and is being followed out the door by all four members of the executive committee. He previously told the Observer that “angry texts,” “hate email” and other sources of stress prompted him to resign.

In a Facebook post today, acting Privateer Days chairwoman Tanya Long announced an “open public meeting” will be held Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The group is looking to fill a number of volunteer positions, including chairperson, vice-chairperson, treasurer and secretary.

“We are extremely lucky to have a festival of this magnitude for our area,” Long wrote in her post. “Let’s keep it going strong!”