The 2015 Govfest event was a resounding success with 27 bands participating, making it the biggest and best event to date. The Grand Finale Showcase was held at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio and was filled to the 400 person capacity. Attendees were dancing in the isles to the beat of seven outstanding bands. The Got Groove Band was the recipient of the Judges choice award for best band in the OPS, and The Secondments Band was the winner of the People’s Choice award. This was the first attempt at creating a space for contributions beyond musical talent, and we had incredible feedback. Due to the success of the Arts Soiree, this will become a permanent feature in future events. Including the 2015 event, Govfest has raised around $130 000 for our partners Ryan’s Well Foundation and United Way (see here for more information about these charities).  The Govfest committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who participated or attended our events and we hope to see you in the coming years!