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Bands Advancing to Grand Finale and the Knockout Rounds!!

The Battle Stages raged between November 1st to 15th in locations across Ontario. The results of the VOTES are in!!!!! THREE bands were selected to proceed to the Grand Finale on November 29th at the Masonic Temple TEN bands are selected to proceed to the knockout Rounds on November 21st and 22nd At the knockout…
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Band Contest

The Winner of the above competition is the Govfest 2019 band “GRP”

QCC News – GovFest 2020

GOVFEST 2020 A celebration of music, art and employee engagement  Govfest is an annual music and cultural fundraising show organized by public servants. The event started in 2006 with five bands rising to well over 30 musical acts and has become one of the largest fundraisers organized by public servants. Proceeds from the events go to community-based…
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Wine & Art Soirée

GOVFEST 2020 VIRTUAL WINE EVENT! October 27 – November 27We are very happy to announce that the Govfest 2020 Wine Soiree will be a fabulous Virtual Event hosted on our behalf by our amazing Platinum Sponsors, EF Go Ahead Tours! Since the Art and Wine Soiree will be virtual, we are able to extend the…
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Get great art, support a great causes

Govfest brings together hundreds of artists, musicians and volunteers to put on the many events that make up our festival. Our shows feature excellent talent from within the public service staff community and well beyond.  Musical acts range in styles from funk; reggae; klezmer and classic rock. Some performers are just hitting the stage for…
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People at the Art & Wine

Another Successful Art & Wine Soirée

Let the fun begin! Govfest 2019 has officially started with our glamorous opening evening that took place at the Textile Museum of Canada on October 25th. Govfest Wine and Art Soiree was a great success and a sparkling event filled with art, music and fine wine. Our distinguished guests truly enjoyed the evening chatting with…
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Singer Melissa Lauren will be performing at Wine & Art

We are thrilled to announce Melissa Lauren’s special performance in the Wine and Art Soiree on October 25th. Don’t miss out this event.

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Join Govfest at the 2019 United Way Kick-off Event!

On Thursday October 3rd, 2019, please join Govfest, United Way guest speakers and Ontario Public Service staff in celebrating the 2019 OPS United Way Kick-off Event! The event will feature live music by three Govfest bands across two Toronto locations: Government Rock Picnic and Andrew Abballe 777 Bay Street, 12:00 pm—12:45 p.m. & B4UW 315…
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Major John Tory

Toronto’s Mayor John Tory is a Long standing supporter of Govfest!

Read his 2019 endorsement letter here to find out all of the wonderful things he’s saying about the work we do at Govfest. It is my pleasure to once again extend a warm welcome to everyone attending and participating in Govfest 2019. Govfest, now in its 13th years, continues to be among the largest events…
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“Rocking and Rolling for a good cause”

The Cabinet Office has one awesome Flickr! And it features a whole album of Govfest pictures! Check out their 2016 visit to a Govfest Battle Stage. Here is just a little preview of the sentiments they hold about Govfest: Rocking and rolling for a good cause at the GovFest Battle of the Bands in support…
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