SCUGOG: The Scugog Summer Jam music festival, held in July to celebrate Canada’s 150th, finished with a total deficit to the township of Scugog of $27,428.
The first ever Scugog Summer Jam brought headliners Big Wreck and Aaron Pritchett to Scugog, to perform at the Port Perry fairgrounds.
At a meeting, on Monday, October 16th, Councillors saw a report from the manager of finance, Michelle Pick, which went over the financials from the event.
According to the report, the festival brought in $171,741 in revenue, but the township’s expenditures for the event totaled $199,170.
Councillors had previously seen a report on the music festival, at a meeting on Monday, September 25th. At that meeting, the report stated the event would finish with a $50,098 deficit to the township.
However, at that meeting, Ward 5 Councillor Jennifer Back said, there was “significant funding” that she expected to come through.
Ward 1 Councillor Betty Somerville also noted that the Music Festival Advisory Committee had not yet had their final meeting.
Earlier in the year, council decided to fund costs for the event, up to $275,351.