(Edmonton/ Toronto) – Sustainival, the World’s First Green Midway & Carnival, announces new Executive Director – Brent Oliver. Brent comes to Sustainival from a long career in event management, not-for-profit and public organizations and festival production. Previous positions include Event and Director roles with the City of Spruce Grove, Government of Alberta, Alberta Music. Brent also currently produces Edmonton’s Winterruption YEG music festival and is a renowned arts & events consultant.
“I’m very excited to help the organization produce this year’s Sustainival in Edmonton and Fort McMurray and continue the great success of past years as we move towards a return to live events.” says Oliver. “I welcome the challenge of coordinating an environmentally sustainable carnival while executing a world class event.”
Sustainival is more than a fun day at the carnival, it celebrates the power of renewable energy to fuel exhilarating rides, games, delicious carnival food and community connections. The five day event is a unique experiential public education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and the latest innovations in clean-technologies, all while having a blast at the midway.
“With the hiring of Brent Oliver, we believe Sustainival is poised for some long term growth as an event and an organization” says Sustainival founder Joey Hundert. “The board is excited to see how our new ED can build on the past 10 years of Sustainival success.”
Sustainival will again be free to attend with no gate admission. New June 2022 Sustainival dates in Edmonton and Fort McMurray will be announced soon including information on cost for carnival rides, carnival games, food, and beverages.
ABOUT SUSTAINIVAL : Sustainival is the world’s first green carnival. We are an educational non-profit organization with a focus on energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies. Our learning outcomes are delivered through our large-scale public events by means of spectacular games, competitions, pavilions, exhibits, demonstrations, performances, interpreters, and presentations. Since 2011, more than one and a half million festival-goers have experienced the exhilaration of Sustainival, while gaining a hands-on awareness of the potential of clean technologies and renewable energy. For more information, visit us at www.sustainival.com.