Carina Thanabadeepathara
General Manager 

Carina is responsible for fostering the day-to-day operations of the Festival and focuses on strategic project managing and planning. Her strong communication skills, leadership, and relationship building enhances the Festival’s growth and makes things run smoothly. A nice latte always makes her day!

Linda Poole
Founder, Artistic Creative Director
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Linda is a cherry blossom fanatic! She has been growing the Festival for more than 10 years and continues to share her creative and artistic visions through innovative arts and cultural expressions and collaborations. She believes in the power of the blossoms which helps to bring our diverse communities together in celebration. The World according to Linda “needs more cherry blossoms!”

Carol Lai
Project Coordinator

Carol provides executive, project, and development support to the wider team, is responsible for social media communication, and assists in project and event coordination and execution. Her favourite blossom viewing area is Langara/Cambie.

Cherry Intern
Jessica Nguyen

Blossom Blog
Jessica Tremblay

Team Sakura
Douglas Justice
Wendy Cutler
David Tracey
Alex Downie
Lisa Lennie
Anne Eng
Egan Davis

Blossom Reporting
Wendy Cutler, Cherry Scout Co-ordinator
VCBF Cherry Scouts

Haiku Invitational Judges
Chuck Brickley, Terri L. French, Claudia Coutu Radmore

Volunteer Coordinator
Carol Lai

Want to join our cherry team? Click for open positions here: Careers

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