About

The Island Unplugged is a family-friendly music and arts festival taking place in the heart of rural Pelee Island.

Festival Goals:

  • Feature quality entertainment by local, regional, national and internationally known musicians.
  • Provide an exceptional experience for festival goers.
  • Promote family centered activities.
  • Partner with community and regional non profit organizations and businesses.
  • Choose and promote environmentally friendly methods in all aspects of the production of the festival.
  • Deliver quality food services provided by local and regional vendors and organizations.

FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Rod Strickland

Rod Strickland

Festival Committee Chair, Artistic Director, member Pelee Island Heritage Centre Board of Directors.  Rod found the island in 1980’s while working as a deck hand on the Pelee Islander and the Upper Canada for 10 summers seasons. He met his wife (Vera) here on the island and now has a summer home on the east shore (Rollo’s log cabin). In his spare time, Rod teaches Sculpture at the University of Windsor and is thinking about retiring to the island. Rod is the president of the Pelee Island Community Arts, (Art Works) and is the initiator of the Island Unplugged Music Festival.

Kim Gardner

Kim Gardner

Island Community Liaison, Logistics Queen, Pelee Island Heritage Centre. Six years ago, after 4 girls were raised, Kim moved to Pelee permanently with husband Randy who has returned to his island roots. Together they built their home on Sheridan Point and have never looked back!! Kim worked at the Pelee Island Wine Pavilion for the first three years when an opportunity arose to step into retiring Ron Tiessen’s shoes managing the Pelee Island Heritage Centre. On the rare occasion that she is not working, you can find her on their boat that has a difficult time leaving Scudder Marina!

Cath Miller

Cath Miller

Director Marketing, Private & Corporate Sponsorship. Cath was charmed by Pelee Island nearly 20 years ago. After years of day dreaming, Cath & ‎husband Kevin bought a cottage on East Shore Rd. (Rollo’s old store).  Cath is a commuter of land and lake. Her primary residence is in Huntington Woods MI, and she commutes daily to Windsor where she works full time in advertising for Bell Media Radio. When she isn’t stuck in gridlock, Cath can be found hopping the ferry to Pelee. Cath serves as secretary to the board of Pelee Art Works and is a nurturer of The Island Unplugged.

The Island Unplugged is a joint project of:

Pelee Island Community Arts (Art Works)  www.peleeartworks.org

Pelee Island Heritage Centre  www.peleeislandmuseum.ca

Contact Us:
info@theislandunplugged.org

82 East West Rd
Pelee Island, ON, Canada
N0R 1M0