On Sunday, July 1st, friends of Danny Berhie Kidane reported to security at Dauphin's Countryfest that Danny had not been seen or heard from since 3:00 p.m, Saturday, June 30th.
Onsite security of Dauphin's Countryfest along with RCMP, Dauphin Fire Department, Search and Rescue Manitoba, Office of the Fire Commissioner and Parks Canada executed an exhaustive search of the festival site. The search was then expanded to include the surrounding area. RCMP have confirmed that the body of Danny Kidane was located a distance from the festival site around 5:00 p.m. yesterday.
The Directors and staff of Dauphin's Countryfest are deeply saddened to learn that Danny has passed. We extend our condolences to Danny's family and friends and we ask that the family's privacy be respected during this difficult time.
Dauphin's Countryfest Inc. will not ne making any further statements on this tragic event until the RCMP have concluded their investigation.
Dauphin's Countryfest is proud to support the volunteers and board members fundraising for the MCREARY SWWIMMING POOL. They earned approximately $400 at Countryfest 2017 volunteering at the Main Gates. Their earning will be directed to the McCreary Swimming Pool.
Dauphin's Countryfest is proud to support the WINNIPEGOSIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Volunteers worked at the Fisher Showers during Countryfest 2017 and earned $1500, which will be directed to costs associated with the Medd House and Winnipegosis Museums.
Dauphin's Countryfest is proud to supprt the Dauphin Zirka Senior Dance Club, who earned approx. $6000 at Countryfest 2017 volunteering at the Upper Showers and Ice Sales as well as Beverage Sales.
Their earnings will fund costuming and workshops.
Dauphin's Countryfest is proud to support Canada's premier classic rock festival ROCKIN THE FIELDS OF MINNEDOSA.
Festival volunteers ran the Beach and Sports Bar at Countryfest 2017 and earned approximately $2500, which will be directed to their festival's site and maintenance costs.
RFM takes place August 3 - 5, 2018 ~ Tickets are available here.