Owner / Organizer; Chatham Ribfest, Leamington Ribfest, Art in the Park Chatham
Beer Garden Manager for RetroFest 2022
Summit Shows Canada started in 2017 following Chris' successful re-birth of Chatham Canada Day (Canada 150) which would later become a part of Festival of Nations.
For almost 18 years Chris has been involved in events in Chatham-Kent, starting as a DJ at the age of 11. After Highschool, Chris started Glassford Productions (Audio and Lighting) and toured with local Ribfests and events to provide stage set ups.
Chris was mentored by London's Family Shows Canada owner Doug Hillier, and in 2019 Chris started Leamington Ribfest and Art in the Park Chatham.
On-Site Vendor Coordinator
Special events have run in Rdohla's blood for years! She has been an integral part of Summit Shows, Pride, RetroFest, and many other events in CK. Rdohla is a hard worker and a strong leader.
When asked what she enjoys about events, Rdohla said "The Vendors for one. So many talented people who are out there showing their stuff. The Food cause event food always seems better, and of course Our team."
This is Carly , our "Festival Mom". If you need a zip-tie, chances are Carly has one! You can usually find Carly helping in the beer garden, tending to entrances and helping to keep things in order.
Carly has been a major part of our events since the beginning and we look forward to her help in 2022.
Ryan has been with Summit for a few years, helping to lend security, changing garbage's, keeping the grounds clean, setting up and tearing down.
Sound and Lighting Technician
Holt is our resident sound technician and lighting technician, and will be in charge of the stages for most of the 2022 events. Holt is also Chris' best friend, and has invested not only money, but time and effort into the events over the years to help build a future for both Summit Shows and Caron Productions.