Music Fest organizers Peter and Chrissie Mackey had always wanted to bring different musicians together. They wanted people to be able to see the talent and different kind of music in the area. After discussing this plan with friends and family, the Music Fest eventually came about. When the question of money came up, everyone agreed that it should be used toward something beneficial. They found it hard to choose just one good cause. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
was the chosen cause, for it includes not just one, but all children's life-threatening diseases. After contacting the foundation, he was told that the money goes directly to a child in the area the money is raised.
The Music Fest has well over 80 volunteers
, doing various jobs before, during and after the event. Any money left over is put in a pot and goes towards additional wishes.