The day started with Mayor Steve Parish and town councilors officially opening the Pickering Village JAM festival. Mayor Parish along with regional councilor Shaun Collier, Ajax councilors Joanne Dies, Marilyn Crawford,Renrick Ashby were led to the main stage by piper David Black. Piper David Black lead the procession from The Courtyard to the main stage on Old Kingston Road where the Mayor was introduced by DJ Jaymz Bee from JAZZ FM. The Mayor proceeded to thank the Pickering Village Community Events committee for doing such a great job with putting together the JAM Festival event to bring the community together and continuing such a great experience for everyone. After the main stage was opened by the Mayor they moved to the Courtyard to officially open that as well. Led by piper David Black around the perimeter of the courtyard to end up on the main courtyard stage to thank everyone involved with putting together the Pickering Village JAM Festival. The Pickering Village Community Events Committee, Margaret Campbell and Bruce Jenkins, the chair and vice chair, the ones responsible for putting the Village JAM Festival together along with a number of local businesses in the Pickering Village area. There was no shortage of great acts or sunshine during the day. The last minute downpour from mother nature did put a bit of a spoiler to the end of the night but not much you can do about that kind of thing.