He is the unofficial GOODWILL Ambassador for the BC Square & Round Dance Festival 2019, but he seems to have swum away to parts unknown. He was last seen in Saskatchewan and was heading north to the Yukon. If you’ve seen him, please let us know his current whereabouts.

SammyIn case you are not familiar with Sammy, he is a wooden Salmon on a wooden base – carved by local artist Brian Hurstfield from Sorrento. Since January 1997, Sammy has already attended the 38th Australian National Square Dance Convention, in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, Cottonwoods Campsite – Lee Creek, Duncan, Victoria, and Penticton. While in Penticton “Sammy” was presented to a nurse who works at an American military base in Saudi Arabia. (as she traveled the farthest to this dance). From there he has traveled to Minnesota and Hawaii (where an Enderby couple saw him at a dance.) From there he was off to Texas.

Now in 2017 Sammy has decided to come out of retirement and be the unofficial GOODWILL Ambassador for the BC Square & Round Dance Festival 2019

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Hi Everyone!

As you know, region 9 Thompson Shuswap and region 3 Okanagan are co-hosting the BC Festival on July 11-13, 2019 in Salmon Arm.

This is a full festival. Included in the three days of dancing with panels of callers, cuers, and instructors, are workshops in various levels of Square, West Coast or Condensed, Round, Clogging, Contra, and Line dancing. In addition, there is a Trail-In dance on July 10 organized by region 9 and a Trail-Out dance on July 14 organized by region 3.

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Dear Dancing Friends,

The Thompson-Shuswap and Okanagan Square & Round Dance Associations invite all dancers worldwide to come dance with us at the BC Festival on July 11-13, 2019 in Salmon Arm, BC.

The BC Festival is a biennial event sponsored by British Columbia Square & Round Dance Federation and hosted by different regions of the federation. In 2019, two regions will host this event; Region 3 in the Okanagan and Region 9 in the Thompson-Shuswap. These regions encompass clubs from the Kamloops area, through Salmon Arm, and down to Penticton. Please check their websites for more information about these clubs: region3.squaredance.bc.ca and region9.squaredance.bc.ca

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