The BC Festival 2019 Newsletter is now online.
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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.
We are offering:
- an early bird draw for the first 50 registrations
- free introductory workshops of all dance forms (except Rounds) to the general public
- vendors’ booths
- farmers’ markets
- wine tours
- houseboat tours.
To promote ‘our’ festival, there’s a display board set for each region: Jean Wood has one for region 9 and I have the other for region 3. The display is intended to ‘travel’ with any regional dancer who attends out-of-town dances, festivals, etc. Please let your members know.
The display has already travelled to the:
- BC Festival 2017 in Cloverdale
- Alberta Caller School in Wetaskiwin
- Peachfest in Penticton
- Alberta Jamboree in Ft. Saskatchewan
- Alberta Convention in Edmonton
- Penticton October Party Night
- Westsyde 60th Anniversary November Party Night
Each travel display kit consists of: 2 display boards (one about the Festival, the other about what to see and do in regions 3 & 9 – see below), brochures, and registration forms.
So, before you go dancing out-of-town, contact Jean email@example.com 250-833-9227 or me to make arrangements to bring the display kit with you.
Please stay informed about ‘our’ festival by visiting our website bcfestival2019.com for registration forms, festival fees, brochure, general information and regular updates.
And, don’t be shy – tell all your dancing friends about ‘our’ festival, whether they live in BC, elsewhere in Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, or Asia.
Thannnnnk you for helping us promote BC Festival 2019.
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
Included in the three days of dancing with panels of callers, cuers, and instructors, there will be workshops offered for various levels in Square, West Coast or Condensed, Round, Clogging, Contra, and Line dancing. In addition, there will be a Trail-In dance on July 10 and a Trail-Out dance on July 14.
The Thompson-Shuswap and Okanagan regions are renowned for their wineries, orchards, lakes, and beaches. Why not make it a holiday as you weave your way through the wonders and beauty of the Thompson-Shuswap and Okanagan Valleys.
Our website, bcfestival2019.com is currently being designed and should be online very soon. Information about where you can dance during your visit and festival updates will be posted as they become available.
The Festival program and general information are outlined in the brochure. By completing the Expression of Interest form, you’re helping us develop dance and workshop programs that you’re sure to enjoy. Festival fees are listed on the Registration form.
Invite your friends and dancers, whether they live in BC, elsewhere in Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, or Asia. They’ll have a great time, meet old friends, make new friends, and create lasting memories for years to come.
Thannnnnk you for helping us promote BC Festival 2019. See you on the floor!
BC Festival 2019
250-462-5217 or 250-833-9227