Dear Residents & Friends,
Saturday night we held our last Live at the Summit evening for this year. This last concert was a smash hit, with the trio rocking the house down and putting smiles on every face in the hall.
We had four very successful live performances this year:
- November Poppa Dawg, solo blues guitar; plus blues guitar workshop
- January – Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole; folk, contemporary duo, plus vocal workshop
- March – Ari Neufeld; solo guitarist, percussionist, and songwriter; with guest singer Aidan Mayes
- April – Neville Bowman Trio – piano, bass & drum trio, jazz & classic American songbook hits
The Live at the Summit series entertained over 200 folks at these fun evenings. The setting in our own “back-yard” is wonderful. Hearing professional live entertainment close to home can’t be beat. Instead of a 60 minute drive from a café in Penticton after a show, our neighbours get home safely in 10 minutes. Using the Summit Centre as a meeting place builds our sense of community. Chatting with folks you haven’t met before in a relaxed setting is one of the best ways for us to get to know our neighbours.
Of course events like these don’t just happen. We’d like to thank these people for making this a reality this year:
- Peter & Debra Ceravolo (originators of the idea & key organizers)
- Jim & Brenda Gray
- Teresa & Nick Marty
- Rudy Reimer (who built our stage)
- Debbie Dundas & Gerry Moran
- Ken Wright
- Patti Brazeau
- Patricia & Mark McKenney
Collectively all these folks had a part to play in bringing this entertainment to the Mountain. If I’ve missed someone it is completely my fault – and we thank you as well.
In the coming month or so we intend send you a message asking for your opinion about what you’d like us to focus on next year. Should we ask some of these acts to return? Which ones? What other kinds of music or acts would you like to hear: country, bluegrass, Hits of the 60’s-70’s-80’s etc.; blues, classical ensemble, classical soloist, vocal group, wrap (oh my gosh!), indie, current hits, comedian, magician – what else?
Thanks for your support and participation. See you at next year’s Live at the Summit nights. Let us know your thoughts about how the series went this year and how we can improve in 2017.
And mark your calendars for : Market on the Mountain – Sun. July 3; and 2016 BBQ Picnic & Silent Auction – Sat. July 16.