Once again, the Enderby & District Arts Council presents this popular annual event. More details will be posted later. Come to downtown Enderby on Saturday July 28th, 9 am – 4pm for an all-day, FREE, family-friendly festival, featuring over 40 artisans booths, an all-day entertainment stage, Lions Pancake Breakfast, other food vendors. The Family Fun Zone will have activities for children, shade tents, a mini-goat petting zoo, Val Hilliker, ventriloquist and puppeteer. There will be a Painted Chair auction on the entertainment stage, with Gail Viens as auctioneer. Local citizens and artists have painted chairs, stools, benches, for this fundraiser for arts organizations in Enderby. On Sunday night, July 29, we present Music by the River in Belvidere Park by the bridge (Enderby Drill Hall as a rain venue) 7 pm featuring Sherman Doucette and Tankful of Blues. This event is also free, with donations accepted at intermission. Bring a chair or blanket.
MusicByTheRiver_PtriodactylThe Enderby & District Arts Council is pleased to present Ptriodactyl, a trio made up of Jake McIntyre-Paul of Salmon Arm on bass, Jessica Heaven and Gavia Lertzman-Lepofsky of Vancouver on vocals and violin. Their music features soulful vocal melodies that are carried along by quiet, spare and edgy instrumentals. With their effervescent synergy, musical interplay, and sense of humour, Ptriodactyl captivates audiences and is not one to miss. Putula Park, Hwy 97A, Mara on Sunday, July 8th, 7 p.m. Rain or shine ( Mara Hall as a rain venue). Free, donations accepted. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by Herman Halvorson, Area F Director.
Music by the River 2018 starts on Sunday, June 17, 7 pm. with “The Keys”, a 5 piece local North Okanagan band. They play every thing from Classic Rock, R&B, Funk, Rock n’ Roll, Motown, Blues, Country Rock, to originals. It’s members have been involved in many bands over the years, playing at intimate venues to large outdoor concerts throughout the Interior of British Columbia. Whether you like to dance, or just sit back and listen, you’ll have a great time with The Keys. Bring a chair or blanket. Free, donations accepted at intermission. Belvidere Park, by the bridge (Drill Hall, rain venue) Sponsored by Johnston Meier Insurance, Enderby.
The Enderby and District Arts Council and Enderby Artists’ Initiative are launching their Painted Chair Project to help fund arts programs and events in Enderby and District by inviting the community to show off its artistic abilities by painting chairs. The donated chairs will be auctioned during the Enderby Arts Festival July 28. Prior to the Festival, chairs will be displayed around town and a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place “People’s Choice “ will be awarded.
Check your basement, garage or attic for an old chair, stool or small bench and get painting!
1. Should be structurally sound and light enough for one person to carry
2. Clean with TSP or similar; Remove any loose paint by sanding
4. Seal with clear varnish
5. Sign your name and date on the underside
Drop off at EDAC office, 617 Cliff Ave, Enderby on any of these dates between 10am and 4pm – Wednesday June 20, Saturday June 23, Wednesday June 27
For the first time ever, we are celebrating Black History month by presenting an afternoon with Sengalese drummer David Thiaw on Sunday Feb 25 from 2-4pm at the Enderby Drill Hall.…see poster. The event is called a “Kassak” – a cultural gathering and exchange of folktales, music, rhythm and dance. Bring your own drum if you have one, drums provided for those who do not. Admission is by donation. Don’t miss this afternoon with a master drummer and master builder of djembe drums! Doors will open at 1:30 pm.
Our next popular Coffee House is on Friday evening, Feb 16th. Doors open 6 pm, performances 7-10 pm. $3 at the door except for performers. Refreshments. Come out and entertain us! All are welcome to perform or to enjoy!
Bring the whole family to the Enderby Arts Festival on Saturday, July 28th to enjoy this Free, family-friendly event, 9am-4pm, in Downtown Enderby. In addition to 40 vendors, all-day entertainment stage, Lions pancake breakfast, Legion burgers, food court, live auction of artist-painted chairs, benches or stools. The Family Fun Zone returns to Belvidere Park (by the bridge) from 9:30am-3:30pm. There will be face painting, bouncy castle, games, crafts, a roving puppeteer /ventriloquist, clowns and a mini-goat petting zoo. The Enderby & District Community Resource Centre is partnering with the Enderby & District Arts Council to organize and run these activities for children. Info: 838-0577. Vendor registration forms will go out at the end of March.
Mark your calendars for our next Enderby Coffee House on Friday, January 19th at the Enderby Drill Hall, Hwy 97A. Signs out on the highway. Doors open at 6 pm. $3 admission except for performers. Refreshments available. Performances 7-10 pm. Hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars for our next Enderby Coffee House on Friday, November 17th at the Enderby Drill Hall, Hwy 97A. Signs out on the highway. Doors open at 6 pm. $3 admission except for performers. Refreshments available. Performances 7-10 pm. Hope to see you there! The October one was well attended.
Master Drummer David Thiaw invites you to a ” Joyful Experience in Rhythm and Movement” on Saturday, November 4. All ages welcome, drums are provided if you do not have your own. Doors open at 12:30 pm, workshop runs 1-3 pm. Enderby Drill Hall, Hwy 97A. No need to pre-register, pay $15 fee on the day. Light refreshments at the break. For more information, call Maureen at 838-7816. Some background information:
David’s first home was in Senegal , the western-most country in Africa. He has memories of growing up in Dakar, with the scent of the Atlantic, the sand of the beaches and the music of the people inspiring him.African and World music have been David’s lifelong passion. Over the years David has been able to travel and play in all continents and many countries.Growing up in a culture that music was part of the every- day, not only started David on the path he walks today but also nurtures his strong belief that the ability to play and sing is a human right shared by all.
“In my home country of Senegal, I became a Master Drummer, it is what I do, in many places and in many forms. It shapes the rest of my life. It is what I love to do ” David Thiaw