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BCFESTIVAL 2017 in Region 2 Thurs. to Sat. July 6, 7, 8 2017
By Wendy Krueger, Co-Chair VENUE: Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds
The BCFestival 2017 Committee has grown in the past month. We welcome the help of Blair Wallace, Frank McNeil, Darlene Austin, Brian Penny, and Margaret Stone at this early stage in the planning as we set up our expectations and the routines that will steer us through the preparatory phase. It seems at this point that for every answer we nail down, two or three other questions come to mind.
What is next for YOU, the dancers, callers, and cuers who are anticipating having an exhilarating time at the very next Provincial festival, right here in Region 2? Well, the next thing for you to do, coming up in this month of January 2016, is to complete a registration form for the festival. YES!! Registration opens January 1st, 2016. The registration forms will be available on line at BCFestival2017.squaredance.bc.ca. You can print one right from the website. Forms will also be available at the clubs, as soon as we get them out there.
“Oh, Wendy!” you say. “The festival is 18 months away!” Yes, it is and just think of how quickly the last 18 months of our lives went by!! July 2017 will be here shortly, and all I am asking you to do is plan to attend so our committee can plan the event. The first step FOR YOU in the planning is filling out your registration form and sending it in with your payment to our registrar.
Next, I want you to turn the pages in your five year calendar to July 2017 and block in these dates: the 6th, 7th, and 8th. Write BCFestival 2017 Cloverdale. And then write “I AM REGISTERED” in BIG, BOLD letters.
I want to point out that the registration form is asking for your name and contact information and also for the 3 levels and phases of square dance and round dance that you plan to dance the most at the festival. When we put your top 3 together with everyone else’s top 3, we will be able to plan that satisfying and enjoyable program of dance offerings that will make BCFestival 2017 the highlight of your dancing experience.
So don’t take a wait and see attitude. Don’t try to leave your options open. Putting on this festival is a big commitment involving lots of people and here it is, time for you to put it in writing that you are coming.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas and a white New Year—white with the pages and pages of registration forms piling up in our registrar’s mailbox. Remember the number 417. It will take 416 people dancing beside me in Shannon Hall for my dreams to come true in July 2017. It is a big, big dream. Send in your form and dream big with me.
WE’RE GOING TO ANNOUNCE IN THE VALLEY CIRCLE WHICH CLUB HAS THE MOST PEOPLE WITHIN THE FIRST 50 TO REGISTER!!
Here is the committee roster at this moment. Help is welcome in all areas: the names listed as heads of committees will ask members at large for help with their areas of responsibility. See something you want to help with? Know someone you want to work with? Contact that person by sending an e-mail to our BC Festival 2017 e-mail address — firstname.lastname@example.org (Attention: 'specific committee member'). And when you see these people, thank them for the job they are doing!!
BCFESTIVAL 2017 COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND HEADS OF SUB-COMMITTEES:
Co-Chair — David McVige (FVS&RDA)
Co-Chair — Wendy Krueger (V&DCTA)
Treasurer — Cheryl Plume (V&DCTA)
Secretary — Christine Dahl (AGS)
Registrations — Minnie Basaraba (AGS)
Housing/Accommodations — Betty and George Langtry (FVS&RDA)
Publicity, Advertising, Promotion —Jean and Alex Galbraith (FVS&RDA)
Scheduling — square dance program — Brent Mawdsley (V&DCTA)
Scheduling — Round dancing between tips — Margaret Beatty (V&DCTA)
Scheduling — Round dance program — Anita Adams and Alison Hampton
Website design — Maureen Wilson (SSW)
Decorations and Displays — Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers Décor Team Extraordinaire
Hospitality — Wendy & David with an all-star line-up of other volunteers—send us your names, please
Ceremonies — Dave Hammer
Poster design — Frank McNeil
Souvenir booklet editor — Blair Wallace (Valley Circle)
Advertising sales — David McVige, Margaret Stone
Committee Members at large — Norm and Mary Cox, Kris and Anni Christensen, Al Gibbs and June Fitchett, John Corrigan, Darlene Austin, Brian Penny
Ex Officio Members — Ken & Sally Crisp (BCS&RDF president couple)