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BCFESTIVAL 2017 in Region 2 July 6,7,8, 2017
By Wendy Krueger, Co-Chair
The definition has been embellished somewhat, I admit. The smiley faces depicting happy people and the spirals to symbolize dance give you more of the feeling of dancing at a festival. It is exciting! It is fun! It is joyful!
What is this about a provincial square and round dance festival in 2017? It is three exciting days of dancing with your friends to many different callers and cuers at a venue that can accommodate lots of people. Dancers will come from all over--Who will travel the furthest? We shall see! Callers and cuers will come from all over--Wow, will your favourites be there? Be sure to ask them to come!
The programming will be varied and tailored to the dancing levels of the registered participants. That means YOU register and indicate YOUR dancing levels and desires. The callers and cuers register and indicate their calling and cueing levels. Then the programming geniuses on the committee take all of that information and build the dance program.
By consulting the published schedule when you arrive at the festival, you choose how much you want to dance and to which callers and cuers you wish to dance. Then you go find your friends and see what everybody wants to do. And you make new friends all over the place: in the squares, on the round dance floor, in the lunch line, at a picnic table, sitting out by your RV (or your new friends' RV), at a nearby restaurant, or in your motel.
A committee has formed and is open to your participation. Do you have an interest in themes and decor? The theme will be RODEO. We want to do a really nice job with decor. I know which club has the most outstanding décor and I hope they volunteer. Do you have an interest in hospitality? We will need a roster of people to take turns on site helping things go smoothly. David and I will provide oversight, plus he’d also like to dance and I would like to call—who will help us out?
Dear Reader, I just want you to know I have a personal goal. It is my fervent desire--that is a hot, burning, glowing desire--to see registration of 417 participants for BCFestival 2017. Four hundred seventeen!! Can it be done? Yes!! Let's get excited, let's get involved, let's make it so!!
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.
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-- We Need You to work with Anita Adams and Alison Hampton
Website design— Maureen Wilson (SSW)
Decorations and Displays— We Need You
Hospitality— We Need You
Committee Members at large—Norm and Mary Cox, Kris and Anni Christensen, David Hammer, Al Gibbs and June Fitchett, John Corrigan
Ex Officio Members--Ken & Sally Crisp (BCS&RDF president couple)