Entertainment

Lakes District Arts Council is proud to present British Columbia’s folk icon and touring legend Valdy is coming back to Burns Lake.

Lakes District Arts Council (LDAC)  is proud to present British Columbia’s folk icon and touring legend Valdy is coming back to Burns Lake. A master of folk, blues, rock and roots, Valdy is one of Canada’s best-loved performers and has a humorous and engaging stage presence. The show takes place at the First Mennonite Church Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Valdy will perform with the ‘blue-haired priestess of the bassoon,’ Nadina Mackie Jackson, whom Valdy describes as “incomparable.” They weave their musical paths into a tapestry of musical styles ranging from folk to baroque and coloured by a friendship that reaches across the stage and across musical genres.

Joined by jazz pianist Karel Roessingh the trio mixes the Valdy song book, jazz and classical works, including Vivaldi, to delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Tickets are now on sale for this performance at LDFC Printing and Stationery and at Process 4 circle arts Gallery. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and youth. Look for LDAC’s ads in the Lakes District News and for our posters around town. Get your tickets early for this event. The last time Valdy performed in Burns Lake we had a near sell-out.

Season tickets to the 2014/15 LDAC performing arts season, ‘Time for Nine,’ are still on sale at LDFC Printing and Stationery and at Process 4 Gallery. Season tickets are your best buy. You can attend the performances you most want to see for less than $10 a show. And you can give unused tickets to friends, work colleagues or neighbours and help spread the word about the Arts Council and the excitement of live performances.

There are just two weeks to go before the Valdy and Nadina Mackie Jackson show, the first of the 2014/15 season. We hope you’ll get your season tickets in the next couple of weeks and join us for the exciting ‘Time for Nine’ line-up. The coming season includes the return of Ballet Jorgen Canada performing Cinderella, Alberta folk and roots performer John Wort Hannam, Ontario’s rising star Darrelle London and more.

If you have problems getting to one of LDAC’s two ticket outlets in town, send John Barsh an e-mail or phone (250-692-3371) and we’ll make arrangements to get your tickets to you.