The 59 edition of the annual Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts came to a close with the Gala Honours Concert on March 19.
Lois Koop, President of the Lakes District Festival Association, said the concert was a wonderful climax to the two weeks of festival in Burns Lake.
A total of approximately 320 people performed during the festival, including choirs and school classes. Participants came from Prince George, Smithers, Houston, Telkwa, Quick, Tchesinkut Lake, Francois Lake, Decker Lake, Palling, Rose Lake and Southside.
Koop said every year the objective is to create an environment where performers can further develop their skills and repertoire. “This year, we were pleased to have four very gifted, inspiring adjudicators, one from each discipline – instrumental, vocal, speech arts, piano – who demonstrated ways to improve and develop one’s skills,” she said.
Scholarships were awarded to participants who earned the highest marks from the adjudicators.