Upcoming events in November

Burns Lake Rotary Club radio auction

The Burns Lake Rotary Club’s major annual fundraising event takes place Nov. 15 and 16 at the Heritage Centre across from the College of New Caledonia on Hwy. 16, and on Moose Radio CFLD 760 AM. Don’t miss this fun and exciting community event, maybe find a great bargain, and support the Burns Lake Rotary Club’s important community work.

Mistletoe Mania late night shopping & Christmas parade

The annual Mistletoe Mania late night shopping and the Christmas parade is on Friday, Nov. 24. The parade takes place at 6:15 p.m.Watch for more information coming soon. And in the meantime, the Burns Lake merchants are looking for participants in the parade. To register your float, contact the Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce at 250-692-3773.

Library craft fair at LDSS

The 35th annual Christmas craft fair, sponsored by the Burns Lake Library, takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS). Think about supporting local artists and crafters, and get that special something for your Christmas list – or for yourself. Vendor applications are being accepted by the library. For more information phone Sashka at 250-692-3192 or e-mail sashka@burnslakelibrary.com

Huu Bac Quintet in Burns Lake

The fourth performance of the Lakes District Arts Council’s twelfth season, by the Huu Bac Quintet, takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Mennonite Church, one kilometre east of Burns Lake, just off Hwy. 16.

Huu Bac Quach arrived in Montreal from his native Vietnam at the age of two. He absorbed with great enthusiasm the music of his new homeland. At McGill University, he discovered the dan bau (Vietnamese monochord), tutored by master Pham Duc Tranh. The Huu Bac Quintet now delivers a contemporary dialogue between Asian, North and South American cultures. Huu Bac uses everything in his cultural palette, from the dan bau and Andean flute to jazz guitar, creating a sound that is both familiar and mysterious. Backed by some of the most prominent musicians on the Montreal jazz scene, Huu Bac performs compositions inspired by his travels in Asia, Europe and South America.

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