New season starting for arts council

Join us for the East Coast Kitchen Party featuring local entertainers including The Bev Hughes Highland Dancers.

Last day to vote for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards

Look for the Chamber of Commerce ad in this week’s Lakes District News, and you can vote for local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our community. Some of the categories include the Community Impact Award, Community Ambassador Award, Paul Sandercott Business of the Year Award, Outstanding Customer Service Award and Customer Service Employee of the Year. The awards ballot is in this week’s Lakes District News, and can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce Office on Hwy. 16, across the CNC, during regular business hours until 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

East Coast Kitchen Party

The first performance in the Lakes District Arts Council’s thirteenth performing arts season, the East Coast Kitchen Party, takes place on Sunday, Sept. 30 starting at 3 p.m. at the Lakes District Secondary School. Join us for the show which will feature local entertainers including Becky Bowerbank’s Pilots of the Bow and The Bev Hughes Highland Dancers. Burns Lake’s family band The Hampsters will entertain, and the show will be topped off by The Tweedsmuir Fiddlers. The featured artist at Sunday afternoon’s performance will be local potter Paula Laurie from the Lakes Artisan Centre. Tap your toes, dare to dance, and join the fiddlin’ kitchen party. Tickets for this performance are now on sale at Process 4 circle arts Gallery, LDFC Printing and Stationery and the Lakes Artisan Centre. Look for posters around town, and for our ads in the Lakes District News.

First Open Mic Coffee House of the season

The Open Mic Coffee House is back for a third season, starting on Oct. 5 at the Lakeside Multiplex. Watch for the Coffee House on the first Friday of every month until spring. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the music goes from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy the performances of local entertainers, as well as refreshments at intermission by donation. Admission is $5 for non-performers (children 12 and under are admitted for $3), and performers are admitted free. Proceeds this year will support the Burns Lake and area Scouts. For more information or to register to perform, call Jim Loeb at 250-692-9874.

LDAC season tickets still on on sale … they are your best buy!

You can still purchase season tickets for LDAC’s thirteenth season at Process 4 circle arts Gallery, LDFC Printing and Stationery and the Lakes Artisan Centre. The LDAC’s thirteenth season will feature seven live performances from the end of September to mid-March next year. The Arts Council has very attractive season ticket prices, including special prices for seniors and for families. We also have a special offer for Southside residents. If you live on the Southside, purchase a membership in the Arts Council for $1 and your season tickets this year are ‘on the house’. For more information, pick up a copy of our brochure at LDAC’s ticket outlets, or at a number of other fine locations around Burns Lake. Look for our ads in the Lakes District News. For more information about the exciting performances planned for the 18/19 season, click on this link: http://lakesdistrictarts.com/current/ or for more information, call John and Sandra Barth at 250-692-3371 or at 778-669-0137. And remember:

Neighbours. Friends. Live entertainment. Share the spark of Live! Together.

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