Roots, a celebration of Canadian Music (August 16-17)

Let’s celebrate Canadian music with Canadian icon Bruce Cockburn headlining Saturday night.  Opening act is Bruce’s fiddle player, Jenny Scheinman. 

brucejuly182003Bruce Cockburn has always been a restless spirit.  Over the course of four decades, the celebrated Canadian artist has travelled to the corners of the earth out of humanitarian concerns-often to trouble spots experiencing events that have led to some of his most memorable songs.  Going up against chaos, even if it involves grave risks, can be necessary to get closer to the truth.

Those songs, along with his humanitarian work, have brought Cockburn a long list of honors, including 13 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and several international awards.
Never content to rest on his laurels, Cockburn keeps looking ahead.  “I’d rather think about what I’m going to do next”, he once said.  “My models for graceful aging are guys like John Lee Hooker and Mississippi John Hurt, who never stopped working until they dropped, as I fully expect to be doing, and just getting better as musicians and as human beings”. 

Saturday August 16
10am-9pm  Village or Mountain Scavenger Hunt, Activity Central
10:30am 
Columbia Guided Hike, Meet at Columbia Store
12pm-2pm Drumming Circle, Water Street Bandstand
1pm-4pm Creation Station: Make Your Own Button (by donation), Village Plaza
1pm-4pm Face Painting with Skooter, Village Plaza
2pm-4pm Live Music with AUSTIN MCCARTHY, Water Street Bandstand
4:30 – 6:30pm Live Music with CAITLIN GALE, Water Street Bandstand
5pm-8pm  Pizza & Plunge!  (ages 4-12) registration required ($), Plunge! Aquatic Centre
7:30pm  FREE Concert: BRUCE COCKBURN with opening act by Fiddler JENNY SCHEINMAN, Village Stage

 

Sunday August 17
10am-9pm  Village or Mountain Scavenger Hunt, Activity Central
10:30am  Columbia Guided Hike, Meet at Columbia Store
11am-12pm Interactive Family Groove Dancing, Village Stage
12pm-4pm Live Music with JAMES CAMERON BAND, Water Street Bandstand
1pm-4pm Creation Station: Make Your Own Button (by donation), Village Plaza
1pm-4pm Face Painting with Skooter, Water Street Bandstand
6pm-8pm  Live Music – BOB CHARTERS, Water Street Bandstand

 

 

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