Applications open for park concert series

The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society issues a call for performers for Canada Day and summer performances in the park.

The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society announced Friday that Beth Holden will be the events co-ordinator for Performances in the Park concerts and Canada Day celebrations this summer.

Holden is also exhibition co-ordinator for the Station House Gallery.

The CCACS directors and co-ordinator Leah Selk, along with the Performances in the Park oversight committee members chair Debra McNie, Melissa Newberry and Karen Tschierschwitz welcome performers, the community, and tourists to the exciting upcoming events in Boitanio Park.

The Canada Day Celebrations July 1 will start at 2 p.m. and will include entertainment for the entire family with cake, story-telling, interactive games, theatre sports, face painting, and balloons.

The first Performances in the Park and Children/Youth Performances in the Park opening night will also be held in the evening of July 1 and continue every Thursday evening from July 5 to Aug. 16.

The Children and Youth Performances in the Park will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. These performances will be by children and youth in the central Cariboo and/or performers geared to entertain children and youth.

Performances in the Park will follow at 7 p.m. Historically these performances have been by local and/or professional provincial singers and musicians. This year the talent pool is being opened to dancing, theatre, magic, storytelling and much more.

Holden is seeking applications from performers who wish to participate in the Canada Day and Performances in the Park and Children/Youth Performances in the Park.

The deadline for park performance applications is April 27 at 5 p.m.

The deadline for Canada Day performance applications is May 11 at 5 p.m.

All performers who wish to submit an application can do so by e-mailing Holden at performances.wl@gmail.com or by visiting http://www.centralcaribooarts.com/events/performances-in-the-park-2012.html for an application form.

The CCACS is looking for a wide variety of performers and entertainment all family members can enjoy.