In the words of master of ceremonies Harry Jennings the Cariboo Festival honours concert Saturday evening was “a celebration of all things that make Williams Lake a great place to live.”
From the tiniest performer reciting a poem about a puppy, to the voices of the Quintet Plus Choir, and magical musical theatre vignettes, the two-hour concert held at Cariboo Bethel Church left the audience wanting more.
The 2016 festival perpetual awards and bursaries were presented as follows:
Lions First Year of Study: Anna Mitchell.
Woodland Jeweller’s Junior Piano: Austin McAllister.
H.J. Martin: Samantha Martin.
Gail Carson Romantic Competition: not awarded.
E.G. Woodland Bursary: Theresa Stirling.
Sommer Ivory Keys: Lauryn Marklinger.
Senior Piano Competition: Theresa Stirling.
Primary Concert Class Award: Eloise Hobi.
Junior A Scholarship: Chance Loos.
Junior B Scholarship: Emily Jurek.
Intermediate Scholarship: not awarded.
Senior Scholarship: not awarded.
Senior Contemporary Gospel: not awarded.
Musical Theatre/Production Junior A Scholarship: Natasha Castro.
Musical Theatre/Production Junior B Scholarship: Anna Mitchell.
Musical Theatre/Production Intermediate Scholarship: Nicole Curbello.
Kiwanis High Point School Choir: Maranatha Grade K-1.
Kiwanis High Point Choir: Quintet Plus.
Kiwanis Choral Directorship: Angela Sommer.
Acorn Encouragement: Carly Moe.
Band and Instrumental
Rotary Best Band: Williams Lake Community Band.
Daybreak Rotary: Lauryn Marklinger.
McDonald Challenge: Mackenzie Magnowski.
Lions Club Instrumental Bursary: Alena Jurek.
Guitar Seller Bursaries: Katie Isaac, Alena Jurek.
Tuba John Encouragement Awards: Lucia Johnston, Olivia Rowse, Elena Nairn, Bethany Nairn.
Old Time Fiddlers Ensemble Bursary: Madison and Mackenzie Magnowski, Maria Bayliff.
Bill Downey Award: Scarlett Johnston.
Orchestra North Scholarships: Katie Isaac, Mackenzie Magnowski.
Adjudicator’s Choice Most Promising Student: Willa-Lyn Redl.
Best Overall in Speech Arts: Paul Noble.
Creativity Award: Angela Osmond, Cadence Halfnights.
Best Overall Secondary Drama: not awarded.
Best Overall Elementary Drama: Horsefly Gr. 4-7.
Best Overall in Elementary Choral Speech: Maranatha Grade K-1.
Best Overall in Public Speaking: Caitlin Khong.
Creative Writing Poetry Award: Selina Farkas.
Creative Writing Speech Award: Caitlin Khong.
High Point School Participation Award: Lake City Secondary School.