Cariboo Gold remembers with swing

The Cariboo Gold Dance Band teams up with noted Canadian trumpet and flugelhorn player.

The Cariboo Gold Dance Band teams up with noted Canadian trumpet and flugelhorn player for An Evening of Remembrance concert and dance at the Gibraltar Room Saturday, Nov. 14 starting at 7:30 p.m.

“The music will follow a Remembrance Day theme and of course, there will be room for dancing,” says Cariboo Gold band member Bill Crook. Swing music will be a big feature of the evening.

Tickets are available from band members, at The Open Book and at the door: $15 for adults: $12 for seniors and children.

Net proceeds will go to the Williams Lake Legion Branch 139, and some legion members will be there to help with the show.

The Cariboo Gold Dance Band is a classic 16 piece Big Band playing swing, jazz, latin, rock, and some country since 1982.

Don Clark, one of Canada’s leading trumpet and flugelhorn players. A player, arranger, and composer on the West Coast since the early 1960s, Clark has been leader of the Donnie Clark Quartet and Quintet and the Don Clark Ragtime Band as well as a member of leading jazz ensembles such as the Bobby Hales Orchestra, the West Coast Jazz Orchestra, and a regular on CBC radio and television.

Louis Riel Day potluck dinner

Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association will be holding their annual Louis Riel day potluck dinner on Saturday, Nov 14 at St. Andrew’s United Church hall. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m.

Cowboy Christmas concert coming up

The annual Cowboy Christmas Craft Fair and Concert for the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is coming up on Nov. 21 at the Gibraltar Room.

The Cowboy Trade and Craft Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an open mic, silent auction, and concession.

Entertainers Iris Witte, Bernadette Ducharme, the Perfect Match and the lakecity’s Cowboy poet Frank Gleeson are lined up for the evening Cowboy Concert which begins at 7 p.m. with a $15 cover charge.

Tickets for the concert are available at the museum in advance or at the door.

Made in the Cariboo Craft Fair

More than 20 vendors are lined up to participate in the Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale coming up at the Tourism Discovery Centre on Saturday, Nov. 21, says event organizer Taylor Williams.

There will be lots of hand made Christmas crafts along with all sorts of other gift ideas from wood crafted items to jewellery, knitted items, books by local authors, baking and more, Williams says.

The TDC gift shop will also be open with specials on coffee drinks and Taylor Made Cakes will also have baked goods for sale that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t Stop Believin’ musical in rehearsal

Don’t Stop Believin’, the 14th annual musical by the Maranatha Players will be on stage at Maranatha Christian School  at 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 5, 10, and 11.

Dec. 12 there will be shows at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are available at The Open Book and Maranatha Christian School: $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children ages 12 and under.

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