Frank Gleeson

Frank Gleeson

Spotlight shines on western art

The Cowboy Christmas Trade/Craft fair will take place in the Gibraltar Room of the Cariboo Memorial Complex Saturday, Nov. 16.

The Cowboy Christmas Trade/Craft fair will take place in the Gibraltar Room of the Cariboo Memorial Complex Saturday, Nov. 16.

The craft fair starts at 10 a.m. and will run to 3 p.m.

There will be a large selection of hand crafted items which include wrought iron works, Christmas ornaments,  unique jewellery, paintings, drawings, photos, wool creations, body care products, leather work, stained glass and a variety of ‘just published’ books by local authors.

There is a Silent Auction that runs all afternoon with a wide variety of items donated by local businesses and an Open Mic where anyone is welcome to get up and entertain.

There is no admission for the day time activities.

There will be something for everyone.  So, come and spend the afternoon browsing through the hand crafted items, chatting with old friends and enjoying the Open Mic performances.

If you haven’t got your tickets from the museum for the evening performance featuring Ed Peekeekoot, Ed Wahl and Frank Gleeson, they will be on sale during the afternoon at the Gibraltar Room.

Concert tickets are $15 each. Williams Lake rancher, Frank Gleeson is the “official poet of Williams Lake.” In March 2010, he was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Gleeson has written five books of poetry and recorded four CDs of his poems and songs.

ED Peekeekoot has recorded four CDs:  In the Key of Cree, Front Porch, Dance Tonight and A Prairie Christmas.

Ed Wahl grew up in a very musical family in Prince Rupert and has two CDs to his credit, Off The Wahl (2009) and Keeping the West Alive (2013), a collection of fine cowboy tunes.