The 19th Annual 7-7 Gospel Jamboree happened last weekend at Cochin Lake in the Chilcotin.
Hosts Charlie and Ruth Travers had a stage full of entertainers Saturday, Aug. 9, singing songs, playing instruments and reciting poems.
Crystal Taylor, one of Canada’s foremost female gospel songwriters, performed many of her songs, supported by her husband, Herb, who operated the electronic sound system.
The couple from Red Deer, Alberta, take their Crystal Clear Ministries around North America.
McLeese Lake musicians, Luke, Stephen and Paul Noble were unsurpassed, however.
Luke played bass and piano, Stephen guitar and ukulele, and Paul played fiddle, while all three sang touching vocals.
Many of Ruth and Charlie’s family performed including daughters Charlene Travers and Carolyn Knobel, granddaughter Lana Birchwater, and great-grandchildren Caleb, Acacia and Xavier Birchwater.
Other performers included Paul Lowry from Anahim Lake, and Christine Peters from Tatla Lake.