Aaron Nelson (from left), Will Llewellyn and Steve Forten of Yesterfield, a newly-formed band in Williams Lake, perform at Performances in the Park on Thursday, July 11. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

New Performances in the Park organizer needed for 2020

Are you interested in taking over this popular community event?

The call has been put out for a new organizer to take over the popular Performances in the Park concert series by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.

The executive director of the CCACS, Leah Selk, said her organization has been managing the event since 2012 and for the last six years have been “blessed” to have Angela Sommer organize everything for them. Sommer, however, is moving on from the event after the 2019 lineup, leaving a spot open for the 2020 season and beyond.

“(Sommer)’s amped up the event for us in many ways, she makes it a more well-rounded event than just the performances. She brings in food vendors, art in the park that’s run by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake, she’s really engaging with our sponsors, it’s just become a really well-rounded, sought after community event that locals and tourists alike can celebrate,” Selk said.

Performances in the Park is a weekly concert series that takes place in Boitanio Park, usually every Thursday evening from July to mid-August. Each night consists of two different acts, usually music, and sees a large turnout whatever the weather.

Read More: Lively lineup slated for 2019 Performances in the Park

Currently, Selk said they are seeking expressions of interest from a group, an organization, a business or an individual who are based within the Williams Lake area or are within Cariboo Regional District Area’s D, E or F, who would be interested in taking over the organization of this event.

Selk said they’re also looking for ideas on how to carry on Sommer’s legacy and amp the event up even more than it has been thus far.

Whoever ends up taking on the mantle of organizer for Performances in the Park, Selk said, will be responsible for securing sponsorships, selecting artists, drawing up a budget and be available each night to personally manage the event.

A template budget and other information will be provided to the future organizer by the CCACS, who will also assist with the paperwork side of things.

“We’re sort of envisioning someone, or a group, who has the energy to take it on and the enthusiasm to carry it forward beyond what Angela has brought to us. Angela has done such a fantastic job, so it will be some big shoes to fill,” Selk said.

To express interest for this position, Selk said applicants can email her at info@centralcaribooarts.com or phone her 778-412-9044 for any questions.

The deadline for applying is August 2, so Selk encourages people to apply sooner rather then later.

Read More: WATCH: Performances in the Park 2019 kicks off whatever the weather


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

International students get history lesson at Little Red Schoolhouse

The Little Red Schoolhouse at 150 Mile House hosted six students from Matsuyama, Japan

Cycling club excited to open new beginner trail on Fox Mountain

Dubbed ‘Fox Fire,’ the trail parallels Fox Mountain Road from Mason Road to Ross Road

Watch: Blackberry Wood keeps the show going despite the rain

While a turn in the weather ended the night, the lakecity was still treated with excellent music

FOREST INK: Forest tenure changes are occurring throughout the world

Jim Hilton discusses why who or what owns the world’s forests matters to the industry

61st Annual 4-H Show and Sale wraps up for another year

Hundreds of youth showcased and sold animals they raised themselves

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Most Read