The photo below represents the end result of a year of planning and work toward the fourth annual Vancouver Island Tribute Festival in Parksville, which was again a big success !  We have Tribute Artists already asking to return next year, and audience members wanting to book hotel rooms already for next year. ! I guess that is a success story !  We are very grateful to all the tribute artists who donated their time and talent to the cause, and the sponsors who kindly supported us with the funds and door prize donations.  Shown in the photo are left to right – Melanie Briggs, Sheryl Briggs, Maureen Booker, Sherry Judson, Tracy Berg from the Nanaimo Branch of The Canadian Cancer Society, Sharon Schienbein, Carol Newman and Richard Goldney .  Next years Festival dates are already booked with The Parksville Community and Conference Centre for May 26, 27, 28 – 2017.  I hope we will see many of you there again, as we bring back some of last years favourite entertainers, and introduce many new ones to our audience in Parksville !
We feel so strongly that this festival not only donates a nice sum to Cancer, but also helps in keeping live music alive and in the public eye, and brings in tourist dollars and an interesting new reputation for our own Community of Parksville. We have people talking about “that music festival in Parksville” which is what we were aiming for !  Before long, we hope it will provide new interest and tourist visits all over our beautiful Island.
Thanks to all.