Even though it was his goodbye party, Central Cariboo Arts Centre administrator Brandon Hoffman was busy working Monday evening in Williams Lake.
He was flipping burgers for guests, introducing the band and ensuring the sound system was perfect.
Hoffman is departing from Williams Lake on Friday, Sept. 28 to live in Vancouver for a few months and then travel in Southeast Asia.
While many people at the party told him they were sad to see him go, Hoffman said he could possibly return to live in the area in the future.
Hoffman returned to his hometown of Williams Lake four years ago and has worked hard developing opportunities for local and visiting musicians.
Hoffman, a musician and producer himself, launched the popular Safety Meeting concert series held at the arts centre, was part of the artistic directorship of Arts on the Fly, helped with sound at Williams Lake Studio Theatre, and last year co-ordinated the Dark Times Festival in March 2018 to make up for the fact Arts on the Fly was cancelled because of the 2017 wildfires.
Hoffman will be missed tremendously.
He’s been a great asset and community booster so we hope he will consider returning in the future.