More to come from Sorrento’s 100th Anniversary celebration

Celebrating Sorrento’s 100th Anniversary, a family festival will be held Sept. 8 and 9 at the Sorrento Blind Bay Community Park.

  • Aug. 25, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Celebrating Sorrento’s 100th Anniversary, a family festival will be held Sept. 8 and 9 at the Sorrento Blind Bay Community Park,

There will be free entertainment, but be sure to bring your own seats, suntan lotion and bug spray.

A Show and Shine  runs on Sept. 8  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., showcasing a collection of cars, trucks, vintage wooden boats, motorcycles and old tractors.

For more information,  contact Helen at

Following the Show and Shine, there will be an outdoor concert featuring Lillix, a pop-rock band from Cranbrook, B.C. This Juno-nominated ensemble has appeared on all major entertainment networks in Canada, the U.S. and Japan. To sample their music, visit The concert will run from 7 to 10 p.m., with food and vendors on-site all day.

On Sept. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m., there will be a pancake breakfast followed by open-air church service. Adult and kids races are to follow, with a day of entertainment. All events are alcohol free.

For more information on the family festival, call Louise at 250-253-5776.



If you haven’t already heard, the South Shuswap is getting a new fine arts studio.  FACES will be offering introductory to advanced lessons in dance, music, voice, drama, musical theatre and visual arts to the community.

Classes will be offered for tots right through to seniors. The newly-built studio, located in the mall, is nearing completion. Classes begin Sept. 10, and registration is currently underway.

Claire Burgoyne is the artistic director for FACES, Fine Arts Community Explorations in the Shuswap, a new studio in the Blind Bay Marketplace Mall, on the lower level next to the former Field’s store.

Burgoyne serves as the studio’s artistic director. During her 16 years as an educator, she has worked with children and youth in both public and private education. She is an experienced artist and program coordinator who has led numerous community art events.

Karen Brown brings to her position as studio administrator a lifelong passion for the arts. She and her husband Tom relocated to Blind Bay just two years ago, after living 40 years on the Coast. Brown’s administrative work experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to bettering youth programming in the communities in which she lives, makes her a natural fit with FACES.

For information on how to register, check out FACES online at, or call Brown at the studio at 250-515-3276. For private or group voice or music, contact or  250-515-3276, or, or  250-517-9528.

FACES will be hosting its official grand opening on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served and registrations for all classes will still be accepted until the first day of classes.

Salmon Arm Observer

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