Lumby Live concert series garners funding

Popular summer concert series plans to return for a second season in 2015, and hopes to secure $2,000 in funding

Lumby Live! is alive.

The popular summer concert series plans to return for a second season in 2015, and hopes to secure $2,000 in funding.

White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory recommended the request be included in its 2015 budget deliberations.

Regional District of North Okanagan stakeholders agreed unanimously.

“It’s really seed money as he (event organizer Randal Ostafichuk, a Village of Lumby councillor) has been building sponsorship and we didn’t want to have to come back every year,” said Lumby director Kevin Acton.

Lumby Live! had a successful first season of outdoor live music in 2014.

There were six evenings of music held over seven weeks as acts performed in downtown Lumby, and the concerts were free to the public.

“From grants, cash donations, donations in kind, facility use agreements and letters of support, Lumby Live! was able to raise more than $2,500 in funding,” said Ostafichuk.

“It’s a cultural event that benefits the community as a whole, encouraging community pride, promoting local artists and utilizes our amazing outdoor amenities.”

Stakeholders also voted unanimously to include $1,000 in the budget to participate in the 2015 Communities in Bloom program.

 

Vernon Morning Star

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