On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20, we had the great opportunity to be in the audience that enjoyed the most fabulous three hours of entertainment at the Chilliwack Alliance Church.
Chartwell Senior Housing hosted an event that showcased the remarkable genius and flair of 10 of Chilliwack’s most compelling entertainers. From the seasoned stage presence of Bert Levesque (My Way), James Knight (That’s Life) , Vic Steffens (One Day at a Time) Tony Hurley (Mr. Bunny) and Rolf Zeller (Wayward Wind) to the innovative rendition of El Condor Pasa by Ken Reeves, the emotionally charged choices of Bob Martin (You don’t have to love me anymore), Roger Johnson (Burning Bridges), Barrie Randle (I Believe) and the electrifying delivery by Alex Reed (Mack the Knife), the entire production was simply terrific.
These men exemplify all that is so vital and wonderful about Chilliwack and its seniors.
The judges, Paula De-Witt Krause, Trevor McDonald and Mayor Sharon Gaetz provided encouraging assessments of each of the performances. Selecting winners from this impressive group was a daunting task.
Sue Attrill emceed the proceedings with aplomb.
Thank you, too, to Patsy Bartholomew and her Patsy Cline tribute.
Also, the beautiful piano selections presented by Christine Millar kept the spirit of the audience buoyant.
Kudos to the new young talent, Cambree Lovesy. You have a beautiful, powerful voice and a promising future in the entertainment industry.
Thank you to everyone who had some part in the administration and implementation of this event. It was truly wonderful.
Frances Appleton and Susan Flye