Cherryville Vaudeville

The Canadian Only team attended “a dazzling display of heterogeneous splendour designed to educate, edify, amaze and uplift” – at Cherryville’s Vaudeville show on October 19, 2013 in British Columbia. The photo above is a very entertaining tongue-twisting song sung by Kale acting as King Karacticus with his harem, nose powderer and witches.

Angel Thistle performed a beautiful rendition of the Canadian folk song, “The Log Driver’s Waltz“, which I remember as a Canadian vignette played on television circa 1979 (see the original video).

Angel Thistle singing "The Log Driver's Waltz"

Gary Toma performed on various handmade instruments he used, while Master of Ceremonies, Brad, grew a moustache magically, hair-by-hair, throughout the event.

Gary Toma playing handmade instrument while Master of Ceremonies, Brad, looks on

Barb Crebo sang and read poetry from a cat’s point of view.

Barb Crebo

Many others entertained in hilarious and talented ways. Volunteers cooked up and served a pasta feast, with ingredients donated by local businesses. Valuable door prizes and stunning auction items were donated by artists. We were successful on three items we bid on: a framed picture of an Okanagan scene by Ernest Laviolette, a glass sunflower charm bracelet made by Helen Kovacs, and a piece of Raku pottery created by Jen Moore.

For me, the most memorable performance was Doug Becker’s “Little Ms Piggytails” shadow dancing, which had the audience in hysterics!

Someone had left a pretty mask on our table, so I posed for a photo, too. (You can see some of the auction items in the background on the right-hand side.)

Annie Zed

An awesome time was had by all. It’s great when a small community pulls together like this and comes out to support their neighbours and the arts. To find out more about the Cherryville Artisans Association, visit our article about the Cherryville Artisans Shop.