On behalf of the members of the High Bar Gang, I would like to express our gratitude to the community for helping us have a successful concert on Bowen Island on Sunday night.Presenting a show in Cates Hill Chapel requires a tremendous amount of effort, and would not have been possible without the expert assistance from Jacqueline Massey and the Bowen Island Arts Council.
We are so lucky to have such a strong and vibrant arts council on the island! Big thanks also to BIAC member Kevin Manning, both for offering to sell tickets at the First Credit Union, and for taking on the onerous task of retrieving, setting up, dismantling and returning the stage. Thanks to Barbara Wiltshire for providing the Forum, affording us a place to talk about such events.
A Gambier Island resident came based on the testimonials she read on the Forum. (Note, there is now a "Bowen Island Events" Facebook page which has the potential of being a huge help in getting the word out about events as well.) And of course, much gratitude to Cates Hill Chapel for making that beautiful space available to the public.
Lastly, it cannot go unsaid that the the Bowen Island Undercurrent has long played a key role in the arts here, providing space for articles about events. This support is invaluable and is so appreciated by those presenting music and art on the island. It takes the support of many in the community to make an evening like Sunday happen, and it is sincerely appreciated by "The Gang." For Barney and me, as Bowen Islanders, it is particularly heartwarming.
Thanks so much!
Shari Ulrich & the High Bar Gang.