NIFPA kicks off with concert

The Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay will be the site of a fundraising concert on Feb. 22.

The North Island Festival of Performing Arts (NIFPA) will host a fundraising concert with three performers at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

The event features The East West Duo, Trent Freeman and Shelly Brown, the latter two former NIFPA performers, festival publicist Deidre Knudson said.

The concert is a showcase for the upcoming festival, which draws competitors from across the Island, including from Port Alberni.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $2. Performances will run for about an hour-and-a-half with a brief intermission, during which coffee donated by Mudsharks will be provided.

Freeman and Feely are adjudicators at this year’s festival and Knudson said the opportunity for festival performers to see their adjudicators on the stage is an exciting one.

“It’d be really neat for the performers themselves to actually see their adjudicators get up there and perform and see where they could be in years if they continue with their training and practising,” said Knudson.

A month’s worth of festival competition culminates with a variety showcase on Friday, March 9 and a dance gala on Saturday, March 10 at the Sid Williams Theatre. The showcase is a compendium of pieces.

More information is available on the Sid’s website at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or the festival’s site at www.nifpa.org.

Just Posted

Tyee Club celebrates 80 years in Port Alberni

James Clark wins Fisherman of the Year award

John Horgan promises action after fatal mid-Island bus crash

Premier cites students, local Indigneous community as reason to repair the road

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs rally for the win with five goals in third period

Port Alberni team has won two games in a row at home

Forestry watchdog warned B.C. government about Bamfield Road in 2008

Ombudsman’s specific concerns re-surface in wake of fatal bus crash

Swedish visitors celebrate steam donkey at McLean Mill—without the steam

Volunteers celebrate 90th birthday of mill’s vintage steam donkey

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

B.C. man guilty of first-degree murder in Yukon killing

Edward James Penner, 22, was given the mandatory life sentence for the 2017 slaying of 25-year-old Adam Cormack

Woman stabbed at least five times in Nelson during random attack

Victim is in hospital, suspect is in police custody

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

Most Read