Community made festival a success

On behalf of everyone who attended this year’s marvellous Good Will Shakespeare Festival, thank you.

Dear Editor:

As says Sebastian in Act III, scene 2 of Twelfth Night, to the good citizens of Summerland I say:

“I can no other answer make but thanks. And thanks, and ever thanks…”

On behalf of everyone who attended this year’s marvellous Good Will Shakespeare Festival, thank you.

I offer thanks because you opened your homes to us.

You picked us up and dropped us off at all sorts of inconvenient hours.

You made us meals and made us welcome.

You lent us halls and let us into your work spaces.

Hardest for anyone to comprehend, you charged us nothing.

This incomparably valuable event could not have happened without you.

Students are in a very obvious funk today and the root of it is that they all miss Summerland and they are sorely grieved that the event is over for another year.

The interesting shops, the picturesque décor, the manner in which locals greet us — and the way drivers stop for us to cross the street — is all part of the inimitable lure that Summerland has on us.

We are indebted, and though the gift you made to our students will never be repaid to you directly, I hope you can be satisfied with my students’ gratitude and the expectation that your benefaction will somehow and ‘somewhen’ be paid forward.

Whoever said “It takes a village to raise a child” has probably seen Summerland in action.

Thank you all for your investment. Long live the little hamlet that could.

Mike Allen

Vernon Secondary School

Vernon

 

 

Just Posted

Art and music at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Second event of the summer will be held Sunday, Aug. 25

New Penticton/Kelowna transit route ready to roll out

Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna will provide a direct trip to Kelowna from Penticton and Summerland

South Okanagan powwow strikes a chord on the human level for federal minister

Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan was the special guest at powwow

Summerland’s downtown has gone through numerous changes

Main Street has been commercial hub of community for many years

Motorcyclist involved in Westside Road crash

Air ambulance assists while motorists face lengthy delays

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Kamloops RCMP locate and arrest man who fled from police

The 22-year-old male was wanted in relation to a domestic violence investigation

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

Okanagan RCMP superintendent helps with arrest

Vernon Supt. Shawna Baher arrests man for theft; turns out to be suspect in assault and robbery

Kelowna man arrested after allegedly setting blaze near Fire Department

The man was allegedly seen lighting bushes on fire near the Kelowna Fire Department

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Most Read