Ryga Festival Fundraiser

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Sip, savour, and celebrate with us at the stunning Oak Estates Winery in Summerland, BC, this July. Save the date or better yet, save your seat and purchase tickets now to attend our annual summer fundraiser.

Join us for the event on July 25th, 2024, from 6-8pm at Oak Estates Winery, 20623 McDougald Rd, Summerland.

Tickets are $65 per person.

Your ticket includes a glass of wine, buffet charcuterie (vegan and gluten free options will be available), and entertainment provided by some fabulous artists exploring song and spoken word.

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Opening Night: Wednesday, September 18

Welcome Event

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Anona Kampe sets the tone with a heartfelt traditional welcome, paving the way for a melodic journey by the Shae Ryga trio, featuring George Ryga's grandson. As the evening unfolds, Harold Rhenisch captivates the audience with poignant excerpts from his poem "We are George Ryga," while Emilia Symington-Fedy skillfully guides the event as the emcee. The atmosphere brims with artistic fervor as Frantic and BusStopGirl take the stage, weaving powerful spoken word performances and soul-stirring music inspired by the profound legacy of George Ryga and the messages embedded within his writings.

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Day 1: Thursday, September 19

Emelia Symington-Fedy

Author Reading/Workshop

Location: TBD

Time: 10:00am

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Bringing Home The Salmon

Screening and Q&A With Salmon Warriors

Location: TBD

Time: 2:00pm

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Harold Rhenisch

Book Launch for Salmon Soliloquies

Location: TBD

Time: 4:00pm

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The Ballad of George Boivin

Followed by Community Chat About Aging in The Preforming Arts

Location: TBD

Time: 7:00pm

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Day 2: Friday, September 20

Aging in the Arts

Community Symposium

Location: TBD

10:00am

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Anona Kampe

Storytelling "Coyote"

Location: TBD

3:30pm

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Run, Salmon, Run

A Brown Bag Art Social

Location: TBD

4:00pm

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Kym Gouchie Duo

Performance

Location: TBD

7:00pm

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Day 3: Saturday, September 21

Kym Gouchie

The Stories Behind the Songs Q&A

Location: TBD

10:00 am

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Theatre Trail

10 Minute Play Contest

Location: TBD

1:00pm


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Jake's Gift

Location: Centre Stage, 9518 MAIN, Summerland, BC

7:00pm

2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day.  Join us for this multi-award-winning, one-woman performance of Jake's Gift, the story of a WWII veteran's reluctant return to Normandy to find the grave of his eldest brother. Written by and starring Julia Mackey.  Performance will be followed by a Q&A and the opportunity to share your relevant stories.

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Day 4: Sunday, September 22

Hootenanny

In honour of Dick Clements

Location: TBD

1:00 pm

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