WILLPOWER presents the ‘Gratitude Festival.’
A single day of music and festivities ‘for the local community, by the local community.’
We (Will Morris & Will Chapman – aka WILLPOWER) came up with an idea to produce an event here in our own backyards for people to gather, dance, and experience a variety of things offered by their neighbours.
After 2 years of division, isolation, and uncertainty, we felt it was important for us to reconnect as a community, and celebrate all the things we have in our lives to be grateful for.
Originally we planned to host our event in Crawford Bay Park, however, after three weeks of emails and a formal application, the parks board was unwilling to rent it to us. We have found another home at the Sunny Woods Garden Centre (Green Bubble Gardens) 15964 HWY 3a, Crawford Bay, BC V0B 1E0.
We’ll be having an assortment of local musicians playing all day long – both acoustic & electric, covering many genres. There are already people interested in presenting breath-work, yoga, Qi Gong, and other assorted workshops, etc. throughout the day.
WILLPOWER has partnered with the South Kootenay Lake ArtConnect, (who operate and host events at the Harrison Memorial Church) in order to broaden the scope of our event. With their assistance, we’ve received some much-appreciated financial support from the RDCK (to cover hard costs), and have also applied to the Columbia Basin Trust. None of the performers are being paid for their talent, and because of all these factors, the event is FREE to attend.
Would you like to get involved?
As long as your intention is to offer something without expectation, compensation or a desire for profit, we are open to hearing what you feel you’d like to contribute to enrich our event.
NOTE: This is not an opportunity for involving people who wish to engage in commerce or ‘business’.
If you live right here on the Eased Shore (between Boswell to Riondel) and feel you have something to offer, we’re all ears.
Just email us: email@example.com
The date is Saturday, July 23! We hope you’ll come out and celebrate with us, at the Gratitude Festival.
We thank RDCK and Columbia Power for their generous financial assistance.