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Posted: June 10, 2015

Area talent will be showcased at Sam Steele Days

Sam Steele Days Central Fairgrounds will proudly feature local artists on both Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21.

The beautiful outdoor downtown Cranbrook venue in Rotary Park will vibrate with the enchanting melodies and gyrations of musicians, singers and dancers plus a musical storyteller and the silly antics of Ronald McDonald!

SSDP6Popular favourites returning to perform for the thousands of attendees will be: The Kimberley Pipe Band joined by Liela Cooper’s Highland Dancers, Trena Spears, Stages School of Dance, The Pickups (from Golden) and The Royal Stewart Highland Dancers.

Newcomers that will experience Cranbrook’s exceptional hospitality are: The Kootenay Dance Academy as well as young singers Cassandra Bell and Amanda Spears.

Although Dean Smith has contributed in previous years as the Music Director/Instructor with the Kootenay Christian Academy Jazz Band, this year he performs original compositions as a storyteller with guitar accompaniment.

On Saturday, June 20, live entertainment from the Community Talent Showcase will begin on Rotary Stage at 11:45 a.m. hosted for the first time by Emily Balfour.

Sam Steele Showcase sponsor, Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. represented by Ilana Pretoruis says, “We’ve always maintained that what’s good for Cranbrook, is good for us. Sam Steele Days gives energy to the beginning of summer, and as sponsors, we look forward to the vibrancy the Community Talent Showcase will bring to the place we all live, work and do business in.”

Performers will deliver an amazing variety show on Sunday, June 21 beginning at 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with host Matt Van Boeyen, (The Drive FM 99.1/102.9 radio).

Nikki Gipman joined the Sam Steele Society in 2014 and is proud to be the director of Sunday in the Park. “I’m excited to be expanding the Sunday festivities and stage show to include an array of local musicians, dancers and performers.” Nikki earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Management and strongly believes in supporting local artists.

“Salvador Ready Mix Concrete is a proud sponsor of the Sam Steele Days festival. Please join us at our second annual Salvador Sunday in the Park Show – it’s a great event for the whole family,” invites General Manager, Lorne Isberg.

CCTStudioExciting improvisational theatre welcomes the public on June 20 at the Studio/Stage Door between 1-4 p.m. with entertainers all in character circa 1890 – 1910.

Miss Melodie’s School for Fine Young Ladies will have some of the past Sam Steele Sweetheart candidates posing as graduates, ushering you in and serving home-made pie and sweet tea while you enjoy the performers of this all acoustic show.

Add that to AM Music’s Open Mic/Jam session across the street from the Studio/Stage Door on 11th Avenue and it can clearly be proclaimed that there has never before been a greater opportunity to enjoy local talent in so many venue’s on one weekend!

More information is available on the Sam Steele Days website

Lead image: Dancers from Stages School of Dance (front row) pose on the Rotary Park Stage with (left to right) Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. representatives Philip Pretoruis (Martech Electrical Project Coordinator), Ilana Pretoruis (Marketing), Krista Gaudet (Office Administration)and Reg Wojnar (Service Coordinator), Salvador Ready Mix Concrete LP General Manager, Lorne Isberg, Sam Steele Society Director, Nikki Gipman and Matt Van Boeyen (The Drive FM).

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