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Posted: July 26, 2023

Emergency fund established for Edgewater resident

Barry Moore is an Edgewater musician and composer who has played piano everywhere around the Columbia Valley for all his life. This photo is from the 1990s when Barry and his musical mentor and friend Wanda Seel played at one of the many concerts he presented at Edgewater Hall.

On Friday, July 21, Barry’s house burned down.

He and his housemates and animals got out safely, but he lost everything – the house, his two grand pianos, an ancient pump organ and many other musical instruments, his huge collection of classical sheet music from the baroque era to more recent times and all his original music scores.

A son of Edgewater pioneers, he also lost many historical files, documenting Edgewater and East Kootenay pioneer times, early maps, photo albums and audio tapes of some of the first settlers around here, his collection of artwork (by mainly local artists), etc.

Barry is currently staying with his dog Little Bear in a local motel on a temporary accommodation arrangement provided by emergency services.

A special account at KSCU under the umbrella of the Steamboat Mountain Music Society has been set up to collect donations to assist Barry.

People who wish to help can make a cash transfer to [email protected] — or they can send a cheque to Steamboat Mtn. Music Society, with Barry Moore’s name on the memo line, to:

Steamboat Mtn. Music Society

Box 247

Edgewater, BC V0A 1E0

The Steamboat Society will deposit their cheque to that special fund and then transfer money to Barry’s personal account.

Steamboat Mountain Music Society

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