Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society President, James Neve, Wins Kootenay Game Changer Award

The third annual Kootenay Game Changers awards ceremony Sept. 22 was the same as the first two.

Aside from being held at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino’s Pavilion, the awards ceremony again shone a deep light of appreciation on a group of East Kootenay volunteers and community support game changers, most going about their business behind the scenes and without fanfare, some for many decades.

It was also once again a deeply inspirational, motivational and moving evening.

The brainchild of Danielle Eaton of Brook Public Relations, Kootenay Game Changers is a regional multi-media effort with e-KNOW, Black Press and B-104 and 102.9/The Drive, along with The Fernie Fix and Go Cranbrook/Go Kimberley.

COMMUNITY, ARTISTS GET BEHIND FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER

https://www.fisherpeakperformingartists.com/peakfest-tshirt-fundraiser/

Unique graphic designs from two local contemporary artists will play a valuable role in raising funds and awareness for the Arts. The eye-catching artwork will be printed on T-shirts and sold during the ‘PEAK’ Music Festival at Rotary Park, a new, open access and age friendly community event. The collaboration with graphic artists is part of an effort by the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society to help develop the area’s arts and culture.

Jason de Rijk, owner of Sidekick Stickers, is sponsoring the cost and printing of the shirts. “The 1st annual 'PEAK' Music Festival is an excellent idea and platform for local artists to be seen and heard. This community is exceptionally creative, and there just aren't enough avenues for that creativity to flow and get the appreciation it deserves” said de Rijk. “Hopefully this will also encourage more budding artists to take a step further with their creations and foster a great support network for them. Art, in all its forms, is an amazing and underappreciated way to express our day to day lives and can sometimes be an awesome way to turn a negative into a positive. This really has the potential to bring our local art community together, bring some individuals out of their shells, and encourage them to thrive. This will definitely be a worthy event and organization to get behind and support!”, he added.

The festival features 10 local performing artists over a period of 17 hours of stage time. The event will wrap up a summer full of live entertainment in Rotary Park that has seen a steady 500-600 people attending on Saturday nights.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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Alexis Shuffler

The “Peak-Symbol” design is the creation of Alexis Shuffler, a multidisciplinary artist, graphic designer, and letterer whose creative style is colourful. Shuffler enjoys all things artistic, from painting to calligraphy. Although raised in Cranbrook BC, she is currently a third year Bachelor of Design student at York University & Sheridan College in Toronto.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the ‘PEAK’ Music Festival, an event that features a choice sample of our city's great talent in the performing arts. I believe it is important to support our local artists, especially since Cranbrook is a community I am proud to be part of,” said Shuffler, who participated in the Sam Steele Sweetheart program in 2014. “It’s an honour that the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society chose my design to promote their awesome event!"

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Mikayla Jones

The “Peak-Head” design is a free hand creation by Mikayla Jones, who says she has found growing up in Cranbrook “truly amazing”.  She’s always enjoyed creative expression and embraced the chance to design a graphic for the ‘PEAK’ Music Festival T-shirts. “This event offers a way to grow community support for the arts and gives opportunities to the younger generation to be involved in something exciting,” said Jones. “I am extremely thankful to be a part of an event that allows Cranbrook to come together.”

Full colour printed T shirts of Jones’ design will be given free to those who volunteer for a limited number of positions during the two-day event Friday August 31st and September 1st. Positions primarily involve extra hands with setup and tear down. Apply online https://www.fisherpeakperformingartists.com/volunteer/ or call Randy Tapp at 250-421-9930. 

The Rise of the 'PEAK' Music Festival

The Rise of the 'PEAK' Music Festival

Cranbrook’s Rotary Park hosts the ‘PEAK’ Music Festival Friday August 31st and Saturday September 1st with ten local bands scheduled to entertain on the outdoor stage. There is NO admission and all ages are welcome. The festival is a dream-come-true for the same volunteer group that organizes the very successful Summer Sounds concert series on Saturday nights, the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society (FPPAS). “This event promises to be a mind-blowing way to wrap up summer in the Kootenays and bring the people of Cranbrook and surrounding districts together,” says James Neve, FPPAS President.

'PEAK' Music Festival - New to Cranbrook

Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society (FPPAS), a local non-profit volunteer organization recently announced their plans to produce a two-day ‘Peak’ Music Festival featuring an exceptional line up of 10 performers, August 31st, 4pm to 10:30pm and September 1st, noon to 10:30pm. Free to the public!

Craft Beer by the Fisher Peak Brewing Company will be for sale on site for Summer Sounds and ‘Peak’ Music Festival to quench your thirst – a very exciting addition to the whole outdoor music experience.

August 31st - MISMATCHED SOCKS . LENNAN DELANEY . DAWSON RUTLEDGE . THE MEHDITATIONS .

September 1st - THE CONFLUENTIALS . SAGE GRASS . SLOW JOE CROW . OAK REPUBLIC . DOGONE BROTHERS . BLACK DIAMOND BAND .

2018 Summer Sounds/Dancing in the Park - July & August

SUMMER SOUNDS, Cranbrook’s concert series in Rotary Park that runs simultaneously with DANCING IN THE PARK, has been confirmed for every Saturday beginning July 7th, 2018 up to and including August 25th, 2018 from 6-10pm. Two bands will perform each night on the Rotary Park Band Stand completely open and free to the public. PRINTABLE SCHEDULE

July 7th - SHEVA , THE CHOICE

July 14th - KEITH LARSEN , EAST WEST CONNECTION

July 21st - CLAYTON & JOELLE , LAS CHA CHAS

July 28th - DAVE PRINN , HOLLY & JOHN QUARTET

August 4th - VELLE , BAND OF BROTHERS

August 11th - LANDON SCHIRA , MILE HIGH CLUB

August 18th - NOTE-ABLE FOLK , MURF & CO

August 25th - TICK MAGNETS , THE USUAL SUSPECTS