Congrats

Local reader praises efforts by SkyFest organizers to present first class event

Editor:

Congratulations and thank you to all the Skyfest volunteers and sponsors for such a professional job in staging a spectacular show. As a life-long festivals and events junkie, both as organizer and spectator, I can say without any reservation that Skyfest is right up there with the best.

But when porta-potties and volunteers outnumber paying spectators, it says two things… excellent event organization and less than expected public support. Yes, it was hot, but with an endless string of ice cream, cold drink, food, sunscreen and umbrella vendors and a large sprinkler to cool off under, there was no excuse for many that weren’t away for the long weekend to get off the couch and support Skyfest.

The sound system was awesome and the shade canopy for veterans and seniors a real thoughtful touch of class. The aerobatics and pyrotechnics were world-class!

It wasn’t long ago that my letter appeared on this page praising Sylvia’s Music Fest while pooh-poohing those that stayed away. Ditto for Skyfest. We are so lucky to have volunteers and sponsors that so willingly give of their time, talent and donations to stage these great events.

You’d think more folks would reward their efforts by simply buying a ticket. I truly hope there will be another Skyfest next year, but if there isn’t, the no-shows and the cheapskates that parked their butts on the free side of the fence have nobody but themselves to blame.

Thank you Skyfest volunteers and sponsors for such a memorable show… well done!

Ron Paull

Quesnel

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