Making music and memories in Nazko

The artistic and performing talents of the people of the Nazko Valley were on display Saturday, March 2 during the fourth annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival. A large crowd packed the Nazko Valley Community Centre to look at a variety of visual arts displays, enjoy good food and listen to music during the festival.

Jon Wyminga and his wife Shannon Bell first started the festival as a way to better recognize artists in the community. The event was jointly sponsored by Nazko Valley Community Centre and the Cariboo Presbyterian Church.

Chad Stump performs during the fourth annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival March 2 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. Lindsay Chung photo
From left, Debbie Harrington, Anita Mamela and Lyndsey Rhea from the Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers, backed by Al Zaiser on bass and Jean Jelinas on keyboard, perform during the 4th annual Nazko Music and Arts Festival March 2 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. Lindsay Chung photo
Four-year-old Regan Vandaelle dances to the music at the 4th annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival March 2 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. Lindsay Chung photo
Regan Vandaelle, who is four years old, enjoys herself at the 4th annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival March 2 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. Lindsay Chung photo
Kayden Harris (left) is joined by Chris Vandaelle for a performance of “You Are My Sunshine.”
Lauryn Boyd moves her capo as she gets ready to perform another song during the fourth annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival March 2 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. Lindsay Chung photos
Two-year-old Greyson Laurent claps and calls for one more song during Lauryn Boyd’s performance.
Two-year-old Greyson Laurent cheers for the performers during the fourth annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival March 2 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. Lindsay Chung photo
Jon Wyminga performs during the fourth annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival March 2 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. Wyminga and his wife, Shannon Bell, started the festival as a way to recognize artists in the community. Lindsay Chung photo

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