The District of Sicamous' new stage in use on Canada Day.

Sicamous chamber served well by smaller stage

District and chamber ironing out challenges of new larger stage.

A smaller stage hasn’t kept the shows from going on.

On Monday, Aug. 8, the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Wild Romantics to the Music in the Park concert stage at Beech Park. This will be the fourth act to perform in this chamber-sponsored series. While the performances have been well received, there has been, as of late, some question among the public as to why the District of Sicamous’ recently acquired stage hasn’t been used for the shows.

Sicamous chamber president Neil Millar explains there have been issues with the new, larger portable stage relative to its frequent use, set up and tear down. He says the district is working diligently to resolve the set up/take-down challenges and that a long-term solution is in the works.

“Because of the challenges faced with the new stage, the Chamber was quite happy to use the smaller portable stage for our Music in the Park series and it is perfectly suitable for this purpose,” said Millar in a July 21 email. “The district is going out of its way to assist us in setting up the new stage for our Family Fun Day… We do anticipate that the larger stage will be available and used at the Music in the Park series next summer.”

District of Sicamous Town Manager Evan Parliament said the district is putting together a group of volunteers that will be able to look after the stage.

“They will work with a qualified and certified operator in delivering first-class events for Sicamous and area,” said Parliament, adding the district supports the chamber in a variety of ways, and that the two are

partners in delivering world-class events to Sicamous.

“We are all one community. We assist each other to the best of our abilities. Sometimes we trip and stumble, then we get right back up and march on.”



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