Youth Arts Scene fundraiser coming to Lake Country

The Summer Arts Scene For Youth (SASFY) celebrates bright, emerging Okanagan stars at a multicultural event at the Creekside Theatre, May 27

  • May. 11, 2012 5:00 p.m.

The Okanagan youth arts scene is ripe with talent, which will be apparent at an event taking place in Lake Country.

The Summer Arts Scene For Youth (SASFY), which holds an annual summer arts school workshop, is celebrating bright emerging Okanagan stars at a multicultural event at the Creekside Theatre, May 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

“The Youth Arts Scene is a mosaic of music, song, dance, original composition, theatre, visual arts, food and ethnic diversity,” said Claudia Kargl, SASFY president and artistic director. “A dazzling lineup of Okanagan stars, award-winning young talent, along with some local professional performers who are SASFY summer arts school workshop presenters, will take to the stage as well as the courtyard.”

Emceed by Robert Fine, who will also perform, Dr. Rick Oliver from the Kelowna school district will be the guest speaker.

Scheduled to perform are Cynthia Leigh Ann, Beamer Wigley, the Bumbershoot Apprenticeship Program, Janel Filipiak, Rachel Scuka, Madison McMillian, Melissa Tao, Gene Hayer, Adam Doucette, Sarafanov Ballet Studio, Kim Kleineberg’s Mount Boucherie Secondary School choir,  Tracey Beckett’s fiddler group from Gorman Elementary School, along with guest fiddlers John McMahon and Shamma Sabir, as well as a select group of fiddlers from Glenmore and Pringle Elementary schools, Richard Knight’s Summer Ice Jazz Quartet and Richard Sawchuk’s Classic Country Band.

A special Something For All Ages silent auction will offer unique creative items including original local artwork, while SASFY young artist ambassadors, including outstanding local aboriginal youth talent, will exhibit their visual art work in the foyer.

Homemade desserts and beverages are included in the ticket price and a special one-day only special SASFY summer arts school registration price will also be available onsite.

“Don’t miss this fun, entertaining and social afternoon for the entire family. All proceeds go to help support the August 13 to 18, 2012 SASFY summer arts school program for youth ages eight to 16,” said Kargl.

Tickets for the event are $15/adult, $10 senior/student and $50 for a family of two adults and up to four children, available at Mosaic Books in Kelowna, the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country, 250-766-9309, or visit