Celebrate Shuswap Society is dedicated to bringing quality, live entertainment to the Shuswap. Initially, the focus will be to present dance parties featuring some of the best bands in the province.
The Society is managed by a volunteer board with nine directors, three who serve for 3 years, three who serve for 2 years and three that serve for 1 year, so that new directors can be added every year.
Society directors (Back – Rod Schumacher, Patti Thurston, Joanne Vivian and Cole Robillard, Front – Jim Cooperman, Sylvia Lindgren and Kristine Wickner, missing – Kelly Moores and Phaedra Idzan photo by kathi Cooperman
The current directors for the 2022/23 board are: Kelly Moores, Sylvia Lindgren, Kristin Wickner, Jim Cooperman, Patti Thurston, Joanne Vivian, Rod Shumacher, Phaedra Idzan and Cole Robillard.
To help get the Society up and running, Patrons have donated $100 each to help cover the costs of this website and to cover the costs associated with hosting the first dance party.
Patrons to date include: Society directors Kelly Moores, Sylvia Lindgren, Kristin Wickner, Jim Cooperman, Cole Robillard, Joanne Vivian, Rod Schumacher, plus: Don Cavers, Rhys Waters, Yves and Manon Cusson, Kim and Heather Arnold, Catherine Rankin, Brenda Melnychuk, Mary Claire Lord, Warren Bell (x3), Cindy Derkaz, Lois Higgins, Sandy de Boer, Ruth Brighouse, Lyndon Menard, April Bell, Markus Jaeger, Lori Tolerico, Phil McIntyre-Paul, In The Groove Studio, Joyce Leach, Verna Brown, Diana Walker, Kirsten McDowell, Kari Wilkinson, Ian McTavish, Kevin Flynn, Wende Winn, Ken Nielsen, Debby Nielsen, Carol Kergan, Bernie Weare and John Drew.