Special Woodstock ready to take over Providence Farm on Sunday

One of the most inspiring events in the Cowichan Valley’s busy year of entertainment is returning to Providence Farm on Sunday, Aug. 21

One of the most inspiring events in the Cowichan Valley’s busy year of entertainment is returning to Providence Farm on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phil Douglas, Rick Scott, the Smiley Family Band, Montgomery County, violinist Sari Alesh and Bollywood dancer Vera Sagram are among the talented groups and performers lining up to play at Special Woodstock.

This is a day that offers people with special needs and their families the chance to enjoy a music festival experience.

Everything starts with the singing of O Canada, which has been led by the Petri Family since 2000. After that, look for all kinds of acts appearing on the main Islands stage and the Rose Garden stage.

Some of the most special performances involve special needs singers and musicians.

These include the Special Woodstock Jam featuring David Simms, and the Burnside House Singers, so be sure to check out the schedule at specialwoodstock.ca to get the most up-to-date times for their appearances.

There is no charge for admission, but donations are gratefully received, organizers say.

lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com