Duncan Rotary throwing performing arts showcase for arts scholarships

A special night of music and art under the stars at Bird’s Eye Cove Farm will help support local scholarships provided through the Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club.

From 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, participants in this event can enjoy everything from wood-fired pizza to dancing to the West Coast Latin All Stars while browsing the work of local artists. There’s also a live and silent auction and door prizes.

Dr. Gord Levin, a Duncan dentist and Rotarian, conceived of the idea of an evening of the performing arts to raise money for scholarships in the performing arts. "These are awarded each year to deserving Cowichan Valley high school graduates going on to study any of the performing arts. Little did I know, when I hired a young lady to help out in my dental office, that she, Julia Bradshaw, received one of our scholarships five years ago at Francis Kelsey.

"Now she is also a graduate of the McGill University Music School trained in operatic singing," he said.

"She has graciously agreed to perform with some other local musicians at this, our first ever night of music and art under the stars. The ironic full circle aspect of this inspires me to plan for a more comprehensive, full day event next year at which we will recognize and give a venue to watch other musicians, dancers and actors who have benefited from our scholarships."

Attendance at the event is limited to 200 people and at $75 per person tickets will sell fast. Get yours today at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar, Beverly Corners Liquor Store or for cash sales only at Applepress or Ten Old Books.