Whatshan Festival delights again in 2012

The Whatshan Music and Family Festival is back again with another weekend packed with arts and entertainment.

The Whatshan Music and Family Festival is back again, a dozen years strong of family fun for the whole community, with another weekend packed with arts and entertainment.

Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services presents its main fundraiser, the 12th annual Whatshan Music and Family Festival to be held on July 6, 7 and 8 at the Whatshan Lake Retreat.

This three-day music and family festival will inspire artists and audiences alike with a variety of music, art, food and culture from western Canada. Daily planned activities like belly dancing, yoga, bingo, children’s arts and crafts, site tours, ropes course, parkour and Native Drumming will guarantee a smile for everyone.

This year’s festival features performances by Barney Bentall, Valdy, The Kimberlites, The Henry Smalls Band, Darren Johnson, Rough Pearl, Good for Grapes, Jason Thomas, Lisa Marie and  many more.

The festival utilizes the permanent and acoustically magnificent band shell at the retreat to present over 20 popular music acts and a side stage hosts emerging talent and impromptu jams. Off stage has everything you need to experience a summer music festival like no other.

The calm waters of Whatshan Lake are 200 metres away from the stage, perfect for hot summer day swimming, canoeing, fishing and fun. Groomed and rough trails invite you to explore over 104 acres of private land in the Monashee mountain range while listening to the festival music echo through the valleys.

Staged at the Whatshan Lake Retreat in Southeastern B.C., 15 minutes from the Fauqier-Needles  ferry landing, one hour west of Nakusp and two hours southeast from the Okanagan, the festival has established itself as a unique family experience with onsite camping, cabin facilities and RV parking with water and power.

The festival has a maximum capacity of 700, so buy your tickets and book your campsites early.

Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services is the proud recipient of the festival proceeds and appreciates all the support from everyone. See you at the Whatshan Music and Family Festival July 6, 7 and 8, 2012.