So the powers-that-be have opted for a ‘wider appeal’ by showcasing out-of-towners at Party in the Park.
One of the most appealing things about it was always the fact that local talent would be performing. We see shop local campaigns gathering strength because the funds are recycled in our community. Wouldn’t it seem appropriate to apply that to the arts sector as well?
Let me know which weeks will be featuring Chilliwack musicians because that’s when I’ll be there.
It would be a shame to have to start a boycott campaign on such a popular activity but it’s almost like they’re asking for it.
PS. Perhaps a Party in a different Park (Sardis? Cultus Lake?) on the same evenings featuring only local acts and vendors will get their attention.
(57 year resident), Yarrow, BC