Perhaps motivated by a desire to change the sedentary lives that many British Columbians lead, the provincial government has issued a Proclamation of Square and Round Dance Awareness Week, September 15 to 21. It was welcomed by the non-profit Kamloops Square Dancers square and round dance club. Continue reading
When you’ve already travelled to 108 Mile House to square and round dance, Kamloops couple Merv & Sandy Meyer figured they’d just head farther up the road to another dance—in Alaska. After dancing up a storm at the 57th South Cariboo Jamboree, they drove their pickup and canopy along the scenic highways into a wildlife menagerie.
Encountering black bear, moose, elk, caribou, many buffalo, whitetail and mule deer, Sandy Meyer said “at one point, only steps away from our truck, was a grizzly bear munching on the grass”. Their main goal was to reach the Alaska State Square & Round Dance Continue reading
Dancers from Kamloops quick-stepped north to 108 Mile House on Father’s Day Weekend to find campers of all descriptions, from a basic canvas tent to RV’s including top-of-the-line motorhomes. It was an assembly for a just-for-fun square and round dance weekend named the 57th South Cariboo Jamboree. Notable is the fact that the party encompassed five dance events over three days. Continue reading
Lavishly dressed dancers, some wearing brilliantly-coloured beads, carnival masks and party hats, gathered together recently for a weekend of square and round dancing. Kamloops dancers Merv & Sandy Meyer and John & Elsie Rempel were sure to attend — even though it was in Chilliwack. Continue reading
There were grass-skirted men performing traditional native dances, flower-crowned ladies beating out Polynesian rhythms with sticks, tropical foods featuring fresh fruits and visual surroundings that tricked the eye into believing this was Polynesia. In actual fact, it was a square and round dance weekend not to be missed by Merv and Sandy Meyer of Kamloops. Continue reading