On Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m., the All Nations Variety Show hits the Comox Valley at the Florence Filberg Centre in the upper Conference Hall.
The event is hosted by the Evergreen Club and features an array of talent overseen by Danette Bell, the host and organizer of the annual July 1 variety show at the Sid Williams Theatre.
The show is organized by Doris Weislein, freeman of the City of Courtenay, and is a fundraiser for the Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Florence Filberg Centre office (250-338-1000) or at the door. Weislein is also a source for tickets and is currently accepting silent auctions items for the big event as well. FMI, she can be reached at 250-338-2352.
This exciting new show is the brainchild of Weislein. It features a variety of First Nations acts, and a host of talented performers, including Glen Hiebert, “the man with the golden fiddle” and the Branch 17 North Island fiddlers with the dynamic Ed Medford on guitar and fiddle; high school comedian Jaidin Obaubichon, Greg De Schutter (the Elvis of the Comox Valley), and the unbelievable Charity McDougall, who wowed the audience at last year’s July 1 Variety Show.
Local treasure, Jin Lin, has booked professional dancers from Taiwan to come and entertain the crowds. The First Nations acts will include: drumming and singing by Darryl Mills; storytelling by Phil Umperville, the Comox Women’s Dancers, the Indigenous Women’s drummers, and the singing of Doris Weislein, dubbed the “Kitty Wells of the Comox Valley.”
Mills’s son Mitch Leposay will also share his smooth vocals at the event and Metis dancers from District 71’s own Queenish Elementary School will perform under the direction of Sheila Buchanan.
The event will be rounded out by the Jacqueline Lambeth Singers performing a few of their songs from the ’50s and ’60s. Come out and support our Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of local talent.