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Wasn’t that a party?
The Westfest All-Star Fundraiser took place March 6 at the Orange Gallery. This five-hour event was hosted by Councillor Jeff Leiper and featured a long list of Westfest music alum including Juno winners Lynn Miles and Holly McNarland, John Allaire, Lynne Hanson and Thomas Starwalker. Guests also bid on artworks by local visual artists. This sold-out event raised $13,000 for Westfest programming. Westfest will be taking place from June 3-5 at Laroche Park.
Photos by Matthew Krull
Frazer Lee Whiteduck performs during Cody Coyote’s set.
Debra takes in the show.
Dani Marshall with Lynne Hanson. Lynne has performed twice at past editions of Westfest.
Westfest organizer and founder, Elaina Martin, poses with the host for the evening, Councillor Jeff Leiper.
Lizzy and Roger Mackinnon represented Westfest sponsor The Albert at Bay Suite Hotel.
John Akpata will be curating the spoken word event at this year’s Westfest.
Bella Straight, shortly before her drag performance.
Thomas Starwalker Clair performing with the River City Junction.
Thomas Starwalker Clair (left centre) performing with the River City Junction (Caroline Addison, left; Jason Fryer, right centre; Tommy Joanisse, not pictured) and Lyle Odjick (right).
“It’s just so nice to give back,” says Thom Fountain, who is sponsoring this year’s main stage. “I’m a music junkie. I’m an art junkie.”
Juno winner Holly McNarland performs.