Con­cert kicks off sum­mer sea­son in Bay Roberts

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY DENISE PIKE

The li­ai­son for the Spe­cial events com­mit­tee for the town coun­cil of Bay Roberts is more than pleased with the num­ber of peo­ple who at­tended the Spring into Sum­mer Dance­last week at the Bay Arena, Bay Roberts.

“Over five hun­dred peo­ple came out, which is a re­ally good num­ber,” said Philip Wood. “It’s nice to be able to host an event like this con­cert that’s both sup­ported by the town coun­cil and the lo­cal com­mu­nity. It went off without a hitch and we’ve got­ten lots of good feed­back on it. We also had lots of vol­un­teers who showed up to help out, which is im­por­tant when or­ga­niz­ing and host­ing an event like this one. There’s never a prob­lem in get­ting vol­un­teers for any of our events. We’re very grate­ful for that.”

Wood, who was elected to the Bay Roberts town Coun­cil last fall, says the event was af­ford­able as well as fun.

“The ad­mis­sion (10.00 per ticket) as well as the cost of the bands was quite rea­son­able,” he said. “It was priced well for both the con­cert go­ers as well as for the town coun­cil who hired the bands.”

The coun­cil­lor feels the dance was just one way of pro­mot­ing the town of Bay Roberts and build­ing com­mu­nity spirit.

“There’s a rich his­tory and friendly at­mos­phere in this town that sets it apart from all other towns,” he said. In fact one of the band mem­bers said they loved com­ing to Bay Roberts to play be­cause they al­ways get treated so well. This con­cert was our way of con­tin­u­ing to sup­port and show­case that com­mu­nity spirit.”

Ac­cord­ing to Wood, the con­cert was a kick off to the sum­mer sea­son.

“The town and the town coun­cil are get­ting ready for the sum­mer cel­e­bra­tions and this event was a pre­lude to that,” he said. “There’s go­ing to be lots of ac­tiv­i­ties on the go in Bay Roberts through­out the sum­mer in­clud­ing Klondyke Days, A time in Pi­geon In­let and the Hold­ing Grounds fes­ti­vals. It’s go­ing to be a very busy and en­joy­able sum­mer.”

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