Concert kicks off summer season in Bay Roberts
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.”