We have now had official word from Barney Bentall on behalf of the whole crew with the Cariboo Express Show: the 2020 season the tour has been postponed till 2021.
I know how difficult this decision must have been, as Barney has always been so passionate about performing with this incredible ensemble cast and supporting the recipient charities as they tour. In good faith, we’ve booked our Fall 2021 Cariboo Express Shows at the Mary Winspear Theatre, and hope to see all of you who have been so loyal to the show and its recipient charity, The Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, when the show returns once again in full forc
To all of you wonderful supporters and promoters of Barney Bentall and The Cariboo Express...
I am sure that it comes as no surprise to anyone who is reading this, that we have had to cancel this year’s season. When a tradition starts to take hold, it’s a hard thing to take a year off. We are musicians that love to play in this rambling and magical ensemble! It is also difficult to not be able to provide our continued support to all the remarkable Western Canadian charities that we have become involved in over the last 15 years. Particularly at a time in history when so many folks have so many needs. I also recognize, that it is a time of high anxiety out there and I like to think that this show has always provided some joy and relief from the everyday worries that we have to wade through - even in the best of times. Take care everyone and we very much hope to be back in the saddle in 2021!
Barney Bentall Leeroy Stagger Geoff Hicks Geoff Hillhorst
Dustin Bentall Wendy Bird Rob Becker Mark LeCorre
Matt Masters Kirby Barber Scott Smith Glenn Masikewich
Ridley Bent Adrian Dolan Stephanie Cadman
In early summer 2020, with the guidance from Bonnie Henry, Music in the Park 2020 was cancelled. We accepted that there would be no large community gatherings for 2020, yet we thought that by July and August 2021, Brentwood Bay Music in the Park would be back on Wednesday evenings. The COVID-19 restrictions for large groups outdoors were still too restrictive in spring 2021 to organize Music in the Park for July and August.
We are very grateful to our community sponsors who support the Brentwood Bay Festival! . The logos above are the community sponsors who have come together to help us bring our big day to fruition! Our Presenting Sponsors and Friends of the Festival can be found on the sponsor page. Be sure to check them out too!
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For years we have dreamed of having a permanent stage in Pioneer Park, and thanks to the hard work of people like Geoff Bate, this dream came true. For a complete list of our community donors, volunteers & sponsors who made this happen click here