Louisiana Hayride number three rolls into Salmon Arm

Fashioned on a Louisiana radio show that introduced many future stars to the world, the new show features 26 new songs and new stories.

  • Feb. 24, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Patrick Ryley brings Hank Williams to the stage in Louisiana Hayride Live Radio Show – Three at 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Patrick Ryley brings Hank Williams to the stage in Louisiana Hayride Live Radio Show – Three at 7:30 p.m. Saturday

The talented cast, plus one, are back for the new Louisiana Hayride Live Radio Show  – Three, which runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the SASCU Rec Centre.

The show features  26 new songs, new stories and the familiar faces of Andrea Anderson – vocals, William Brookfield – double keyboard, guitar and vocals, Mike Melnichuk – stand-up bass, electric guitar, vocals, Gil Risling – electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and vocals and Patrick Ryley – vocals.

Making his Salmon Arm debut as a ‘Young Elvis,’ Adam Fitzpatrick was winner of the amateur division of the Penticton Elvis Festival.

“Everyone’s favorite characters will be back – Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison,” says Lori Risling, creator, director and host of the hayride.

Tickets are available at Touch A Texas.


Heritage wrap

RJ Haney Heritage Village and Museum and the Mall at Piccadilly’s 16th Annual Heritage Week wraps up Saturday with a family day of fun events, including the popular pie contest.


Coldest night

There’s still time to register to walk in the Salmon Arm version of the Coldest Night of the Year Walk Saturday, Feb. 25, a walk to raise funds for the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter.

More than $25,000 has been raised but supporters are invited to help meet the $40,000 target. Registration takes place at 4 p.m. at First United Church, with the walk beginning at 5.

For more information, visit www.coldestnightoftheyear.org/location/salmonarm.


Tar sands

Three local organizations have come together to raise awareness of the controversial l,l77 kilometre Enbridge Gateway pipeline proposal from the Alberta tar sands to the West Coast port of Kitimat tar sands.

KAIROS Salmon Arm, the Shuswap Okanagan NDP and the Shuswap Environmental Action Society (SEAS) sponsor a public forum at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 in the hall at First United Church.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

For more information, call Ann Morris at 250-833-5773, Jim Cooperman at 250-679-3693, or Nick Hodge at 250-542-4048.


Seasonal songs

Northern Lights Chamber Choir presents Equinox, a concert with music that circles around, on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Advance tickets are $15 at Acorn Music, from choir members or take your chances at the door.


SAGA show

SAGA Public Art Gallery presents “Icon: Post Office Library Art Gallery,” opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, with live music and refreshments.  Exhibition runs March 3 to 31.


Hot time

City of Sparks, a local, four piece band will heat up the Hideaway Pub Saturday, March 3.


Arts aware

SAGA Public Art Gallery and the Arts Council present a day of learning and celebration, with workshops beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 4 – archiving photographs, art history, journaling and genealogy, all free to the community.

A celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of the building will be at 4 p.m.

Faith in gardening


Gardening, Faith and Community presentation at First United Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 looks at the growing role of faith-based organizations in the sustainable agriculture movement.