I had the pleasure of Mc’ing another great concert last night, part of the TD Concerts For the Pier in White Rock B.C. 3,000 people attended on a perfect Summer night to enjoy the music of Babe Gurr who opened the concert, followed by Jim Byrnes. The show was sponsored by the White Rock BIA, the City of White Rock, and TD Canada Trust, as well as 107.7 Pulse FM, Edward Jones, Foster Martin Landmark Properties, Oceana PARC, and ReMax Colonial Pacific. It’s a free series of concerts, designed to promote business in White Rock and bring attention to the reconstruction of the White Rock Pier.
It was a grand night for City of White Rock Mayor, Darryl Walker, as he looked over the thousands in attendance for another amazing night of TD Concerts for the Pier. The annual event features bands playing at 3 locations in White Rock B.C. aiming to promote business in White Rock, and to raise awareness of the Pier reconstruction. On this particular night the group Fab Fourever paid tribute to the music of the Beatles, and then Eagle Eyes took over and finished off the concert with their tribute to the Eagles. And, admission was free! Special thanks to the City, the BIA, and all the generous sponsors who make this event happen. More info at www.concertsatthepier.com
Fans and friends of Gene Kiniski, Canada’s Greatest Athlete, got together at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern in Point Roberts yesterday for what was the unveiling of the “Kiniski Experience”. Hosted by Sportsnet 650 radio’s James Cybulski, the afternoon was spent looking at memorabilia, and sharing stories from Kiniski’s colourful past in the professional wrestling world. Gene’s sons, Nick and Kelly gave a family’s perspective of the man, and friends shared some wonderful stories. Also at the event was author Steven Verrier, who recently released a biography on the wrestling legend, titled “Gene Kiniski, Canadian Wrestling Legend”, who spoke about writing the book. It’s hard to believe, but Gene passed away 9 years ago. The tribute will be a permanent display at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern, 1334 Gulf Road in Point Roberts Washington. A must see for old time wrestling fans.
We were streaming live around the world last night, as D.L. Car gave an amazing performance at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. It was a tribute to the music of Linda Ronstadt, who is one of the great names in Pop and Country music. D.L. captured the diverse stylings of Linda in a set that lasted close to 2 hours, much to the delight of the Ronstadt fans. D.L. went through all the hits, including Blue Bayou, and recounted a few stories of the early years of Linda Ronstadt. 2 sold out shows last night, with everyone going home happy…as usual, at Blue Frog Studios.
The first in a series of Concerts for the Pier happened Thursday night at Memorial Park in White Rock. 2 great Canadian bands entertained a couple of thousand music lovers in an event organized by the White Rock BIA, in partnership with the City of White Rock. First up, it was Stonebolt Revisited, with 2 of the original Stonebolt members, Ray Roper and David Wills. They were joined by the amazing D.L. Car, who gave a taste of her tribute to Linda Ronstadt. After a brief intermission, it was time for Prism. Lead singer Al Harlow was suffering from a case of laryngitis, so he invited Shawn Klatt to come along and help out with the vocals. The crowd loved it, as the group put on a 90 minute show featuring the big hits of Prism. Spaceship Superstar, Armageddon, and Take me to the Kaptin. The Concert For the Pier series continues at 8 p.m. on July 14, with a street dance at Five Corners, featuring the band, Kalimba, with a salute to Each, Wind and Fire. Shows are free, but donations are being accepted to help with the restoration of the White Rock Pier.