Youth orchestra to perform in Port

  • May. 28, 2003 4:00 p.m.

It’s shaping up to be an entertaining summer in Port Clements.
The village, which is already expecting an overnight visit from a tall ship on July 27, has now heard that a Vancouver-based youth orchestra wants to put on a special concert there on July 22.
Councillor Gerry Johnson told council members May 20 that the only thing the Summer Pops Youth Orchestra needs from the village is a 50-foot by 30-foot performance space with two 15 amp services. And Mr. Johnson suggested the perfect spot for a summer concert: at the end of the village’s big dock, which juts scenically into Masset Inlet. A backup plan in case of rain would be to have the 60 teenage musicians play under tarps in the community park, Mr. Johnson said.
The only hitch is that the big dock doesn’t have power, but Mr. Johnson said the village was planning to extend electrical service out there anyway, and will just have to make sure the work gets done before July 22.
Council members were enthusiastic about the plan, although mayor Dale Lore said he was a little worried about potential bad weather.
“It’s great location until the drums and instruments start blowing off the dock,” he said. He also asked Mr. Johnson if there was any chance the youth orchestra would play a drum solo.
“They told me they’ll play anything,” Mr. Johnson replied.