Posted by: kbater | June 1, 2012

Banff Meets Banff – Let it Shine

Let It Shine

This is a wonderful song “Let it Shine” by Juno-award winning singer-songwriter Lester Quitzau. 

It was performed beautifully last night at a great community event – Banff Meets Banff.

BMB was a welcome to the community to Jeff Melanson (the new Banff Centre CEO) and his family as well as Brett Oland the new director of the Whyte Museum Foundation and Chris MacPhee the new Superintendent for Canadian Rockies Public Schools.  The program had four acts and within each act there was a presenter and then a question for the tables to share ideas around.  The format of using a conversation cafe as a way for people to connect and get to know each other comes from my colleague Colin Funk and I who created the Banff Ideas Bank

It was a fabulous evening with performances by Laurie Schwartz of Mountain Wit, Karsten Heuer and his Wolverine Story, Monica Meneghetti, Ralphine Locke, BCHS high school students doing a number from their recent production of Grease and Mandi Kujawa and Andy Bacon singing their version of Lester’s “Let it Shine”.

Listening to them sing “Let it Shine” and then moving into a short sing-a-long of “This little light of Mine” made me think of all the special people in Banff who make life rich by what they offer to the community. 

(Banff Shine is an initiative that works to honour and acknowledge what people offer – you can nominate someone you see shining – deadline is June 8th.)

Conversation cafe

Karsten Heuer with his Napping with Wolverines story

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