100-mile Potluck & Talent Night

Sat Aug 26, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mabel Lake Hall

111 Shuswap Falls Rd

Jada, Geoff, kids & bubblesThe food was great and the performances wowed the crowd at the Mabel Lake Club's 100 mile Potluck and Talent Show!

This is the second year that the club holds this event and judging by its success, it won't be its last.

Dishes made with local ingredients were varied and a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate. They ranged from home grown vegetables, beef and pork, to home made goat cheese, sourdough bread and scrumptious fruit desserts.

After celebrating the bounty of our area, everyone was treated to a talent show that testified to the wide ranging talents also found in this area.

Joe and Dave Deuling started out the evening's outdoor show by playing guitar and singing some of their own compositions. They were followed by Alvin Tam on piano and Neave Allen on violin playing the canon in D.

Then Alvin, using some of his Cirque du Soleil experience called 4 participants to participate in a stunt where they sit on 4 chairs arranged in a square; each chair is eventually pulled out, yet everyone is somehow still sitting, leaving the audience astonished!

Then Neave, her dad Mike Allen and Marc Cecere, a friend from Montreal performed a couple of pieces, followed by Stu Field, his son Andrew from Vancouver, Vinny Mickey, and Russ Young who rocked the deck! If you can, catch these guys on Wednesday afternoons at Jitter Beans.

Next came a spectacular dance by the talented Jada Tam, founder of Las Vegas' Barefoot Sanctuary who now lives in the Mabel Lake Valley. She was accompanied by a bubble show by the Bubble Man himself, Geoff Hannah who also recently moved to Lumby with his wife Jen, son Zander and daughter Gracie. Kids, being less inhibited than adults, got right into it!

This was followed by a lovely performance by Ardis Miller who chose two nostalgic Canadiana pieces, the Vancouver Waltz and Till We Meet Again, singing and accompanying herself at the accordion. Finally Russ Collins played and sang Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out. Everyone was then invited into the hall for the Gand Finale where the Bubble Man performed a show making us all believe in magic for the time it lasted. To see what this show is all about go to bubbleshows.com.

The Mabel Lake Club wants to thank every one who so generously donated of their time and talent once again to make this an evening to remember.

Come share the bounty of local ingredients and each other's creativity while discovering local talent. Prepare your favorite dish using local ingredients and bring the recipe if you can!

Last year's food and show of talent were discoveries enjoyed by everyone. From classical violin and piano duets to delightful local compositions, group renditions of popular songs, and even a spectacular Fire Dance, the evening was nothing short of magical.

If you're interested in taking part in the talent show, please contact us asap so we can schedule the show.
 
5:00: arrival and set up of dishes - Cash Bar opens
5:45: Potluck Dinner
6:30: Tea, (locally roasted) coffee, desserts
7:00: Show
10:00: Cash Bar closes.