Free songwriting workshop at Homecoming

By Contributor
July 8th, 2012

Lowry Olafson will be writing a song about Christina Lake – with a little help from the friends and residents of the community of course!

How does it work? The process begins with brainstorming ideas about Christina Lake, then moves naturally into putting those ideas into lyric form. As the song unfolds, Lowry creates a unique melody based on input from the participants that captures the spirit of the community. In this way, the song will reflect the heart of Christina Lake’s story.

Earlier this year the students at Christina Lake Elementary School wrote a song with Lowry’s help called “50 Years of Learning” and this song will be performed as well. Students from CLES have also prepared an art exhibit for Homecoming.

The song will be performed at the annual Homecoming event, Saturday, Jul. 21.

No musical background is required just some ideas about what makes Christina Lake unique. Then after 5 p.m. that day the group will perform the song at the Homecoming BBQ and Picnic at the Community Hall.

You may just choose to help write the song, but not perform. To see a sample to the ThemeShop workshop visit www.themeshop.ca.

The free workshop, sponsored by the Christina Lake Homecoming, runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre and  is open to the first 25 people who register by emailing: homecoming@christinalake.com, or calling 250-447-6383.

Lowry Olafson has just released a CD called Boundary Country and will treat us with a few songs from his collection Saturday evening. Hope to see you there! For updates join www.facebook.com/Homecomingchristinalake.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.