by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday June 23 2020
The show must go on!
And it did, using the new Zoom software society has resorted to during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
That was the method to communicate used by students who normally perform before adjudicators during Kootenay Festival of Arts.
The event was to have been held in early April.
However, the COVID-19 forced organizers to into the difficult decision of having to cancel the 2020 festival.
That did not stop the students and instructor/owner, Ellie Hedges, at Nelson Studio 88, who decided to assist inspired students by celebrating their hard work with a Zoom festival benefit concert. Students were also treated to a guest performance by Alan Crane who was supposed to be the adjudicator for this year’s Kootenay festival of the Arts.
Before organizers realized, the benefit concert to not only celebrated students’ accomplishments, but also helped the local community foodbank — raising $1000 toward assisting the Nelson Food Cupboard.
Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the more than 40-plus Nelson Studio-88 Benefit Concert performers with Team of the Week honours.
Coordinated by Ellie Hedges, were more of the students from Nelson Studio 88 performing during the benefit concert by Zoom. — Submitted photo