The 25th anniversary of the Canadian Big Band weekend drew to a close on Sunday with the traditional ‘gourmet’ brunch at the Unifor centre.
Decadent desserts and dishes such as ‘eggs Benedict’, make it one of the most popular buffets of the year and, as in the past, it was sold out. Without those who prepare and serve the guests however, the event would never take place.
Plans have already begun for Canadian Big Band Celebration weekend 2020 to start off the new decade. All the numbers are being compiled but, according to organizer and founder, Charlie Bell, the numbers in attendance appear to be “way up”.
“We have to thank our many sponsors,” says Bell, “their support has made this one of the premier musical events in all of Southwestern Ontario. We also cannot forget our many volunteers who come out every year to lend their support and expertise – without them the Celebration would never happen. We are already looking forward to next year when we start a new decade of bringing music to Saugeen Shores.”