Photos © Linda C., 2007
Since our last big reunion was such a success we are now announcing...The Burnaby Bands and Friends Reunion 2!!! The confirmed date is Saturday, April 26th, 2008. Once again it will take place at The Firefighters Club in the Metrotown area of Burnaby. In '07 we were able to raise 3000 dallars for The Walkathon for Kids with Cancer Society, so we just have to do it again. We had a terific turn out of musicians and singers in '07 and we want to build on this for '08. Please help us invite musicians (were You in a band?) and friends (did you ever do The Jerk?) to call Barry Walker at 604 420 7011 (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Burnaby Bands and Friends Reunion was such a wonderful event, with so
fans and band musicians getting together again!
We had approximately 240 "old" friends come out to see pals from the past while supporting a great cause....The Walkathon for Kids with Cancer Society.
There will be a dvd for the event. It will probably be ready in about 3 1/2 weeks.
Here is a gentle challenge for all of the other great music fans and performers from the 60's and 70's... You will be invigorated and enlivened should you think about choosing a worthy cause and then getting "The Talent" on stage once again in order to rock and roll as rockin' and rollin' was meant to be!
In Burnaby B.C. we had an amazing evening on May 5th, 2007. The emails and phone calls keep coming in to encourage a Burnaby Bands and Friends ll. This is something that just MUST happen. The organizing process was as rewarding as the evening itself.
With the help of the amazing PNW Bands site, a person cannot possibly go wrong. I offer my encouragement and assistance to all ot the fine folks who might want to see the dance floor full once again.
All the best, Barry Walker
The above two two pictures feature local legends Barry Collins and The Raible Brothers. The Raibles were the original singers for Soul Unlimited. Barry Collins fronted so many of the great R & B bands in the Burnaby/Vancouver area. Man, all of these fellas can still belt it out!
Barry Walker, May 2007
we are...some of the 60's and 79's rock and rollers at about 1:15
The crowd of approxiamtely 240 folks also had a glorious time meeting "old" friends and enjoying LIVE music once again.
And the joint was rockin' goin' round and round - Photo by Linda C.
Harry Walker (The Godfather of Vancouver Soul) hits the stage later and had the crowd at full tilt boogie!