Alpha Barr

Sad news yesterday of her passing. My sincerest condolences to this local country music loving family. 

Ropin’ the Wind

Reunite for one night only along with special guests to support the Esquimalt Legion Fundraiser on Friday, December 16th, downstairs, 7:00-11 pm. 

Looking forward to seeing all who can make it. 

Tickets $10.00 are available from the Legion in advance or at the door.

Visit the FB event for more.

Country Dance and Silent Auction


The country community will remember him from the old Westwind days as your server. Others might remember him as Santa Claus in the truck parade when a volunteer fireman. Some know him as family or friend.

Both he and his wife, Dana are regular supporter of all things community.  They have always paided it forward, now it’s time for giving back.

All donations for silent auction gratefully appreciated. As this fundraiser is for an individual and is not affiliated with a registered charity, not-for-profit company or association, we regret we are not able to provide an official tax receipt for income tax purposes.

Join the Facebook event for updates on Silent Auction items acknowledgement and more.

Magic Moments

Love it when old friends come to town and the decades slip away as you go in for the big hug!

Dan & Karen Clifford recently returned to live on the Island and last week, Ken Koshman was out for a visit from Lethbridge, AB. It meant a lot to hear from them and what a pleasure to get together with them, Rhonda Lou and Mike Nicholls for an impromptu jam replete with “ya, ya” moments. Ken kept saying it was “like christmas” and i have to agree.

It was Ken Koshman who got a country trio at Lonesome Charlie’s Saloon to let (the just 19 yr old and shy, shy, shy) me sing some recently learned Emmylou Harris songs. Those three continued to play key roles in the coming years, it was Norm Watson, Norm Winquist and Ralph Nieforth. Just in case I never thanked you, thank you Ken.

Rhonda Lou and Mike Nicholls recently released their CD ‘Little Crow’. Rhonda and I  first met in the mid to late 70s around the time of the ‘Blue Sky Band’, ‘Hands Up Band’ days, ahem – more years ago then we care to admit. I have long admired her work, so I’m pleased to add ‘Horse Crazy’ and ‘Little Crow’ to my collection of car companions. So wonderful to reconnect, it’s truly inspiring.

Ropin’ the Wind

Ropin' the Wind

Norm Winquist, Doc Jenkins, Randy Cross, Ralph Skehans and Ken Tahouney.