A ‘mini-Big Valley’

Central Albertans are invited to help Bashaw win the chance to host a “mini-Big Valley Jamboree” on April 27. Big Valley Jamboree, in partnership with Travel Alberta, announced seven finalists in the Small Town Saturday Night contest on Monday. Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Foremost, Grimshaw, Namao and New Sarepta are the other communities looking to host the music festival.

Central Albertans are invited to help Bashaw win the chance to host a “mini-Big Valley Jamboree” on April 27.

Big Valley Jamboree, in partnership with Travel Alberta, announced seven finalists in the Small Town Saturday Night contest on Monday.

Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Foremost, Grimshaw, Namao and New Sarepta are the other communities looking to host the music festival. Performers will include Chad Brownlee, Clayton Bellamy, Alee, Bobby Wills and Tenille.

Voting opens today at noon and closes at 12 a.m. on March 25. To cast your vote and for more information, visit: www.bigvalleyjamboree.com

Travel Alberta partnered with Big Valley Jamboree to invite small towns to create their own unique two-minute video on why they should have their very own country music festival.

“This contest is a great opportunity for Alberta’s communities to tell their story and showcase their character and charm,” said Richard Starke, Alberta’s minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. “These communities have stepped up and showcased their small towns in a big way,” said Panhandle Production’s Larry Werner, producer of Big Valley Jamboree.

The winning community will be recognized at the Growing Rural Tourism Conference in Camrose on April 9.