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A chance to laugh, sing, and dance

Lorraine Graves   Jun-27-2017

Susan Skemp and her eclectic group of singers will be performing at Richmond Night Market as part of Canada 150. L-R: Michael Arzadon, Linda Leong Sum, Antoinette Libelt, Dane Szohner, Susan Skemp, Cate Richardson and Nicholas Lee.

Photo by Chung Chow

The Richmond Night Market is celebrating Canada 150 with a series of four musical evenings Saturdays in July.

From July 8 to July 29, this family-friendly event starts at 7:30 p.m. opening with a different community group each week, and the main act takes the stage for an hour of professionally-performed Canadian music.



Says creator-in-chief Susan Skemp, “We will only be performing music by groups that stayed in Canada like Trooper, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and many others that we are keeping under our hat right now.”

Skemp says that there will be opportunities for audience participation and sing-a-longs. “We’ll bring a few of the audience up on the stage for a little quiz and some skill-testing questions.”

She hints at the possibility of prizes. The questions, she assures, won’t be difficult but more like fun facts you might not know.

The Richmond Singers will perform as the opening act July 8. This local group of serious singers has performed in New York as well as Richmond venues.

While assuring that all will be revealed once Night Market-goers show up, Skemp says, “They’ll know the songs when they hear them. It promises to be fun for the family. I want them to sing I want them to dance. It’s dance and movement, having fun, humour with audience participation and a little Canadian history.”

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