Friday, May 6, 2011

S.O.S. Fest 2011 was Awesome!!

Session Funk from Vancouver Grooves Up the Shirley Hall
Good Times in Shirley with Session Funk!
Thank You Shirley Volunteer Fire Department!
Amanda joins in with Session Funk
Arise Dub It All Out for S.O.S. Fest 2011!
Taiya Dazzles and Mesmorizes the crowd at the Shirley Hall!

Soulgoalies Raggae Funk for Muir Creek!
Waves on Monday soothe our souls with a tribute song for John Wannenmacher, the past Treasurer of the Muir Creek Protection Society.
Ruby from The Fabled Cottage enchants the kids with her original children's songs.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Many Many Thanks!!!

We all had an awesome time at S.O.S. Fest 2011!!!

THANKS to Session Funk, Taiya, Arise, Soulgoalies, Waves on Monday and Ruby from The Fable Cottage for performing at S.O.S. Fest 2011!!!

THANKS to all the Volunteers:
D.J. Hayden for the awesome sound and the wicked DJ tunes
Greg Innes of Dubland Studios for the cool visuals and manning the door 
Marika Nagasaka of ALM Organic Farm and Full Circle Seeds and Paula Hamilton of Ahimsa Yoga and Fitness for their workshops!
Shirley Fire Department for Security
Beth Brooks for spear-heading the kitchen
The Kitchen Crew
Setup and Clean-up Crew
Session Funk for helping with the clean-up the next day!

THANKS to all those that donated door prizes and silent auction items:
Sea Flora
The Bee's Knees Children's Store & More
The Edge Restaurant

THANKS to Sponsors and all those who gave their support:
Migration Design                              
Mystic Glass Creations                       
Village Foods Markets


THANKS to everyone who came to the Shirley Hall for S.O.S. Fest 2011! !

Friday, April 22, 2011


In case you have read the article:
The Call of the Wild - in Shirley: Save our Salmon Festival
in the Sooke News Mirror, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 there is a correction to be made:

The entire S.O.S. FEST is ALL AGES from 1pm to 1am. Children and Teenagers are welcome to stay and enjoy the music for the whole event including the performances at night!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

S.O.S. Fest 2011!!!

A festival inspired by & in celebration of Muir Creek
At the Shirley Hall
Saturday April 23, 1pm-1am

The 5th Annual S.O.S. Fest (Save Our Salmon)...a festival inspired by and in celebration of Muir Creek; is booked!! There will be live music, workshops, dance and an eco-village of vendors with conscious, sustainable products and info.

All proceeds will go into a specific project to help protect and preserve Muir Creek, a most special place.

S.O.S. Fest 2011 Line-Up
Session Funk~a 7 piece band from Vancouver featuring originals & arrangements based on funky grooves
Arise~deep groovin' roots reggae & dub
Soulgoalies~original reggae, funk & groove
Waves On Monday~tasty, local flavour with weaving harmonies to soothe the soul
Ruby from The Fable Cottage~singer/songwriter from the Kootenays playing Earthy kids' tunes

Taiya~...chakra bellydancer here to inspire the passionate goddess within

Growing food & Preserving Seeds on the West Coast with Marika Nagasaka from ALM Organic Farm & Full Circle Seeds
Yoga for Connecting to the Earth with Ahimsa Yoga & Fitness

D.J. Hayden~Inspiring irie aloha spirit with conscious tunes

VISUALS BY Dubland Studios

SECURITY PROVIDED BY Shirley Volunteer Fire Department

Stay tuned for more bands, participants in the eco-village, & viewing our cool, local sponsors.

To volunteer, contact Amanda at 250 818-4633 or