Recent History – 2001
Dec. 10, 2001
DAWSON CREEK – Country singer and Peace product Keray Regan was in town on Saturday to take part in the Peace River Songwriters Association’s “A Place at the Table”.
The Christmas concert featured a number of local talents performing for about 130 people.
A special guest was billed to play, and to many people’s surprise, the guest was Regan.
Regan, who was born in 1923 at the Pouce Coupe Hospital, took the stage earlier than expected as he was feeling a bit under the weather, but he still managed to enchant the crowd with some of his favourites including “My home by the freezer”. [Home by the Fraser]?
Regan, who currently resides in Demmitt, Alberta, enjoyed his short stay in Dawson Creek, and took the time to jam with a few performers before they took to the stage. During one session, he performed Que Sera, Sera with Dori Braun and young Savanna Bridgeman, who was anxious to perform herself.
The concert featured Bill and Linda Studley, the Kiwanis Kids Choir with Judi McGowan, Wendy Dynna, Ron Horne, Barb Munro, Earle Fredrickson, Braun and Dean and Carl Mattson.
Songs weren’t the only entertainment, as Fredrickson read some of his humourous poetry, to the delight of the audience.
A number of door prizes were drawn for, and with Dennis Hall as MC, the evening had a number of funny moments, as well as a few tear-jerking ones.
Proceeds from the evening were donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Food Hamper program.