Thompson Valley Stars

Barely a week after the Meyers danced at ‘Rally-In-The-Valley’ in Chilliwack; they headed for the first time, to the Radium Jamboree on June 12th and 13th. This was held at the Radium Community Hall. After 6 hours of steady driving, they still had enough energy to dance on Friday night, along with 21 squares (168 dancers), from 8 – 10 pm. With callers Gary Winter of Edmonton and Barry Sjolin of Penticton constantly teasing each other, and the high energy of dancing, the time ‘flew’ by! Ice-cream with a choice of toppings and ice-cream wafers capped the evening.

On Saturday morning, Mainstream dancing started at 9 until 11 am. Some of the dancers went golfing for the afternoon; some went to the Hot Springs. It was a nice relaxing break. There weren’t too many places to dine out, so many of the dancers had dinner together.

Pre-Rounds by Regine Anderson of Penticton started Saturday evening at 7:30 until 8:00, then high energy Mainstream dancing, with lots of photo-taking by our most welcomed and passionate couple from Calgary, James and Grace Chen. Besides the Chens joining everyone and sharing their natural enthusiasm, was the exciting news from Hans Freitag himself, that he and Ev Szaroz had quietly got married on June 10th. Everyone was thrilled and very happy for them.

With the final count of 22 squares in attendance, some even dancing outside, this was the best attended Radium Jamboree yet. Everyone had a wonderful time and it was said that 120 dancers have already pre-registered for next year’s dance.

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