Sunshine Snowfest

Sunshine Snowfest Poster


Date(s) - February 18, 2023
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunshine Valley Community Centre

(22 km East of Hope, BC)
71737 Meadow Road, Sunshine Valley



Main Stage
11:30 am Ari Neufeld
1:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
* Nearly Neil has been moved to the Holiday Trails Stage




Weather permitting (fingers crossed for snow)
Best Snowperson competition 1 PM
All ages snowball fight 2 PM




71737 Meadow Road
South side of HWY 3
Turn right if coming from Hope


  • Main Stage
  • Facepainting
  • Kids Colouring
  • Giant Paint By Number
  • Hot Chocolate Forest
  • Crafts
  • Food
    Soup and Sandwiches will be served from 11:30 to 2 pm, and from 4 pm to 6:30 PM, in the Auditorium of the Rec Centre, presented by the Sunshine Valley Ratepayers Association (see poster below)

SVRA serving homemade soup and sandwich meals



Sunshine Valley
South side of HWY 3
Turn left if coming from Hope

Outdoor Skating (weather permitting)



Sunshine Valley
South side of HWY 3
Turn right if coming from Hope


6:00 PM Nearly Neil
7:30 PM The Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department present Music Bingo


Sunshine Valley Fire Rescue Music Bingo Night

Saturday, February 18th
Holiday Trails Great Room
Admission: $10.00
Doors open @ 6:30
Music Bingo @ 7:30 pm
(Know the song, stamp your card)
Bingo game cards for $1.00ea donation.
50/50 draw! Silent Auction!
Lots of prizes!
Sorry… no minors.


Tashme Historical Society

VOTE and help save the Hope Station!
Vote once a day, everyday from January 20 – February 22
Check out…


Sunshine Valley Tashme Museum

The Sunshine Valley Tashme Museum will be welcoming Sunshine Snowfest guests from 10 am to 4 pm.
14781 Alpine Boulevard
Learn more at

We wish to thank artist Terry Ananny for graciously allowing us to use one of her artworks for our poster.
Canadian artist Terry Ananny’s colourful paintings of hockey, children at play and seasonal village scenes have been capturing the spirit and joy of Canadian life for over three decades. The artist’s early years spent in summer on Lake Muskoka and travelling to Quebec enriched her with life long impressions of the spectacular Canadian landscape and diverse Canadian culture.
Painting of Children Skiing by Terry Ananny
Her paintings can be found in the collections of Canadian Prime Ministers, Governor Generals and the Government of Canada and are also seen in many corporate collections such as hospitals, boardrooms and sports leagues. Her work has been reproduced on UNICEF and Hallmark Christmas cards and was commissioned for a Canadian coin design in 2000. Some of her work in the Ottawa area can be seen at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa Hosipital, CHEO, Wilson House and the Ottawa Senators.
Check out her other work at

Ben Cottrill

1:00 pm – Ben Cottrill

At the SV Community Rec Centre Stage

Ben Cottrill is a spirited west-coast artist with a soulful Folk-Rock sound, shaped by a decade of performing on streets and stages across Canada. Blending live vocal looping with the warm rhythms of piano & guitar, the one-man-band is known for captivating live shows filled with old-soul personality and humour.

Cottrill has kept busy in recent years – chosen from 20,000 applicants across Canada to appear on CTV’s music series “The Launch”, he was one of a few select artists working with both Canadian legend Bryan Adams and industry mogul Scott Borchetta on the program. Cottrill has also played 300+ live dates across Canada with performances at the Vancouver Shipyards Festival and Richmond World Festival, and has opened for Canadian groups Bedouin Soundclash, Jon & Roy and more.

His latest EP collection “Velvet Regrets Vol. 1&2” and its accompanying short film was released Fall 2020, and he continues a steady performance schedule around Canada, being named the 2021 Folk Artist of the Year from the Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Norman Foote with Big Rosa

2:30 pm – Norman Foote

At the SV Community Rec Centre Stage

“I learned to play the audience at an early age. As soon as I could play a few chords on guitar my mother would ask me to play whenever company came over. It was a challenge I was up for”

Presenting Norman FooteNorman’s passion for song writing, story-telling and comedy has taken him to amazing concerts and communities throughout the world. His ability to find ageless melodies and interesting subject matter brings laughter and singing to audiences big and small. He has gathered music awards along the way including a Juno and several WCMA awards. Norman has written and recorded for Disney records, CBC, Shari Lewis, Max and Ruby and others

Music has the power to take us to another place… another time… move your heart and change your mind.

Stone Pour

4:00 pm – Stone Pour

At the SV Community Rec Centre Stage

Stone Pour is an ecletic, Celtic band that plays all the tunes that make you want to dance. Comprised of Stephen Bulat on guitar/vocals, Zoe Robertson on fiddle and Sam Shoicet on bass, this is a group you don’t want to miss.

Bobby Bruce as Nearly Neil

6:00 pm – Bobby Bruce as Nearly Neil

At the Holiday Trails Stage

Bobby Bruce has been entertaining audiences all over the world since the 1990’s. Over twenty-five years into his Nearly Neil journey, Bruce, 54, lives with his wife, Leanne, off the coast of Vancouver, BC on Gambier Island in the Howe Sound. When all touring was suddenly out of the question in early 2020, they adapted to life off-the-road by starting a volunteer essential goods delivery service to ensure food security in their community. Both awarded Gambier Island Citizen of the Year in 2020, and the BC government recognizing their volunteerism with a Medal of Good Citizenship in 2021.

In October 2022, Bobby was able to resume international touring and returned to Europe with a highly successful tour with a newly configured Solitary Band. He leaves in mid-March for his first concert tour in Australia since 2019.

“I am grateful to return to the stage. The last few years were devastating for live arts, and we’re still coming back. I count myself lucky to be able to do what I love.” smiles Bobby Bruce.