75th Creston Valley Blossom Festival: Message from the president

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Joanna Wilson is the president of the Creston Valley Blossom Festival.

As president of the Creston Valley Blossom Festival Association in 2016, on behalf of committee members I am pleased to welcome residents and visitors alike to the 75th annual Creston Valley Blossom Festival.

In 1941 it all began with the Creston Lions Club carnival. In the ensuing 75 years, the annual spring festival has commemorated many historical milestones, while providing a full schedule of events for all ages on the May long weekend.

This year is no exception. The opening ceremony features the announcement of the citizen and junior citizen of the year, and the following concert features the Beatles tribute band Fab Fourever.

The four-day festival includes the homecoming Diamond Dinner Dance, an evening of entertainment and history honouring past Blossom Festival queens.

Wings and Wheels, a new event, shows classic cars and planes at the Creston Valley Regional Airport.

Parades, street fairs and concerts in the park combine to celebrate the 75th “diamond” Creston Valley Blossom Festival. Further details of the weekend’s events can be found at www.blossomfestival.ca.

It is time to celebrate spring in the Creston Valley!

Joanna Wilson, President

Creston Valley Blossom Festival