The Weyburn Young Fellows celebrated 100 years of service to our community by giving back to the community a concert event like none ever before held in Weyburn.
Four thousand people purchased or won tickets to the show, which featured performances by Brayden King, Dan Cugnet, and Tenille Arts, who are all from Weyburn, and the headline act was Hunter Brothers.
"We just wanted to give something back to the community, make it affordable for everyone to come to see a really awesome lineup, and I think we were able to do that," shared event co-chair Todd Bedore. "You get kind of a high when you're at an event like that, and we will have to rewind and see how everything worked out on the financial side, and there's definitely a need for something like this in Weyburn, but we would never commit until we see what's going on in the future."
Bedore added in spite of the fact the event wasn't a fundraiser, they hope to be able to give away some more money this year.
"We had over 250 volunteers on site as well, so lots of different groups helping us out from set up to tear down to a little bit everything," he noted. "So a shout out to Vermilion Energy, Weyburn Minor Hockey, Weyburn Minor Ball, Weyburn Minor Football, the Silver Seals (swim club), the Weyburn Beavers, the Weyburn Credit Union, we had the Curling Club, the Scouts there, you know, just everybody, the YF wives, and obviously the young fellows of Weyburn, the Weyburn Police, volunteer firefighters. It was just a huge community effort."
President of the Young Fellows of Weyburn, Chad Bailey, said they received, "an amazingly positive response from those who attended."
"The project was a home run for us, but we couldn't do it alone," he told Discover Weyburn.
"We had help with every aspect of the event from sponsorship, set up, concert operations, clean up and tear down. The Club wants to extend a huge thank you to each one of those organizations and people that helped, many hands make light work. To the community that attended and supported the event, we thank you, thank you for allowing this to be a smooth-running event, and thank you for your support over the last 100 years. To the Club Members and The YF Wives, this Club never ceases to amaze me and makes me very proud to be a part of. As some wise member would say, 'every job is a self-portrait, and I believe we rocked it."
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