Cowboy Christmas is a delightful mix of song, story, poetry and drama capturing the “Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas”. Rob Dinwoodie and the band will bring you into the Christmas season by playing both new and favourite Christmas songs and carols that you’ve grown to love. Throughout the show a drama will unfold that will transport you to a Christmas in the early years of BC. Jason Armstrong, popular Okanagan DJ, playwright and actor plays the part of Shorty Pringle of the historic Gang Ranch from the Chilcotin. Jason depicts a cabin-fevered cowboy looking for community in the winter of the late 1800s and the Christmas that changed his view of this occasion.
Rob Dinwoodie has been a singer songwriter for almost 4 decades with many venues and shows under his cowboy belt buckle. A cowboy first and singer songwriter second, Rob has entertained folks from around the world as he and his band Open Range have hosted the popular Cowboy Dinner Show at the Historic Okeefe Ranch just north of Vernon. His style ranges from pure western, country, swing with a touch of bluegrass. Rob and Open Range have recorded 2 albums and are working on their newest recording to be released in 2024.
Ken Mather, popular historian, author and cowboy poet will bring cowboy poetry and his special way of sharing the history of the region. Ken has written 6 books on the BC West and has shared the stage with Rob for many years. His poetry and stories will bring back memories of the historic Okanagan Valley and some of his favorite personalities and Christmases past.
What would Christmas be without a fiddle? Anjuli Dynna joins the musical troupe for this Christmas occasion. She has played for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as well as in popular bands in the valley. Anjuli will entertain the audience with her mastery of this instrument as she both accompanies and plays some of the old-time favourite Christmas songs. Sing along to these favourites and enjoy the arrangements of songs that have made Christmas the favourite season of the year.
Once again this year net proceeds from Cowboy Christmas are directed to our own Common Threads ministry. “There are so many needy folks in our community and Common Threads really fills that gap physically, emotionally and spiritually. So as folks come they contribute to this important ministry of Vernon Alliance Church “ says Rob Dinwoodie.
Cowboy Christmas is sure to bring back fond memories of Christmas and is sure to be the highlight of your family's Christmas season.
Tickets - $30 – Adults
Students - $15
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