Local band Revolving Doors will be getting the audience grooving for the Hi Neighbour Day Dance on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Errington War Memorial Hall. — Submitted by Errington War Memorial Hall

Folk rock rhythm for Hi Neighbour dance

Errington event to feature Revolving Doors band, kid’s activities, zucchini races

It’s the 48th year for the Hi Neighbour Day event in Errington, and organizers are capping it off with performers who have their own deep history to the area.

The Revolving Doors will be taking the stage at the Errington War Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. for the Hi Neighbour Day Dance, which finishes off Hi Neighbour Day on Saturday, Aug. 19.

A folk-rock band with multi-instrumentalist members, the group was originally known as the Alumni Band as most of the members were from the same Grade 3 class at the old Parksville Elementary School.

The group is now known as the Revolving Doors for their often-changing line-up of talent and the band’s propensity to switch instruments with each other.

Multi-instrumentalists Bill Naylor, John Lundine, Dean Williams and Ade Barnum are all from pioneer families in the area, while ukelele-specialist Liz DeBarros is a more recent addition to the local music scene.

The group is set to bring its high spirits and energy, and channel it to the crowd Saturday, Aug. 19.

But that’s after various other events taking place earlier Saturday as part of Hi Neighbour Day.

The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast in the hall served by the local volunteer fire department.

The Errington Farmers Market will be in full swing at 10 a.m., with a world music concert taking place at the same time.

In the market pavilion, there will be free face painting, and costumes to try on for a parade at 12:30 p.m., the Greater Errington Zucchini Races at 11 a.m. and much more.

Tickets for the dance are $15; doors open at 7:30 p.m. A DJ will follow the Revolving Doors, and the festivities will continue until about midnight.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth Natural Foods in Qualicum Beach, at the Errington Store or at the door.

For more details, go to www.erringtonhall.ca/hnd.htm.

— NEWS Staff/Errington War Memorial Hall