Father's Day: A son remembers

I humbly share this Father's Day story from my good friend, Nico Boeston.

Nico is a doer in town or perhaps you could more aptly call him a creator. Behind some of the most creative events or gatherings in Kelowna, Nico's hand is guiding their creation or promotion. I won't have time to let you know about his latest festival in a full post but if you're looking for something unique this Canada Day take some time to check out the next evolution of Lille Gard http://www.castanet.net/events/lille_gard_2012_-_music_and_arts_festival/9797.

We ran a story on last years event too: http://www.castanet.net/news/What-s-On/62896/The-little-concert-that-could

But let's get back to the main story. For Father's Day, Nico wanted to share a song and story that he wrote about his dad. This Father's Day, connect with your dad or perhaps connect with the legacy that remains.

"3 years after my dad died of cancer, I had an incredibly life-like dream where I not only saw my dad, but encountered him in a way that changed my life. This song is a response to that encounter and dedicated to my dad, my best friend, and encourager until his last breath: Henk Boesten (1948 – 2008)


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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet does not warrant the contents.

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