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Shuswap Lake concert promotes social distancing via boat

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August 12, 2020 - 7:00 AM

To end the summer, a group of Shuswap businesses are hosting a free concert that patrons can enjoy from the socially-distant safety of their boats.

Mike Helfrick, owner of Reds Rentals and Marina in Sicamous, is organizing Shake the Lake 2020, now in its third year. Performances include 80s cover band BROKENTOYZ and country rockers KixxSin.

“I know some of the rental companies are starting to get booked up early for it, which is good,” he said.

The live music kicks off at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 as a way to end the summer season, he said.

“The last couple of years we’ve done it, it’s been great. Everybody is on their own boat so it’s a great social-distanced concert, as you’re with your own bubble on your own boat so no contact. It worked out really well the last few years and this year might be our biggest, just because everyone hasn’t been able to go out and hear much live music.”

The musicians will be located on the roof of The Sea Store in Shuswap Lake near Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park.

“It’s a fun thank you from all the (Sicamous) businesses,” Helfrick said.

Social distancing regulations limiting the number of persons on boats and houseboats haven’t impacted his business this season because he doesn’t rent out larger boats, but he has seen more families renting out boats rather than mixed groups this summer.

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