Voting for the chance of Williams Lake to hold a country music concert will soon close.
Coors Banquet public relations manager, Jessica Teixeira says the whole reason they hold a national search for Canada’s proudest small town that also has a big love for county music is that Coors Banquet was born and is still brewed in Golden, Colorado-a town of just 20,000 residents.
“That small-town pride definitely does run through the brewer’s vine and all of those themes are very much present in the lives of people who live in small towns-hard work, never taking shortcuts, working for everything you want to achieve, those are all themes of country and that is why Coors Banquet has always associated with country music,” she says.
“Coors Banquet One Horse Town really came to be as an opportunity to celebrate country music, the thematics in country music, stay true to our small town roots, and to really find a way to reward other small towns in Canada through an amazing country concert.”
Submitted nominations to hold a country music concert on September 15, 2018, featuring Dallas Smith, Tim Hicks, and Kira Isabella were narrowed down to 6 top finalists including Williams Lake.
Voting will close Sunday, July 15 at midnight.
“There are economics impacts of course, and there’s just the bringing together of a community and a small town,” says Teixeira.
“You realize how close you are when you rally together for a common goal, and then before you know it you’re sitting there watching a street that you walk by every single day not thinking anything of it perhaps all of a sudden turn this concert ground.”
Coors Banquet One Hose Town took place last year in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
This year’s winner will be announced on July 23.
“Regardless of the outcome, this is an excellent ‘good news’ opportunity for Williams Lake to be seen across Canada, and raise awareness of the beautiful city that we call home,” said Beth Veenkamp, Economic Development Officer for the City of Williams Lake.
“Any opportunity to shine a light on our city and the supportive community that we have here is a good thing for Williams Lake, particularly when we get that spotlight at no cost to our taxpayers”.