Roxy Raves for July 9
Stevie B and Rhonda will be bidding the Roxy farewell...for now.
Derek Kilbourn photo
The Roxy is Dead! Long Live the Roxy.
The Roxy is closing for at least a year, maybe longer. I want to thank you, Gabriola, it’s been an amazing run. I‘ve had the time of my life.
Fortunately, the opportunity for Stevie B and the Roxy to take a hiatus has presented itself – so in the immortal words of the great Bard:
“If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly.”
But also, in the immortal words of the not so great thespian:
“I vill be bok.”
Meanwhile, down at the Roxy: Nada!
Roxy Futures: Uncertain.
Thought for the day: “Gabe ain’t what it used to be, and it never was.” ~ Johnny Silver
May the gods be with you.
See you next ???.... Gabriola will provide.
In the meantime and between time though, The Sounder asked Stevie B to list off some of the memorable moments in the history of the Roxy Theatre, which opened in the spring of 2006. (Editor’s note: this is the 252nd Roxy Rave!)
Top Five Musical Acts
1. Nathan Tinkham & Cindy Church (my absolute favourite Roxy night)
2. Nathan Tinkham & The Irish Band
3. Nathan Tinkham & Carolyn Mark
4. Frank Patrick & Paul Gellman
5. Dave Lang & The Black Squirrels
A special mention to any Victor Anthony music night and his slide shows.
Other memorable mentions
Then there were all those Roxy Regulars, the groups who were regular sights at The Roxy.
• Boys Night Out
• The Gabriola Cine Club
• Poetry Gabriola
• Lulu Performing Arts Society
• Gabriola Ecumenical Society
• Gabriola Yacht Club
• Gabriola Theatre Festival
• Susan Yates literary events
• Adrienne & Tammy’s Chick Flick Nights
• Radio After Dark
• Sheila Norgate/Kim Nightingale and friends: Chicks On Chicks In Flicks Nights
• Sheila Norgate shows
• Each and every kid’s party was a total treat
• And a lot more that I apologize I can’t remember right now, but most importantly a very special nod to Tsiporah Grignon and all her amazing activist propaganda films (ha!).
There there was the 2011 Vancouver Canucks run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That was the best! To see all that enthusiasm, people with their kids, men and women watching sports together. Can you imagine?
The funniest part, it was by donation, and always full. If the Canucks won I’d get $75 to $100, if they lost, $25 to $35 tops! Ha! I’d love to get to do that again sometime.
The Annual Tintin Festival, which supported the Writer in Residence program at the elementary school. Ah Tintin, that one is really special to my heart – we will have to see. How about we shoot for next summer at the Roxy – you never know....
And to those special people who constantly supported Stevie B and the Roxy: Bruce Mason & Shelagh Rogers rule!
The Sounder’s support is immeasurable and greatly appreciated.
I hope people will remember the Roxy as the most fun they could have, without bleeding, on Gabriola.
Also, know this, if we really want it, the Roxy shall return.