Komasket Festival 2010 was a success!
If you were nopt at the Komasket Festival this weekend you
missed out! Wow. What a festival. There are so many factors
that go into making this festival so amazing but it all starts from
a core group of dedicated and hard working people working all
year long. Gogo Bonkers performed in the Komasket Kids Zone
and we had a blast. Darren James made sure we had all we needed
and organizers did a wonderful job of providing enlightening activites
and entertainment for the children and families.
Which brings me to the importance of having festivals that are family
focused, no drug and no alcohol events, like Komasket. The postivite
energy flowed through the air and hearts and permeated into peaceful,
giggly and loving interactions with friends, musicians, volunteers and
strangers all weekend long.
Komasket is held on the sacred pow wow grounds of the Okanagan indian band.
Their representative (sorry I cannot remember his name) opened the festival
with his group, the Little Hawk Drummers, children dancers and then a huge
friendship circle. A he also told the audience of what the word Komasket means.
He said that many many years ago, when the land was only inhabited by
several different indian tribes, they would battle periodically on the land
bordering the north end of Okanagan lake. So, loosely translated, Komasket
means, a place of many battles.
So, to celebrate peacefully all weekend long with friends, family and strangers
on the land with such a past speaks to the goodness of people, the power of
people, the need for people to work together for a healthy and creative future.
Thank you Komasket,