The Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society (WRAPS) is a registered charitable organization comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to the promotion of the music, theater and the arts in our local communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Spences Bridge, Walhachin, Lytton and Lillooet. Our endeavors include the annual WRAPS Concert Series, Music in the Park, childrens’ art, music and drama camps, theatrical presentations and workshops, as well as assisting like-minded arts groups from the greater cultural community throughout the area. We strive to promote visionary thinking, professional development and resource sharing which will create sustainable arts and culture programming, develop audiences and deliver positive economic outcomes to our region. We are a member of the British Columbia Arts Council and the BC Touring Council.
The following is an excerpt from a recent informational document created by WRAPS:
WRAPS presentations in Ashcroft, with our theatre productions and workshops, visual arts programs, and kids’ camps, provide almost all the cultural activities in Ashcroft/Cache Creek – the others are provided by our partners, The Sage Sound Singers, The Desert Bells Handbell Choir and the Ashcroft Art Club. We produce and present the Ashcroft Canada Day celebrations, and music and entertainment for our annual local Fall Fair. We are active in our schools and most of our performers do a school presentation. We provide much-needed support to local artists. Our “Plein Air Paint Out” is in its 8th year, and often brings out fifty or more artists to town for three days of painting in the fall.
Our community theatre programs have become the stuff of legends! We engage and enlist an army of volunteers from our local towns and all over our region as actors, directors, stage design and property managers,lighting and audio techs, makeup artists and costume designers. Our many plays, from High Drama to High Farce, children’s shows and musicals and even a little Shakespeare, have consistently been shown to full houses. Our production of “My Fair Lady” in November 2015 absorbed the talents and labor of more than 60 cast and crew members, young and old, and resulted in a 6 show run and filled to capacity every night the school gymnasium that was magically turned into turn-of-the-20th-century London.
**Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society (WRAPS) is a non-profit society incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia to advance the performing and visual arts in the southern interior region of British Columbia, Canada.This WRAPS website provides information and announcements about public and private events, including artistic, musical and theatrical events, produced solely by WRAPS or in collaboration with other arts societies, groups or individuals. WRAPS also as a community service provides at no charge space on this website for announcements and notices about events and activities in which WRAPS has no involvement. Such announcements and notices are provided solely for the information of our communities, readers and WRAPS members, and do not imply that WRAPS itself is involved in, approves of or actively promotes the related events or activities.**