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I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in the recent Zoophorus music festival for putting on a fantastic day of entertainment. I was impressed at the foresight of Tourism Whistler and the municipality for endorsing the event and I’m especially thankful to the nearby residents whose co-operation was essential.

The folks at Upstream Entertainment provided excellent organization and created a fun-filled atmosphere for families, locals and visitors to celebrate music, dance and the end of summer. The large local turnout was amazing and the high respect for neighbours at the end of the concert was another testament to the spirit of people who live here.

Thanks to everyone who made this event possible and I sincerely hope the success will allow for future festivals.

Mike Mills



I was one of the lucky people who were able to attend the sold out Zoophorus music event at the "Boot Fairgrounds" Saturday, Aug. 31 st . I would like to thank the principals Yanni and Derek of upstream entertainment for having the courage and vision to have an all-day, all-ages event with this calibre of musicianship.

I would be remiss in not acknowledging the nearby residents for putting up with the traffic and noise that day. I hope it wasn’t too much of a burden for you. I know your attitude was appreciated and I am hoping the level of respect when the music stopped just before 9 p.m. and the quiet exit of the concertgoers was also noticed. Further to that, the RMOW allowing the event and the Boot helping with the finishing touches also deserve kudos!

I hate letting a secret out of the bag but here goes: if you ever see an advertisement for an UPSTREAM ENTERTAINMENT event GO. Over the years these gentlemen have raised the bar for live entertainment venues in Whistler. Keep up the good work boys and thank you.

Rick Clare



Zoophorus Festival, 2002

On Saturday, Aug. 31 st the Boot Pub and Shoestring Lodge hosted the first Zoophorus Music festival. The event was a huge success and I wish to express my thanks to all those who worked so hard to make it happen. Special thanks go to Derek, Yani, Rob, Darrell and all at Upstream Entertainment, Paul, Coco, Effe, Rainbow and all the staff who volunteered their time. To our Sponsors: Molson, Coca-cola, Mark Anthony Wines and Cascadia Wines. Gary from Sysco for providing food. Sabre rentals for all your support and efficiency and Intrawest for providing a seasons pass for our raffle.