By: Korie Marshall

The River Gospel Music Festival was held at the Canoe Mountain Rodeo Grounds this past weekend, from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Entertainers from across Canada and the US shared praise and fellowship with local performers and audiences, and two churches in Valemount canceled their usual Sunday services to take part in “cowboy church” under the parachute.

In photos above: Irene Blackman dancing with a variety of beautiful gauze flags, Valley residents who just couldn’t stay sitting; and Mel and Chris Torgerson, some of the organizers, enjoying the show. The crowd stayed relatively dry for the Sunday morning service.