When someone picks up a violin at age 5 and masters the instrument like a pro, it's rather clear that they've found their calling. Daniel Gervais, a nominee for "Young Performer of the Year" at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, has successfully crossed over from classical to pure country folk as a captivating fiddler in the Okanagan Valley. The 2011 winner of the Canadian Grand Master Fiddling Championship in Ottawa will be gracing the Valley with a riveting performance, so travellers in the mood for a good toe-tapping show can reserve rooms at the Walnut Beach Resort for the weekend of November 30.
Originally from St. Paul, Alberta, Gervais plays a variety of different fiddle styles, and often plays with one of his most influential teachers, Calvin Vollrath. The musician has a total of six albums under his belt, proving that free time is just not an option for this 25-year-old music prodigy. He also donates his time to the Alberta String Association as the executive director, and has taught a number of classes at various colleges, including Grant MacEwan University.
To catch this spectacular show, travellers just have to contact the Oliver Alliance Church, which will be hosting the event as part of the annual Concert Series. Situated in close proximity to the Walnut Beach Resort, a top-rated Osoyoos hotel, the evening performance is the perfect holiday activity for travellers of all ages.