CKUA’s summer festival celebrations continue as we shine some light on Weayaya, Canada’s first and only solar powered music festival! Weayaya was inaugurated in 2013 to demonstrate the viability of solar power as an alternative energy source, and to promote Alberta talent.
On Sunday, July 12, Tony King transported us, through the magic of radio, to this family-friendly music festival on the banks of the Blindman River.
Joining Tony King was Weayaya Solar Powered Music Festival founder Karen Magee. She talked about the spark that lead to the creation of the festival. Joining Karen was former CKUA ukulele choir member Amanda Lemay, who talked about the magic of performing at Weayaya, as well as Weayaya artistic director and musician Shiv Shanks, who shared one of his favourite festival memories:
For more information on other festival takeovers that have happened on the CKUA airwaves this summer, visit our Festival Radio page.