Local Doukhobors celebrate 65th annual Union of Youth Festival

The Brilliant Cultural Centre was packed Saturday night as local families took in the 65th annual Union of Youth Festival.

The Doukhobor Youth Choir performs at the 65th annual Union of Youth Festival at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Saturday.

The Doukhobor Youth Choir performs at the 65th annual Union of Youth Festival at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Saturday.

The Brilliant Cultural Centre was packed to the gills Saturday night as local Doukhobor families took in evening talent portion of the 65th annual Union of Youth Festival.

The talent portion featured singers and speakers from throughout the West Kootenays. There was also a Doukhobor Faire which showcased Doukhobor arts and crafts. Today (Sunday) is a psalm study led by Ernie Verigin entitled Connecting Through God Collectively.

Monday featured the always fun Annuals Festival Sports Day at the Brilliant Cultural Centre.