Geographic Territory Covered
The Okanagan Town Crier has participated and remains available to participate, in events across the Okanagan Region, from Vernon to Naramata.
As well, he was invited to perform in Vancouver, for the Children's Wish Foundation, at their annual "Heroes Challenge" event, celebrating the granting of wishes for 14 children.
This broad territory is possible because the Okanagan Town Crier is not associated with a particular community as its Official Town crier.
Breadth of Actual Duties Performed
The Okanagan Town Crier has performed for individuals, businesses, civic organizations, media (CBC Radio) and service clubs.
The Okanagan Town Crier has been invited to participate with fund-raising events, fun-raising events, restaurant re-openings, award dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement celebration, art show, Life Membership award, major community events, not-for-profit events, sesquicentennial events, entertainer introductions, car show (Lake Country), fashion show, celebration of Life. etc. As well, the Okanagan Town Crier has simply showed up at some events as a roving character, to add colour and interest to those events.
Duties have ranged from being a colourful roving character to being the keynote speaker at an annual event. These have included being the Emcee at several events (including a 260 person banquet), introducing the Emcee, doing numerous CRYs, being a greeter, promoting participation for an event, doing off-site promotion for a business, being a parade entry (3 communities), announcing an event in process.
In short, the Okanagan Town Crier has done and will do whatever is required to help make an event extraordinary!
Images and Videos of several of these events are presented under the "Happenings" header, Gallery section.
Scope of Liveries (Uniforms) Used
The Okanagan Town Crier has one traditional livery (see photo above), plus many more outfits developed for specific events or aspects of life in our communities. As new events are introduced, unique additions are made to the livery to add to that specific occasion. For heat of Summer, this Crier has two linen outfits (white, beige), complemented with various-coloured (red, black, white, peach, blue) accessories (top hat, cummerbund, hankie and ascot).
The main livery components of the traditional Town Crier uniform are described in "History" Header, Livery Section),
The Summer livery is reminiscent of our turn of nineteenth to 20th century founder, John Robinson, with stove-pipe pants and top hat..
Added liveries include a lumberjack outfit (refer to video in Gallery) for one of our earlier industries, a Superman outfit for child-related events (Mrs. Town Crier has a Super Girl matching outfit), a First Nations attire, and a oaring Twenties presentation to celebrate 100 years in the past.
Unique additions include such things as a beard, cape and candy-cane staff for Christmas-related events.