Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Tribute to Reg Pretty - A Community Builder

Arts Under the Stars (AUS), our Town's outdoor summer concert series, starts the first week in July. More on that in a later post.

AUS reminds me of Reg Pretty.  Reg was a stall-worth in the early years of AUS. He was the sound man, the lights man, the spare instrument man, and the goto man. I had the privilege of helping him.

Reg passed away earlier this year after a battle with cancer. It was a loss to his family, the school system where he had taught for years before retiring in 2001 (He was my kid's favorite substitute) and the community. He was one of the, what we call "usual suspects" of volunteers that you know will be there if you need them.

Clarenville was better because of Reg - and we miss him.

Last weekend his family put together a Memorial Concert that served to remember him and to mark the beginning of the Reg Pretty Memorial Scholarship. It was a great celebration of his life and his legacy. I hope you enjoy these selected clips found below - I know Reg would have.


 A Tribute to Reg Pretty - His Boys play some Favorites
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A Tribute to Reg Pretty - Newfoundland
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A Tribute to Reg Pretty - OPA
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 A Tribute to Reg Pretty - Karle Sharpe 
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 A Tribute to Reg Pretty - The Legend of Jigger Faced Joe (read by Craig Pardy) 
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A Tribute to Reg Pretty - Stephen Pretty - Thunder Road
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A Tribute to Reg Pretty - Phantom 4
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 A Tribute to Reg Pretty - Finally
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