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A Tribute to Dusty Rhodes

posted on 10:19 AM, June 15, 2012
Dusty Rhodes, a veteran technical director and esteem colleague, passed away suddenly on Sunday June 10 in his hometown of Nanaimo BC. Dusty was a long time supporter of CITT and served on the CITT BC Section board for several years.  He was also part of the CHRC'S Expert Working Group in drafting the Entertainment Rigger chart of competences and profile in 2007.

As a tribute, we are sharing an anecdote that Don Parman (Past BC Section Chair) wrote back in 2006 that was published in StageWorks. Every picture tell a story. Sincere condolences to family and friends. So long Dusty, we will miss you dearly. 

Passing the flame

There are few times in your life that you get the chance to thank the people that helped you get where you are. I have that opportunity right now, and I would like to take it. Four years ago I started running the Vancouver Folk Music Festival site. Dusty Rhodes was there before me and he helped forge my passion for this festival.

The photo that follows captures how I will always remember Dusty. It was July 15th when I took this photo, behind the Mainstage at the 29th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, located at Jericho Beach in Vancouver BC. Dusty is a past TD of the festival, and I am the current TD.  He is one of the people responsible for me getting this position. 

DustyRhodesVancouverFest2006.jpg

This is a thank-you. 
Plain and simple.

Thanks Dusty.
Thanks for your time.

- Don Parman, August 2006

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A get-together for Dusty Rhodes
Sunday June 17 at 2:00 p.m. in Nanaimo
91 Garner Crescent, Nanaimo
(off Wakesiah ave at foot of Bowen Rd)

Bring a Dusty’ism, story, song...we all know there were many.
Coffee, tea, snacks will be provided, please bring your preferred refreshments.
Thank you from Jace, Nico, Joelle

FOR OUR LOWER MAINLAND FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES: Dusty's sister Judy Rhodes will be organizing a Vancouver celebration of Dusty's life towards the end of July. Judy will post the information soon. 
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