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Road trip to 2010 Birkenstock

This coming weekend Gates Lake will be rocking with laughter and good tunes as the Birken Lakeside Resort plays host to the second annual Birkenstock festival.

The event features the comedic stylings of Daryl Makk, James Moore and Lauren McGibbon.

Makk performs at comedy clubs across Canada, the U.S., U.K. and Australia, has a one-hour "Comedy Now" special on CBC, has entertained crowds at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and rocked the Melbourne Comedy Fest in Australia. Moore plays shows across North America, founded the longest running open mic Comedy Monday Night in Calgary, and has appeared on CBC's "So You Think You're Funny." Last, but not least, funny lady Lauren McGibbon has been keeping the crowd at Vancouver's Yuk Yuks and Lafflines Comedy Clubs in stitches.

On top of the comedic offerings, the Wrecking Crew band returns to keep the crowds dancing, as Sea to Sky's entertainers Karen Fowlie, Donna Newsom and Christie McPhee join the party. They'll also be hosting a special Producers' Forum, featuring Steven Drake, one of Canada's top record producers (The Odds and The Tragically Hip.)

The event runs from Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13, with feature comedians and live music taking the stage on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and an open mic session hosted by Fowlie held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The Birken Lakeside Resort is located on Gates Lake just 55 kilometres north of Whistler, and tickets are just $20. For more information, visit or call 604-452-3255.



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