The press release from Dawson Creek says …
Northern Lights College, along with the City of Dawson Creek and the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre joined forces to make June 8-9 an unforgettable weekend tribute for acclaimed singer/songwriter Roy Forbes.
The festivities kicked with Forbes receiving an Honourary Arts Degree from Northern Lights College. The degree was conferred on Friday, June 8th 2008 during the Convocation ceremonies at the North Peace Cultural Centre in Fort St. John.
Then, on Saturday, June 9th, the City of Dawson Creek recognized Forbes with a street-naming ceremony that took place at 2 pm. Mayor Calvin Kruk officially unveiled ‘Roy Forbes Drive’ – 11th Street from 96th Avenue to 97th Avenue.
The weekend was capped off on Saturday evening with a fundraising concert at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre, with half of the proceeds going to the KPAC fundraising initiative.