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The first show was in 1967. Billed as variety revue, it was presented as a Canadian Centennial project by the Lynden United Church Centennial Choir.

It was so popular that in 1970 , they did it again. The show broadened its focus beyond the church and became the Lynden Community Choir.

Bette Norton was the driving force behind the choir and the Lynden Spring Revue. She was the choir's musical director for many years and president of the board of directors until her retirement in 2006.

In 1990 Roger Girard accepted the conductor's baton from Bette.

The show is self-sustaining from ticket sales. From the proceeds the Lynden Community Choir suports the community in two continuing projects:

  • The funding of the annual Bette Norton Music Participation Awards in 6 local schools.
    (Complete List of winners)

  • A donation to Lynden United Church which, for all these years, has cheerfully let us use its facilities and welcomed our "joyful noise".

  • The "history" pages have more of the story.