A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Andor Tari and his girlfriend Miranda Dahl after Andor suffered a massive stroke on New Years Eve in 2022. Many people in the Bass Coast Festival community know of Andor for his extraordinary work in crafting stages, DJ booths and other site building projects. One really memorable site build is a pirate ship that was built from a bridge that was being disassembled. The pirate ship was used as part of the theme for Bass Coast Festival’s 2015 event, whose theme that year was “Mutiny.” In the years since the ship been seen as an installation art piece for all to enjoy.
Medical imaging scans showed that the stroke caused serious damage to the right side of his brain. According to the campaign, Andor has a positive outlook and referred to this stroke as the “the Stroke of Midnight.” His recovery is going well, but he will need our support to aid in the road ahead.
The aforementioned GoFundMe details the many health struggles Andor Tari has faced over the last several years. In 2018, he was working on Blackcomb’s ski patrol when he suffered from a hip injury that put his carpentry career on hold. Three years later (in March 2021) he had his hip repaired, then suffered his first stroke that November. At the time of the stroke diagnosis, his doctors discovered multiple blood clots. One large blot clot in his heart and multiple in his lungs. In the year following, doctors attempted to determine the cause of the multiple blood clots and discovered that he unfortunately has a stage two cancer. This cancer diagnosis will require that he has an additional surgery to remove his prostate. The good news is that the cancer was caught early enough that it has not spread to his bones.
Andor Tari has played an integral part in the history of Bass Coast Music and Arts Festival. Over the years he has made a variety of creative contributions to Bass Coast and other music festivals. These contributions range from building stages, DJ booths and other site building projects to performing a set at Bass Coast’s Radio Stage in 2019. His contributions don’t stop there. In 2015, he co-founded The Guild Art Collective with Bass Coast founder Liz Thompson. The Guild’s artistic exploits have had the group travel quite a distance to places as far as Florida and Georgia. Additionally, the collective has contributed art installations for festivals close to home. One example being the two tree sculptures at the entrance to the now defunct Pemberton Music Festival in BC.
With all the contributions he’s made and all the help he’s given to the communities he’s lived in – it’s our turn to help him. We hope you get well soon Andor!
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