Wal-Mart hosts CD signing for ‘It’s Time to Believe’

KELOWNA, BC - DT (a.k.a. Darryl Taylor) will be at the Kelowna Wal-Mart
Saturday, Sept. 20 to sign copies of his CD, ‘It’s Time to Believe,’ a
fundraising project for those affected by the Okanagan Mountain Park
fire. DT will be at the Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the sale of the CD are going to the Red Cross Fire Relief
Fund, the Yellow Ribbon Campaign and a portion will also go toward the
restoration of the Kettle Valley trestles.

The CD is currently available at Wal-Mart in both Kelowna and Vernon,
the Kelowna Canadian Tire, 30th Avenue Pawn/Sound Ideas in Vernon, and
Mix’n Things in Penticton. They are also available online at

“The response to the song has been overwhelming,” says DT. “And it’s
been really exciting to be able to meet so many people who are just as
eager to help out any way they can, as I am. This is the kind of
community spirit that makes me proud to call the Okanagan home.”

It began the day after a firestorm swept through the southern part of
the city. Taylor himself was affected by the fire as his family was
displaced awaiting word on the status of their home. Feeling helpless
and isolated, Taylor was sitting in his recording studio monitoring the
fire’s growth on a Castanet forum when he noticed others were feeling
the same way. All he could offer to those on the forum was a song of
hope he had written exactly a year earlier. Within 24 hours, the song
had been accessed more than 500 times and it wasn’t long before
Okanagan Valley radio stations began playing the tune.

It has since been labeled as “the anthem of the Okanagan Mountain
fire.” Coincidentally, the opening line of the song mentions overcoming
adversity though a metaphorical fire: ‘Refined by the fire/I’m purified
by the flame.’ And for Kelowna residents, the song’s subsequent message
of needing to believe in love has manifested in an outpouring of
generosity and a strong sense of community this area has never seen

“This has definitely made me a stronger believer in the power of a
song,” said DT.

Taylor is a singer-songwriter-producer who owns a production facility
(Radius Media Group) with partner Vlado Forgac. He has produced a
number of Okanagan Valley recording artists in recent years and is also
the producer and co-host of Outside the Box, a one-hour weekly radio
show featuring independent recording artists on two Valley radio