The Arts Council thanks the Community for a successful evening!

Thanks to the amazing response and support from the community $3600 was raised for The Stephen Lewis Foundation!!!

Thanks to the amazing response and support from the community $3600 was raised for The Stephen Lewis Foundation!!!

On January 13 the Community Arts Council of Fort St. James and GAGUH hosted an evening of music, featuring blues musician Russell Jackson. This raised funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation that sponsors grandmothers who have to raise their grandchildren due to the overwhelming plight of AIDS in Africa. GAGUH is our local group for the Stephen Lewis Foundation: Grandmothers Assisting Grandmothers Unsung Heroines.  100% of the tickets sales went towards the Foundation and another $525 was given in kind! Again, thank you Fort St. James.

The Arts Council would also like to thank and recognize some individuals that donated their time and energies to the cause:

The sound equipment was donated by Kevin & Mia Moutray of Vanderhoof,

Jason Harasti donated his time as the sound tech., Sam Rasmussen for the space, Margo & Rick Claughton, hosted the musicians free of charge, Bill & Ingrid Phillips played a repertoire of their own music and some old classics, Lisa Striegler, Scott Klassen and, Valerie Pagdin from Vanderhoof, performed, and local singers Annie Thatcher and Mel Chesnutt, JoAnne Alexander, of GAGUH, Mary Willick and, Mel Chesnutt for coordinating the event, and Wayne Cochrane for his muscles!

Another thanks to the performers for a great show and we hope to have them back sometime:

Russell Jackson (vocalist and bass) from Mission, BC, Max Jones (drums) from PG and Mike Smith (guitar) from PG.

 

 

 

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