Organizers of a famine relief concert for the drought in the Horn of Africa in Qualicum Beach Thursday are urging everyone to come out and support the effort or donate if they can’t make it.
There are people struggling everywhere, organizers point out, but not to this devastating degree, referring to the tens of thousands who have already died.
According to the UN, over 11 million people are in need of life-saving aid due to drought in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia and all proceeds from the local concert and silent auction evening will be matched by the federal government.
Supported by the Town of Qualicum Beach and the Sunrise Rotary Club, among many other community groups and businesses, the evening will include performances by the Qualicum School of Dance, Phil and Ben Dwyer and others.
Local restaurants will provide appetizers and there will be wine, beer, coffee and desserts available.
Admission will be by donation and people who cannot attend can still donate through the Coastal Credit Union (account Somalia Relief Fund QB – 737050).
To perform, donate to the silent auction or for more information call Lynette Kershaw 250-752-1508 or Jean Young 250-954-8904. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., this Thursday, August 11 at the Civic Centre for the 7 to 9:30 event