SPCA hosts Virtual Elvis Scott MacDonald

Saturday night fundraising event to help the local animal shelter

Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

The Parksville SPCA is serving up something a little hotter than the usual kibble on Saturday as they present a hunka’ hunka’ burning love at the Eaglecrest Golf Course.

The event, said SPCA shelter manager Nadine Durante, is a dinner and show featuring Scott MacDonald, known by his stage name as The Virtual Elvis.

MacDonald’s singing career started early as a member of Ottawa’s magnificent Christ Church Cathedral choir.

His musical direction changed dramatically in the early 1990s when he happened to hear Elvis performing American Trilogy on TV and was spellbound by The King’s performance. At that moment he committed himself to a life long study of Elvis’ life and his music.

He practiced his performances on friends and family and was soon entertaining at various venues throughout Ottawa. His talent was quite evident and he soon quit his day job to devote his time to his musical career.

Since then MacDonald has delighted thousands across the country from Halifax to Vancouver Island.

Saturday’s show will see participants enjoy a 1950s-style dinner, which will include a vegetarian option. As well there will be a silent auction and 50/50 draw. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 and Elvis shaking his pelvis at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for $30 can be purchased at the shelter, located at 1565 Alberni Highway.

For more information call the shelter at 250-248-3811.