For the second year in a row, International recording artist and performer Alex Cuba will perform a benefit concert for epilepsyQuesnel’s (eQ) Purple Day 2018 fundraising campaign March 3 at the Occidental.
As a musician, Cuba is passionate first and foremost about his music. It’s what gets him out of bed every day and what sustains him through life’s ups-and-downs, he says.
The reason Cuba was willing to perform for the eQ fundraiser, which is gathering funds for the addition of two beds in Vancouver General Hospital’s Seizure Investigation Unit – the only facility of its kind in British Columbia, is the musician lost a close musician friend, who died from a seizure in his shower.
“You know most people look at a disease and it seems far away until its your family or someone close to you,” Cuba says.
As a frequent traveller of this province, Cuba, who makes his home in Smithers, has a favourite stop along the main artery of the province. He loves Granville’s Coffee in Quesnel.
Cuba has also performed for students in Chuck Mobley Theatre and has fond memories of the overwhelming response from the students.
“I love inspiring young people to follow their passion and not look at the superficiality of the music industry.”
Last year’s concert was a sold-out success and organizers are expecting the same this year, so get you tickets now for the March 3 concert.
Remember to bring your wallet, as there are also dessert and silent auctions.
Tickets are available at the Occidental. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.