Quesnel hosts Canadian folk legend

Gary Fjellgaard, Canadian folk legend, is performing in Quesnel April 29, Northstar Church, 7 p.m. and he’s not coming alone. With him will be award-winning Saskatchewan songwriters and performers Saskia and Darrel.

This concert has another twist. In keeping with Fjellgaard, Saskia and Darrel’s philosophy of helping raise funds for local not-for-profit groups while raising the roof with their energetic, infectious music, 40 per cent of the gross ticket sales will remain with Gold Pan Grannies and Seniors Advocacy Service.

Gold Pan Grannies raise funds, through the Stephen Lewis Foundation, to aid grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren whose parents died of AIDS and other causes. Quesnel’s group is a vibrant bunch of grandmothers and would-be grandmothers dedicated to this cause. The group’s next fundraiser is its plant sale during the Johnson Subdivision garage sale. Also watch for them at the Farmers’ Market.

Seniors’ Advocacy Service serves seniors in other ways through several programs including the newly launched Vital Information Program and Disabled Parking Permit Program as well as providing advocacy assistance through its office at the back of Century 21, Tuesday – Friday.

“We partnered in this project because we have the same goals – helping seniors in Quesnel, Canada and around the world,” SAS’ Susan MacNeill said.

Gold Pan Granny Marie Skinner said one of the Quesnel grannies is connected to Gary Fjellgaard and helped facilitate his performance April 29.

Always a popular performer, Juno- award winner Fjellgaard and his friends Saskia and Darrel present a show filled with hilarious stories, poignant song lyrics and extraordinary harmonies.

Tickets are $20 at Integris Credit Union and Iris. For information contact Lyn, 1-778-414-5330.