Preview—7th annual Grand Cariboo Opry fundraiser at the Vogue Theatre, Dec 8
– by Fatimah Yasin
Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry are having their yearly fundraiser at the Vogue theatre on Saturday, Dec 8.
Two generations of Canada’s country musicians come together this Saturday to celebrate a continuing tradition. There will be storytelling and performances by a roster of guests including Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Wendy Bird, Kendel Carson and Matt Masters to name a few. The show will be hosted by Barney Bentall, who has been present since the inception of the Grand Cariboo Opry.
Through it, he has been instrumental in creating a sense of community within the music industry. With the release of his album Flesh & Bone on Nov 13, perhaps he’ll do a bit of storytelling of his own. Proceeds of the fundraiser will go to the Potluck Café Society.
The Potluck Cafe Society is a social enterprise that incites change in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by addressing peoples’ basic needs. In the past six years, the proceeds have contributed to job creation and the distribution of over 40,000 nutritious meals to people living in this area. The meals are a product of the Potluck Café Society’s café and catering business.
Tickets are available online at the Vogue Theatre website.