Serenade your sweetheart

Singing telegrams will raise money for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Serenade your sweetheart

Not everyone can profess their love in song, but this Valentine’s Day Rayne Beveridge and his merry band of singers will once again make that wish a reality for the smitten lady or lad who lacks vocal chops.

Sixteen singers from Beveridge’s Glee choirs have mastered four passionate ditties to belt out as singing telegrams this year.

Their repertoire includes Northern Downpour by Panic at the Disco, Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis, More than Words by 80s rock band Extreme and Nowhere with You by Joel Plaskett.

The singing telegrams costs $30 – half of which will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“The fundraiser was a success last year,” says Beveridge, a teacher at Maple Ridge’s Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts.

“We sang for 14 lucky people, and it was an altogether rewarding experience.  We gave people a great gift, made a few ladies cry, had a lot of fun, and raised money for charity.”



Rayne Beveridge and his singers will deliver singing telegrams to your Valentine on Friday, Feb. 10 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. as well as Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

To book a telegram, call Rayne at 604-716-3057 with your sweetheart’s name and address.

Pay for the telegram before Feb. 10. You can drop chocolates and flowers to be delivered with the telegram at the Bergthorson academy, No. 21 – 22621 Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge by 2:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.