Her Brothers hoist MLA Peter Fassbender up in promotional clip for their Fort McMurray fundraiser.

Fort McMurray benefit concert planned by ‘Her Brothers’

Fort McMurray benefit concert planned by ‘Her Brothers’ band from Aldergrove in Fort Langley on May 21

What do you do when you are a band of brothers and you want to make a difference?

You do what you do best: make music. You put on an concert and invite everyone you know to come and have a great time.

That’s exactly what Aldergrove band Her Brothers is doing in support of the families of Fort McMurray. After seeing the images of homes lost, families fleeing and blazing highways filled with cars, these young guys stood up and said “how can we help?”

With the support of Envision Financial, local MLA Peter Fassbender and MP Mark Warawa these winners of the Langley Has Talent contest are planning an event at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley on Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m. The band hopes to raise $15,000 with the help of the generous people of Langley, and local businesses.

The federal government has said they will match all donations dollar for dollar, which potentially means $30,000 towards the relief effort.

“That would be significant,” says band’s front man Gabe Penner.

Her Brothers is a very engaging and entertaining group of musicians to watch on stage. Inspired by their little sister and a first hand observation of human trafficking, they make music with a positive message.

The band is made up of brothers, Gabe, Josh, Levi and Dad Jonathan Penner. Their music is a mix of current popular covers and catchy original material. They have just recently returned from a tour of schools in Alberta where they shared their message of respect with students, encouraging young men to consider the ways they view and treat women and young women to consider their own self worth.

Tickets are $30 each (every dollar collected goes to Fort McMurray) and are available at Wendel’s Bookstore, online at http://fortmcmurraybenefit.brownpapertickets.com and at the Chief Sepass Theatre Box Office. There will also be a silent auction at the event, supported by local business stepping up daily with donations.

The event is also the first official Miss BC 2016 event, and contestants will be in attendance and receive their sponsor sashes.

For more information contact Teresa Penner at 604-825-2223.

Just Posted

Maple Ridge’s Tiller’s Folly kick off international music series in Surrey

Come Dancing Around the World takes place at the Surrey Arts Centre

Rescuers battle fog, wind, rain on stormy Maple Ridge mountain

Four hikers rescued Sunday in Golden Ears park

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

Guilty plea in Lower Mainland break-and-enter spree

Gordon Vincent Gladstone, 42, was charged with 12 counts relating to a dozen incidents in late 2018

Vancouver police officer hit with bear spray mid-arrest

Officer had been trying to arrest a woman wanted province-wide

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Most Read