Save the Golden Spike Days Festival Fundraiser

One of the highlights of the year here in the V3H is the Golden Spike Days Festival, held every July at Rocky Point Park. With music, food, and plenty to do for the kids; Golden Spike is going into its 34th year in 2010. That being said, not all is Golden at the festival these days. Government funding has been cut and financial support from other sources has been on the decline . The festival instituted a required admission fee last year, but more is needed in order to keep the yearly event alive.

So this year, the Festival Society will be hosting a string of events leading up to the festival. It all begins on Friday, January 29th with a concert at the Evergreen Cultural Centre featuring Canadian favourite, Barney Bentall.

Barney has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene for over 20 years. With his band the Legendary Hearts, they had a string of 5 studio albums that reached Gold or Platinum status in Canada between 1988 and 2000.

Here’s “Something to Live For” from their debut album in 1987.

The concert will take an acoustic journey through Barney’s career highlights, right up to his latest album “The Inside Passage

The concert also features local country artist Nikki Werner. You may recognize Nikki from her gigs at the Festival as well as the Point Pub here in Port Moody. I am completely biased, as I went to high school with her husband Kris, so I’ll let her incredible voice speak for itself (Kris is the guitar player in this video)

So here are the details of how you can enjoy a great evening of music, as well as support one of our favourite local events.

When: Friday, January 29th. Doors, Bar and lobby entertainment at 7:30, music begins at 8:15.

Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre. 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Tickets: $30 (taxes included), from the Evergreen Box Office or through members of the Golden Spike Days Festival Committee.

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