Christmas at the Clarke changes to Saturday

The popular benefit concert changes from Wednesday to Saturday.

The 12th Annual Christmas at the Clarke benefit concert moves from its traditional Wednesday to Saturday.

One of the most popular family Christmas events in Mission, Christmas At The Clarke is set to take place Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m, at the Clarke Foundation Theatre.

Since it began in 2000, the benefit concert has raised well over $100,000 to support two worthwhile community organizations: the Christmas Bureau and the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley who provide shelters to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

“Both the Christmas Bureau and the Women’s Resource Society desperately need the funding this event provides to allow them to offer the much needed services they provide to people throughout the valley,” said John Agnew, founder and producer of the benefit concert.

This year, organizers have set their goal at $30,000, and thanks to the support from two new sponsors, Fraser Valley Building Supplies and Prospera Credit Union, they are well on the way.

In terms of the show itself, Agnew says he’s excited about the move to Saturday, and wanted people to know about it as soon as possible so they can plan to attend.

He promises a bit of something for everybody’s tastes. There will old Christmas favourites, a little country, blues, rock and roll, and jazz from several of the best entertainers and groups in the valley, including 1066, Horizon and Topaz, to name a few.

The concert has been sold out in the past and now that it has moved to Saturday night, tickets should move quickly.

Tickets are $15 for adults, seniors and students, and $10 for children 12 and under. Agnew said every cent from the gate goes directly to the two charities.

Tickets are available in Mission at London Drugs, Rex Cox Men’s Wear, Murdoch’s Book Shoppe, and Shoppers Drug Mart. For more information or for group tickets call the Clarke Foundation Theatre at 604-820-3961.