The Celtic band 1066 will be performing in Mission as part of the popular fundraising concert Christmas at the Clarke.

The Celtic band 1066 will be performing in Mission as part of the popular fundraising concert Christmas at the Clarke.

Christmas at the Clarke line up set

Annual Mission fundraising concert hopes to attract more than 700 spectators.

There is still time to get tickets to one of the most popular holiday concerts in the Fraser Valley.

On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7pm. the annual Christmas at the Clarke showcase will take place in Mission. A crowd of more than 700 is expected to show up at the Clarke Foundation Theatre for the annual fundraiser.

“This year we brought back some of the favorites of shows past,” said the benefit’s founder and producer, John Agnew.

“It promises to be the best benefit we have ever put on! Please be sure to get your tickets, get some friends to join you: your bridge club, your poker group, your church group, fill the theatre to capacity again and enjoy what has been called the best Christmas show in the Fraser Valley.”

Christmas at the Clarke is truly a community success story. It is far more  than just  a wonderful Christmas event for the entire family.

Since it began in 2000, this community has pulled together to make this benefit the most successful of it’s kind in the valley. Over the years it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help two important groups – the Mission Christmas Bureau and the shelter programs for victims of domestic violence and abuse operated by the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley.

Proudly sponsored by Prospera Credit Union,, Fraser  Valley Building Supplies, Envision Financial, Country 107.1, Star 98.3, Aldergrove Credit Union, Black  Press, Rotary Clubs, Sasquatch Kinsmen Club and many local businesses, individuals and church groups this benefit has become a major source of funds for the two groups.

The professional and semi-professional entertainers all donate their time for this event. As a result of that community support,  hundreds of families have been given food and warm clothing. Women and children who have had to literally escape an abusive and often dangerous environment have been given safe shelter and helped to get back on their feet with a new start.

As always, there is a great show planned including Kenny Hess who was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Hess is going to entertain the audience with the voice and personality that has made him one of this country’s finest performers.

Boilie’s Goat will be back, playing the mix of blues and ballads that audiences everywhere love to hear.

That Celtic band with an attitude, 1066, will be there and will have the audience singing along with them in no time.

The fabulous group Horizon will also be there and will dazzle the audience with the blues, jazz, rock and roll mix that makes them so popular.

Tickets are only $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for children 12 and under, and people are asked to bring donations to the food bank as well.

Tickets are available in Mission at London Drugs, Rex Cox Men’s Wear, Shoppers Drug Mart, Prospera Credit Union, Fraser Valley Building Supplies and your local credit unions.

They are also available in Abbotsford at House of James. For group tickets or for more information call the Theatre at 604-820-3961.