The band Horizon is one of several musical groups that will perform at the annual Christmas at the Clarke fundraiser in Mission. This year’s show is set for Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

The band Horizon is one of several musical groups that will perform at the annual Christmas at the Clarke fundraiser in Mission. This year’s show is set for Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

Christmas at the Clarke returns to Mission for the 17th year

Since it began in 2000, this benefit concert has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support two worthwhile community organizations.

The annual Christmas at the Clarke concert is set to take place Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre in Mission.

As usual, the entertainment lineup features some great names and will be headlined once again by Kenny Hess.

In addition to Hess, there will be something for everybody’s tastes – old Christmas favorites, blues, rock and roll, gospel and jazz – from three of the Fraser Valley’s favorite groups: 1066, Horizon and Boilie’s Goat.

It promises to be a fun-filled night of family entertainment.

Since it began in 2000, this benefit concert has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support two worthwhile community organizations – the Christmas Bureau and the Transition Houses operated by the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, which provide assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

Doors to this year’s showcase open at 6 p.m. and seating starts at 6:30 p.m.

Last year there were a few empty seats so John Agnew, the show’s founder and producer, is encouraging everyone to come out that night, bring their family and friends to enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment and show how this community pulls together to support those who are less fortunate.

“This benefit is an example of how the people here help and support each other. You will have a great time and, just as importantly, you will be helping hundreds of people who really need that help. It just doesn’t get better than that,” said Agnew.

“The benefit can still use more individual and business sponsorships, so if you would like to get involved in this worthwhile community event and have your business listed in our program, seen by over 700 people that night, please give me a call. We need all the help we can get.”

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 12 and under, every cent of which goes directly to the two organizations.

They are available in Mission at London Drugs, Rex Cox Men’s Wear, Shoppers Drug Mart, Prospera Credit Union and Fraser Valley/Rona. For information, call the Clarke at 604-820-3961 or John at 604-217-1863.


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