Hess returns for 14th annual Christmas at the Clarke

The event has raised more than $200,000 for two organizations

The most popular family Christmas event of the season, Christmas At The Clarke, is set this year for Dec. 18 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission.

As usual, the entertainment will be fantastic, headlined once again by Mission’s own Kenny Hess. In addition to Hess, there will be something for everybody’s tastes: old Christmas favourites, blues, rock and roll, gospel and jazz from a number of great groups including Horizon and Sweet. It’s an affordable, fun-filled night of family entertainment that is not to be missed, and has become a well-attended show each year.

In addition to the entertainment, there will be a silent auction where items donated by businesses and individuals from around the valley will be sold. There is also a raffle, offering a television, a bike and an e-reader as prizes.

Since the concert began in 2000, it has raised more than $200,000 to support the Mission Christmas Bureau and the transition houses operated by the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, which provides assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 12 and under. All proceeds go to the two organizations.

Tickets are available in Mission at London Drugs, Rex Cox Men’s Wear, English Tarts restaurant, Shoppers Drug Mart, Prospera Credit Union and Fraser Valley Building Supplies, and in Abbotsford at the House of James. For more information or for group tickets call show founder and producer John Agnew at 604-826-4903 or the Clarke Theatre at 604-820-3961.

This year’s event is sponsored by Prospera Credit Union, Fraser Valley Building Supplies, Country 107.1, Star 98.3 and Black Press.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Man, 19, dies in shooting on Ross Road in Abbotsford

Victim was airlifted to hospital Monday afternoon, but died shortly afterwards

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day ceremonies in Mission

The event began with a parade, followed by a ceremony at the Clarke Theatre and then at the Cenotaph

‘Weird Al’ brings Strings Attached tour to Abbotsford next summer

Legendary musical satirist performs with full symphony orchestra

Sport psychologist Roger Friesen to speak in Mission

Mission Sports Council speaker series next event set for Nov. 20

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Surging Rangers beat visiting Canucks 2-1

Goalie Lundqvist ties Plante on all-time wins list

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

Residents to choose in a non-binding vote on Tuesday whether they want city to bid on 2026 Olympics

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

Touching note left on Lower Mainland veteran’s windshield

A veteran is hoping the writers of a note know how much he was touched by their kind words.

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Most Read