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Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry

Fundraiser Presented by The Sooke Harbour Players, Sooke Region Volunteer Centre, Edward Milne Community School and Mel Dobres

Sooke, BC - The Sooke Harbour Players, Sooke Regional Resources Services, the Edward Milne Community School Society and Mel Dobres are proud to present Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry, at the Edward Milne Community Theatre on November 17th, 2013. A treasured tradition in British Columbia, this fundraiser and one-of-a-kind variety show brings concertgoers together to support the Sooke Food Bank Society on Vancouver Island.

2013 marks the first year the popular show has hit the community of Sooke, though it's been raising money on Vancouver Island in Victoria/Saanichton for the last seven years, totaling over $50,000 in raised funds for food banks. In addition, this year also marks the first year the Opry will expand all the way east to Winnipeg, playing shows between in Victoria, Saanichton, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Bragg Creek. Each Opry show benefits a different charitable organization, and to date the multi-artist event has raised over $150,000 towards charitable organizations such as the Potluck Cafe Society in Vancouver and the Mustard Seen Food Bank and Sidney Lions Club Food Bank on Vancouver Island.

The Grand Cariboo Opry is a highly entertaining show, hosted by Canadian music icon Barney Bentall, who blends humourous and sentimental monologues with a heartfelt set of roots and folk favourites. Bentall is joined by an exceptional roster of friends and guests including Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Ridley Bent, Matt Masters, Wendy Bird, Angela Harris, Neil Osborne, Special Guest Adam Dobres and the Gold Rush Allstars (Geoff Hicks, Rob Becker, Eric Reed, Scott Smith)

The community of Sooke including Mel Dobres (Coordinator), Steve Anderson (Sooke Harbour Players), Marlene Barry (Sooke Region Volunteer Centre) and Thom Sutherland (Edward Milne Community School Society) is proud to invite one and all to a night of great entertainment with the opportunity to give back to the community.

Tickets on sale now at Stick in the Mud Cafe, Shoppers Drugmart, EMCS Community Theatre and on-line at

Eventbrite link to buy tickets with PayPal, Amex, Visa, Mastercard
For more information check us out on FaceBook or email Mel at meldobres@shaw.ca


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