Lynnea Bruce headlining fundraising concert in Chemainus

This Saturday (Oct. 13), the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association is hosting a fall concert fundraiser with Lynnea Bruce and friends.

The Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association (CNHA) is hosting a fall concert fundraiser this Saturday (Oct. 13), and they’ll be spicing it up with a chili contest.

“We have quite a fun evening lined up,” said Arlene Robinson, CNHA steering committee chair.

“There will be different people bringing their individual chili recipes, and you get to taste a little bit of each one and decide which one you want for your meal.”

Headlining the evening’s entertainment is 15-year-old Lynnea Bruce and the Groove Brothers, who will be performing country and western music.

“She’s been doing a lot of singing in the Valley, and she did about 70 gigs this summer,” Robinson said. “She’s quite well-known.”

The concert will begin with some entertainment from “the Jazz guys,” a group of local parents who like to play music.

Lucy Mistreated, a local youth metal band, will finish off the evening’s performances.

“We’re starting the evening off with something the adults will like,” Robinson said. “Most people like jazz and most people like country/western, but the adults aren’t always too fond of the heavy youth bands.”

There will also be solo performances by Tanisha McLeod and Miranda Kaplin.

Money raised from the concert will be donated to the United Way, which funds Cowichan Neighbourhood House activities.

“Depending how much we raise, part of it comes back to us,” Robinson explained.

To help along the success, there will be a silent auction and a basket raffle for ticket holders to partake in as well.

Tickets for the concert are $10 each, plus an extra $5 if you want to take part in the chili contest. The $5 includes a bowl of chili, bun, salad and beverage.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for advance purchase through the Cowichan Neighbourhood House at 9796 Willow St. in Chemainus or will be for sale at the door.

For more information, call 250-246-3203 or click here.