Comox Valley musical duo offering fundraising concert

The Great Plains (also known as Saskia and Darrel) offer a fundraiser Concert for Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women on March 10.

SASKIA AND DARREL are now known as The Great Plains.

The Great Plains (also known as Saskia and Darrel) offer a fundraiser Concert for Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women on March 10.

Darrel spent his first 17 years on the northern Prairies, while Saskia’s lineage is from generations of flatland Dutchmen, so something about wide vistas and big-sky landscapes infuses their art and inspires their writings.

In the middle of March, just about the time the great trumpeter swans fly away to their summer ranges, so are these songbirds off to their seasonal habitat; the open road, big skies, and rooms full of friends and laughter on their travels.

They have toured extensively with Juno Award winners Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy, and have notables like Daniel Powter, Darby Mills, Steve Dawson, Bill Hicks (Powder Blues), and Nolan Murray (Tiller’s Folly) appearing on their 10 CDs.

They still enjoy abundant airplay on CBC and many indie radio stations around the world.

Saskia and Darrel always combine their concert with an awarenss campaign for a local organization that needs help for you. They  to raise some awareness and funds for Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women through this concert.

Stepping Stones is a three-month residential program that offers women who are caught in the destructive cycle of substance dependence/abuse.

Stepping Stones provides a safe and supportive environment for up to six residents where women are presented with a program that is designed to provide the life skills that will enable them to discover personal freedom and empowerment to break the destructive life pattern of addiction.

Stepping Stones is a grassroots organization. It was birthed in 2008 out of the visionary minds and hard work ethic of four committed citizens of the Comox Valley. The house relies mainly on volunteer staff and on donations and contributions from the community.

Their goal is to continue to grow and build this community-based non-profit society so we can continue to build a stronger community one person at a time.

The spring farewell concert by the Great Plains happens this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the lovely landmark Old Church Theatre in Courtenay at 775  Harmston Ave.

Tickets are at Blue Heron Books in Comox or at the Courtenay Alano Club at 543 Sixth St. For more information, call 250-898-7588.

— The Great Plains

Just Posted

Comox resident proposes golf course conversion to park

A Comox resident is hoping he’s not the only one who would… Continue reading

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Taxing Vancouver Island

Big Read: find out which communities are paying the lowest and highest taxes on Vancouver Island

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Murder of Paul Bennett – a respected Peace Arch Hospital worker and ‘champion of sport’ – ‘not random’

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim’s family

Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

Amalgamation fails in North Cowichan and Duncan

North Cowichan says yes, but Duncan says no

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Lawyer fired in B.C. courtroom during trial for dangerous driving causing death

Dustin Dennis Zinter was charged following November 2015 accident near Nanaimo, B.C.

Most Read