Gordon Carter plays the next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser

Gordon Carter plays the next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser

Food Bank fundraiser at The Mex

Gordon Carter featured as July's 1st Tuesday Fundraiser artist

Enjoy an evening of fabulous music and community spirit on Tuesday, July 7 at the Mex Pub.

Local songwriter Gordon Carter will be performing as special guest of the 1st Tuesday Fundraiser, a popular monthly concert series that supports local charities.  At Carter’s request, this month’s admission proceeds go to the Comox Valley Food Bank Society. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m.

Gordon Carter has recorded two albums, Rivers and Roads and Diary of Coal Town, both showcasing his talent for a descriptive narrative songwriting style, which visits local history, the plight of the working man, as well as songs for sweethearts, heroes and poets. Carter’s songs are about real life, which is why it’s not usual to see him jot down a few notes during a conversation that he thinks make a good line for a song. Songwriter’s love his songs too, and have been performed by other local musicians including Sue Pyper, Tammy Fassaert, Todd Butler, and Meaghan Cursons.  Writing more than great lyrics, Gordon Carter’s guitar picking is pretty easy on the ears too.

Proceeds for the evening will go to the Comox Valley Food Bank Society, located on McPhee Avenue in Courtenay which continues to be a vital resource for many families in the Comox Valley. Both cash and food donation are welcome, however cash donations allow the food bank to purchase items to ensure there is a consistency of nutrition.

The monthly concert series, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by Roy Tai, owner of the Mex Pub who ensures the availability of a venue for these events.

“We’re very grateful for the consistency of his support, because it has allowed this event to evolve into something that has positively affected many different people and groups in the Comox Valley,” says organizer Judy Wing.

Joining hosts Judy and Bruce Wing for the opening set will be violinist Blaine Dunaway, who often donates his talents to this event. Door prizes will be drawn after Gordon Carter’s performance.

For more information about 1st Tuesday Fundraisers, visit even organizers Judy and Bruce Wing. www.judyandbruce.com.

 

 

 

Just Posted

A Saanich man received almost 10 years in Supreme Court in Courtenay for a shooting incident from 2018. Record file photo
Shooting incident north of Courtenay nets almost 10-year sentence

Richard Daniel Vigneault was arrested without incident and faced 16 counts

Danielle Egilson has been awarded a $40,000 post-secondary scholarship with The Cmolik Foundation. Photo supplied
Student from Courtenay’s Vanier Secondary lands prestigious scholarship

Cmolik Foundation provides opportunities for youth who’ve experienced adversity

Poverty is a sad reality for some people in the Comox Valley. Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Project takes a hard look at poverty in the Comox Valley

Objective is to reduce poverty in the Comox Valley by 25 per cent over four years

Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, spoke about the issue of service in the region at a meeting in February 2020. Black Press file photo
Comox Strathcona hospital board wants pathology service back

Board supports move for chair, vice-chair to engage with Island Health on issue

Comox town hall. Black Press file photo
Comox approves 2021 tax rates

Homeowners can expect a 4.95 per cent in their residential tax rates this year

Daily confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day rolling average in white, to May 12, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. preparing ‘Restart 2.0’ from COVID-19 as June approaches

Daily infections fall below 500 Friday, down to 387 in hospital

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
List of Comox Valley restaurants offering take-out, patio dining options

Restaurants in the Comox Valley continue to adapt to government-imposed restrictions in… Continue reading

The only access to 5th Street bridge heading east (toward Lewis Park) is via Anderton Avenue. Photo by Terry Farrell.
Single lane alternating traffic controls on Courtenay bridge now in effect

Single lane alternating traffic on the 5th Street Bridge is now in… Continue reading

Sinikka Gay Elliott was reported missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, May 12. (Courtesty Salt Spring RCMP)
MISSING: Salt Spring RCMP find woman’s car, still seek Island resident

Sinikka Gay Elliott is 5’3” with a slim build and dark brown short hair

Bradley Priestap in an undated photo provided to the media some time in 2012 by the London Police Service.
Serial sex-offender acquitted of duct tape possession in B.C. provincial court

Ontario sex offender on long-term supervision order was found with one of many ‘rape kit’ items

Rich Coleman, who was responsible for the gaming file off and on from 2001 to 2013, was recalled after his initial testimony to the Cullen Commission last month. (Screenshot)
Coleman questioned over $460K transaction at River Rock during B.C. casinos inquiry

The longtime former Langley MLA was asked about 2011 interview on BC Almanac program

Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)
Vancouver photographer’s billboards taken down after complaints about being ‘disturbing’

‘Context is everything’ when it comes to understanding these images, says visual art professor Catherine Heard

Most Read