Generous musicians ask you to give, too

This Friday, the Comox Valley gathers once again to Give A Little Bit at the Waverley Hotel for local emergency shelters.

Bobby Herron is among a large array of local musical talent performing Friday at the Waverley Hotel.

Bobby Herron is among a large array of local musical talent performing Friday at the Waverley Hotel.

This Friday, the Comox Valley gathers once again to Give A Little Bit at the Waverley Hotel for local emergency shelters.

Every December, big-hearted musical artists from our community come together in the village of Cumberland to celebrate the season and offer their musical skills and talent to help raise some funds for Lilli House and the Salvation Army emergency shelter.

Many will deal with poverty, homelessness and related mental and physical health issues over the Christmas holidays. Depression, stress, and incidents of family violence often increase over the holidays as people struggle to cope with the financial and emotional pressures of Christmas and the winter doldrums.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be able to give just a little bit to those who are hurting this time of year,” says event organizer Bobby Herron. “We all get to be part of an incredible evening of music and community spirit and all we need to do is bring a song, some food or a cash donation.

“Music and the spirit of giving have always contributed to a more vibrant, healthy community as people seek down-to-earth, soul-elevating experiences to ground them.”

Performing Friday evening will be Mary Murphy and Paul Keim, Brodie Dawson, Sue Pyper, Luke Blu Guthrie, Judy and Bruce Wing, Shawn Pigott,  Pamela Tessmann, Bobby Herron, Archie Pateman, Des Larson, Corwin Fox, Helen Austin and the fabulous Dukes Of Dodge.

These amazing artists will be joined by a few special guests on percussion, backing vocals and more.

Friday, Dec. 9 is the one night of the year when you can see and hear so many of the best singer/songwriters and musicians of the Comox Valley all in once place.

The music begins at 8 p.m. sharp. If you come early, you can sample some delicious food from the Waverley’s brand new menu and get a great seat for the evening.

— Give A Little Bit