The next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser event at the Mex Pub features singer/songwriter Sue Pyper, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
This will be a relaxing evening of heartfelt music, raising awareness and money for the Comox Valley Hospice Society. Pyper has a longstanding involvement with hospice, not only in the Comox Valley, but also in the UK, from where she originates.
The evening starts with an opening set by event organizers Judy and Bruce Wing. Admission to the evening concert is by donation, and thanks to the ongoing sponsorship of the Mex Pub, 100 per cent of the evening proceeds go to the charity.
Come on out to enjoy some fine music and a monthly helping of community spirit.
Volunteers from the Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) will be at the door to offer receipts, as well as information about their organization and their community programs upon request.
Food donations for the Comox Valley Food Bank are also welcome and will be collected at the door.
Pyper is well known in the Comox Valley as an award-winning songwriter and contributor to the community. She has released two CDs, Before You Learn to Fly which earned the award for Best Song at the Vancouver Island Music Awards in 2002, and a second album Taillights in the Rain released in 2009.
Pyper’s music can be gentle, humorous, political and poignant and she creates a memorable connection with her audiences. In addition to the fine sounding Taylor guitar she plays, Pyper has also been exploring clawhammer banjo techniques, adding this flavour to her own repertoire as well as the recordings of other artists.
Proceeds for the evening support the Comox Valley Hospice Society, a local organization that supports people living with dying grieving and caregiving. With the support of local businesses, private donations, and community partners, CVHS offers a wide range of programs that bring comfort to the dying and the bereaved. With a newly opened facility called Hospice at The Views, some of these programs can now be experienced in a home-like residential setting, as well as in hospital or privately at home. CVHS programs include grief counselling, compassionate presence, respite support, vigils, walking groups, and various modalities of alternative healing such as music therapy, Reiki, and healing touch.
In addition, the Comox Valley Hospice Society provides on-going community education on Advance Care Planning to help people make their wishes for medical care known in the event they are ever unable to speak for themselves.
For more information about this month’s feature performer or charity, please visit suepyper.com or comoxhospice.ca