‘Super jam’ set this Saturday with Georgia Straight Jazz

The price of entry is a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.

In 2005, when Georgia Straight Jazz Society was on the brink of incorporation, a group of jazz musicians got together at short notice and hosted a marathon event in the old Native Sons’ Hall for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Six thousand dollars was raised one Saturday.

Two years ago, the Jazz Society offered a hastily organized but nevertheless stunning Thursday night concert at the Elks featuring non-stop music, thanks to generosity of six different bands. Seven thousand dollars was sent to Haiti via Save the Children Canada.

Each of these seemed like a drop in the bucket given the magnitude of the disasters. But such is the conscience we respond to from our privileged position in Comox Valley; we do what we can to help.

Once again, we’re offering you your chance to come out and show your generosity. Our volunteers have been busy co-ordinating the event, and many of our regular acts and musicians have responded warmly to our invitation to make this event a wonderful and memorable success.

This coming Saturday, the Society will offer a super marathon from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Avalanche Bar and Grill on Eighth Street. Seven bands are set to play one hour spots, with a final 60-minute culmination of a “super jam.”

We’ve undertaken some ambitious events, but this one tops the lot! With co-operation from The Av, we’ll be set up to run right through the afternoon and evening, complete with special fundraising prizes.

The price of entry is a donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Tax receipts will be offered for donations of $20 or more, and all funds will be deposited directly to the Red Cross.

As such, any donation you make will be matched by the federal government. This event is entirely charitable; all donations are destined for the Red Cross and its relief efforts to help survivors in the Philippines.

— Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Valley Presbyterian Church on Aspen Road. Google Maps photo
Comox Valley Presbyterian Church, Town of Comox looking at land use options

The congregation is exploring options for use of the property

Comox Valley are investigating a break and enter at a store on Denman Island. File photo
Thief steals Denman Island store’s charity jar

Comox Valley RCMP also looking for witnesses to Dove Creek injury

Former 19 Wing Commander Mike Atkins is the new CEO of the Comox Valley Airport. Photo submitted
Comox Valley Airport Commission announces new CEO

Alex Robertson is serving as acting CEO since Fred Bigelow’s departure for medical leave last year

A group gathers for a guided story walk at the Comox Valley Art Gallery plaza. Scott Stanfield photo
Comox Valley arts-based project takes honest look at overdose crisis

The Comox Valley Art Gallery, and AVI Health and Community Services are… Continue reading

The Comox Valley campus of North Island Hospital. File photo
Comox-Strathcona still on track to pay down new hospital debt

Reserves for capital projects should increase over annual debt in 2023-24

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry gives a daily briefing on COVID-19 cases at an almost empty B.C. Legislature press theatre in Victoria, B.C., on March 25, 2020. (Don Craig/B.C. government)
B.C. sees 223 new COVID-19 cases, now 2,009 active

Two new care home outbreaks in Surrey, Burnaby

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

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam responds to a question during a news conference Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s top physician says she fears the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths may increase in the coming weeks as the second wave continues to drive the death toll toward 10,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s top doctor warns severe illness likely to rise, trailing spike in COVID-19 cases

Average daily deaths from virus reached 23 over the past seven days, up from six deaths six weeks ago

100 Mile Conservation officer Joel Kline gingerly holds an injured but very much alive bald eagle after extracting him from a motorist’s minivan. (Photo submitted)
B.C. driver thought he retrieved a dead bald eagle – until it came to life in his backseat

The driver believed the bird to be dead and not unconscious as it turned out to be

Chastity Davis-Alphonse took the time to vote on Oct. 21. B.C’s general Election Day is Saturday, Oct. 24. (Chastity Davis-Alphonse Facebook photo)
B.C. reconciliation advocate encourages Indigenous women to vote in provincial election

Through the power of voice and education Chastity Davis-Alphonse is hopeful for change

White Rock RCMP Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls has released a report on mental health and policing in the city. (File photos)
White Rock’s top cop wants to bill local health authority for lengthy mental-health calls

‘Suggestion’ included in nine-page review calling for ‘robust’ support for healthcare-led response

A Le Chateau retail store is shown in Montreal on Wednesday July 13, 2016. Le Chateau Inc. says it is seeking court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to allow it to liquidate its assets and wind down its operations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Clothing retailer Le Chateau plans to close its doors, files for CCAA protection

Le Chateau said it intends to remain fully operational as it liquidates its 123 stores

Most Read