Swing by Courtenay’s Mex Pub for food bank fundraiser

Swing by Courtenay’s Mex Pub for food bank fundraiser

Next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser features Ali Romanow’s Western Swing Orchestra

Tuesday, Dec. 3 will be the 1st Tuesday Fundraisers’ traditional Christmas fundraiser for the Comox Valley Food Bank. Hosted by Coast to Coast, the featured guests will be Ali Romanow’s Western Swing Band.

The Comox Valley Food Bank (CVFB) distributes free supplementary food to people in need. As a non-profit organization committed to reducing hunger since 1983, the CVFB gathers food and cash donations to support food distribution and collection programs.

The CVFB reaches a wide range of urban and rural populations in the Comox Valley, from Oyster River in the north, to Cook Creek in the south, as well as Hornby and Denman Island residents.

Food Bank Stats:

• 9,805 volunteer hours spent in 2018;

• 2,086 local people served every month, 30 per cent of whom are children.

Ali Romanow’s Western Swing Orchestra

Focusing on tight vocal harmonies, interesting instrumental parts and quirky arrangements, this upbeat band is a hoot and a holler. Harkening back to era of Bob Wills & Milton Brown dance bands you’ll hear a range of classic ’30s & ’40s tunes, plus some more modern standards. Led by Ali Romanow this group of folks meets once a week to dig into the amazing world of western swing

The show starts at 7:30; admission by donation.

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