Come out for “Wing Night” at the Mex Pub on Nov. 4 for the next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser to enjoy a plate of wing appies and an evening of music by Bruce and Judy Wing in support of the Comox Valley Food Bank Society.
Admission for the evening can be a cash donation, which allows the food bank to purchase common food staples in bulk, or a non-perishable food donation from the cupboard. All shows of support are appreciated.
With the consistent support of the Comox Valley music community and the listening public, the popular monthly concert series has brought in close to $30,000 in donations for local charities since it began six years ago, helping to raise awareness of local initiatives that address many of the social needs in the community from child development to affordable housing for seniors.
Each month on the first Tuesday of the month, the Mex Pub stage features a different performer and all of the proceeds collected at the door go to the designated charity.
Event organizers Judy and Bruce Wing are an award winning acoustic duo from the Comox Valley, recipients of the Roots Song of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards. “We usually provide an opening set at these events, however this month we’ll be the evening’s entertainment as well. For those who have kindly said they ‘could listen to us all night’, this is your chance,” jokes Judy. “We will also have special packages of Royston Roast coffee beans for sale in support of the cause, CDs, and a few door prizes.”
The Wings are also known as open mic hosts in the community, one of which is also at the Mex on the other Tuesdays of the month.
“We’re very grateful to have the support of the community,” says Bruce. “While we’re sort of the “face” of these events, it really is a shared effort of everybody involved. We have some very talented musicians participating, and a very supportive sponsor. We always come away feeling like something good happened.”
The Mex Pub is located at 1003 Ryan Rd. in Courtenay. The evening on Nov. 4 starts at 7:30 p.m., and all donations for the food bank, either cash or canned are appreciated. Visit Facebook/1stTuesdayFundraisers for event updates.