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Sun Up at the Square fundraiser in Campbell River went ‘incredibly well’

Organizers estimate somewhere between $1,500 to $2,000 raised, but still counting
DJ JohnE Downtown performing at Sun Up at the Square in Campbell River on May 10. Photo by Brendan Kyle Jure/Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River residents and visitors must have noticed it was a bit busier and noisier at Spirit Square on May 10.

“The music festival went incredibly well,” says Robbie Pollard, also known as DJ Robbie Robb, who organized Sun Up at the Square, a dance music festival fundraiser to help the unhoused community of Campbell River.

“There was a lot of traffic in and out of there. A lot of people had a great time.”

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Local DJs and rappers performed at the festival free of charge and Kwesa Place, a drop-in centre and gathering place on Shoppers Row, was running a table selling clothing.

Local restaurants also supplied pizza and refreshments. There was also a GoFundMe page for donations.

Pollard estimates that they have received between $1,500 to $2,000.

The money raised will go to food initiatives for people downtown.

Performers included Robb, B’Rave’n, Acid $anta, Namaste, Lunacy, JohnE Downtown, Nasty Nikel & Mixolydian, and Dizzy Price.

Pollard is working on another two-day event in late June but is still ironing out the details.