Campbell River’s Canadian Country Christmas to benefit Cancer Society

Three Canadian music stalwarts will come together for a night of music, stories and some Christmas cheer in a benefit for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sean Hogan has been bringing his band of merry musicians along on a ride across the country for 13 seasons and has brought the spirit of giving to each community they visit. On Dec. 22, Sue Medley and Anela Kahiamoe will join Hogan onstage at the Royal Coachman Pub. Come and kick off the season for a great cause by showing your community spirit.

The Canadian Country Christmas tour all started with It’s Called Christmas Time, a song that Sean Hogan wrote in 2004 that was inspired by Do they know it’s Christmas, the British Christmas song from Band-Aid for the famine in Ethiopia in 1984.

“A lot of great British pop singers, at the time, did the song to help the famine in Africa,” Hogan said. “I thought, wouldn’t it be great if with this song I asked my other fellow country artists to sing with me on this particular song, different lines.”

With a Christmas song in his back pocket, Hogan decided to give back to the communities that played his songs so religiously on the radio.

The Canadian Country Christmas tour was born.

The first set is country music and the second is Christmas songs. Hogan has invited over 30 different artists on tour with him over the years.

Hogan has only ever missed the tour once. In 2011 he survived 35 days of radiation and chemotherapy treatment, he has been cancer free ever since and that bout with the illness made him grateful for a second chance and more motivated than ever to give back.

“It gives me an extra sense of, every year going forward, the good that we can do to whatever extent we can…we realize that not every day is Christmas but it would be nice if we could keep that spirit of giving more into every day of the year,” he said.

Come and kick off the season for a great cause by showing your community spirit. All proceeds from this year’s event support the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Just Posted

Confusion in Campbell River on first day of cannabis legalization

Some users puzzled as dispensaries close just before pot becomes legal across Canada

Aquaman star spotted around Campbell River as production ramps up on See

Jason Momoa, best known for his role in Game of Thrones, is in town to film television series

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Man injured in Vancouver Island racetrack accident meets, holds son for first time

Kayden was born the day after Jonathan was crushed by car at speedway

Campbell River school enrolment up over projections

End of September count finds 65 more students in the system

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

‘A little odd’ B.C.’s biggest city celebrates cannabis without a legal store

On the streets of downtown Vancouver, notably the Wild West of illegal marijuana, not a single legal store opened Wednesday, making for a rather anticlimatic kick-off

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

Most Read