Dallas Smith sings during the country-themed “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser for Variety, the Children’s Charity, Saturday night (April 27) at Cloverdale Agriplex. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Dallas Smith sings during the country-themed “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser for Variety, the Children’s Charity, Saturday night (April 27) at Cloverdale Agriplex. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

In Surrey, Dallas Smith helped raise $155K for Variety charity at country-themed gala

Event at Agriplex included food served by Blank Canvas Catering

Fans of musician Dallas Smith filled Cloverdale Agriplex on Saturday night (April 27) for “One Night in the Valley,” a first-time fundraiser at the venue for Variety – the Children’s Charity.

A performance by Langley’s Smith, the former Default rocker turned country singer, and his band was a highlight of the country-themed gala concert, which featured food created by Blank Canvas Catering, a division of Surrey-based Joseph Richard Group.

More than 300 guests each paid up to $249 to attend the event.

“Together we were able to raise over $155,000 to help kids with special needs in the Fraser Valley,” Cally Wesson, CEO of Variety BC, said in an email thanking those who attended.

An online auction raised $36,465, with bids now closed.

The Social Concierge-produced event featured “saloons” for spirit tastings, a red-carpet “tailgater” and a barbecue dinner, among other highlights. Broadcaster Jill Krop was the host.

Other performers at the event included Todd Richard, Cambree Lovesy and “Variety’s Got Talent” contest winner Shylo Sharity.