Fort McMurray benefit concert planned by ‘Her Brothers’

Fort McMurray benefit concert planned by ‘Her Brothers’ band from Aldergrove in Fort Langley on May 21

What do you do when you are a band of brothers and you want to make a difference?

You do what you do best: make music. You put on an concert and invite everyone you know to come and have a great time.

That’s exactly what Aldergrove band Her Brothers is doing in support of the families of Fort McMurray. After seeing the images of homes lost, families fleeing and blazing highways filled with cars, these young guys stood up and said “how can we help?”

With the support of Envision Financial, local MLA Peter Fassbender and MP Mark Warawa these winners of the Langley Has Talent contest are planning an event at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley on Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m. The band hopes to raise $15,000 with the help of the generous people of Langley, and local businesses.

The federal government has said they will match all donations dollar for dollar, which potentially means $30,000 towards the relief effort.

“That would be significant,” says band’s front man Gabe Penner.

Her Brothers is a very engaging and entertaining group of musicians to watch on stage. Inspired by their little sister and a first hand observation of human trafficking, they make music with a positive message.

The band is made up of brothers, Gabe, Josh, Levi and Dad Jonathan Penner. Their music is a mix of current popular covers and catchy original material. They have just recently returned from a tour of schools in Alberta where they shared their message of respect with students, encouraging young men to consider the ways they view and treat women and young women to consider their own self worth.

Tickets are $30 each (every dollar collected goes to Fort McMurray) and are available at Wendel’s Bookstore, online at http://fortmcmurraybenefit.brownpapertickets.com and at the Chief Sepass Theatre Box Office. There will also be a silent auction at the event, supported by local business stepping up daily with donations.

The event is also the first official Miss BC 2016 event, and contestants will be in attendance and receive their sponsor sashes.

For more information contact Teresa Penner at 604-825-2223.

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