Barney’s Back!

On Sunday November 19, after a three-year hiatus, the Salt Spring Folk Club will once again present Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express – a fundraiser for Island Community Services Food Bank. The Bentall family Hawthorne Foundation will match, dollar-for-dollar, donations to this worthwhile cause.

Known as Western Canada’s longest running roots revue, the Cariboo Express is a 12-piece band of stellar musicians led by platinum-selling and Juno award winning singer and guitarist Barney Bentall.

The beloved hit songwriter formed the ensemble in 2005 with his son Dustin as a way to bring generations of musicians together to raise funds and awareness for charities and community services.

The Food Bank distributes critical nutrition weekly to hundreds of residents, facilitated by the many community members who contribute up to 45 hours of volunteer labour every week.

In an escalating trend, food prices have been driven up at an unprecedented rate making healthy food purchase unattainable for many, and making these food security programs more critical to the community than ever before. This time of year, it is especially critical to support the annual Holiday Hamper program, serving hundreds of island families in need.

This concert, back by popular demand, has always been a sold-out show. The venue is Fulford hall and doors open at 6pm for the 7pm concert. Tickets are on sale at SS Books in Ganges.

Come for Dinner!

Traditional Beef Lasagna  (Vegetarian Option Available)
Caesar Salad
Garlic Bread

Gluten Free Sour Cherry Brownie,  Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Donations can be in the form of cash or cheque given on the night of the concert or e-transferred at any time to with the memo, Bentall Fundraiser. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a tax receipt.