Presented by Richardson GMP and Potluck Café Society
Vancouver, BC – Richardson GMP and Potluck Café Society are proud to present Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry at The Vogue Theatre on Saturday, November 23, 2013. A treasured tradition among Vancouver’s local community, this fundraiser and one-of-a-kind variety show brings concertgoers together to support the Potluck Café Society and its work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The Potluck Café Society’s Executive Director, Heather O’Hara says, “All of us from the Potluck Café Society are so proud of our association and friendship with Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry. We know firsthand how the contributions from this fundraising concert have touched the lives of people living in the Downtown Eastside. Over the past seven years, the Opry has enabled us to prepare tens of thousands of nutritious meals while sustaining meaningful jobs in the community. As any Opry goer knows, the impact of this show live in concert and on our work in the community surpasses all expectations.”
Formed in 2001, Potluck Café Society is an award-winning social enterprise that works to transform lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by providing people in the community with free, nutritious meals while creating stable jobs with training. Over the past seven years, the proceeds of Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry concert in Vancouver have helped to create jobs and serve over 50,000 nutritious meals to people living in the Downtown Eastside.
The Grand Cariboo Opry is a highly entertaining show, hosted by Canadian music icon Barney Bentall, who blends humourous and sentimental monologues with a heartfelt set of roots and folk favourites. Bentall is joined by an exceptional roster of friends and guests including Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Wendy Bird, Kendel Carson, Matt Masters, and the occasional special guest.
“Once again this year, Richardson GMP is proud to be title sponsor of Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry in support of the Potluck Café Society. Potluck Café is an organization that is a source of community pride and has such a positive impact on improving the lives of many people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This event truly aligns with the commitment of our firm, partners, and employees to give back and make a difference in the communities in which we live and work”, says Richardson GMP’s John Stubbs, Director, Wealth Management, and Branch Manager.
Don’t miss a night of entertainment and an opportunity to give back to the community.
WHERE: The Vogue Theatre,
918 Granville Street, Vancouver
WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Doors 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm
HOW: Tickets Available online through NorthernTickets.com
WHAT: An engaging night of music and monologue from Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry in support of the Potluck Café Society
WHY: The Potluck Café Society transforms the lives of people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) by creating jobs with training and providing healthy food through Potluck Café & Catering. Proceeds of this annual fundraising concert have helped to serve over 50,000 nutritious meals to people living in the DTES over the past 7 years.
About Barney Bentall
Vancouver-based, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts have produced platinum rock singles such as Something to Live For, Come Back to Me and House of Love. On August 20, 2011, “All Access: Grand Cariboo Opry In Concert” was featured on CBC TV. To engage with Barney Bentall’s music and activities, visit www.barneybentall.com or www.facebook.com/barneybentall.
About Potluck Café Society
The mission of Potluck Café Society is to transform lives by creating jobs with training and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). As a non-profit and registered charity, Potluck Café Society owns and operates Potluck Café & Catering to create jobs for neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment and earn revenue to support its community programs. Fundraising, donations and grants comprise the balance of our funding needs. Potluck is widely regarded as a social enterprise leader in Vancouver and abroad, and has received a number of awards for its many achievements and success. Visit their website or www.facebook.com/potluckcafe for more information.
About Richardson GMP
As Canada’s largest independent wealth management firm with offices across the country, Richardson GMP provides exclusive and innovative investment solutions to successful families and entrepreneurs. Since 2010, Richardson GMP has earned top ranking in the Investment Executive Brokerage Report Card for products and services dedicated to high net worth investors. Richardson GMP Limited is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.