Published Oct 26, 2015Following the cancellation of last summer's Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival due to wildfires in the area, organizers behind the event in Rock Creek, BC, have announced a charity concert to help rebuild a home lost in the blaze.
Ponderosa planners are staging the "Let's Build a House" charity event at Vancouver's Imperial venue on November 14. The night will attempt to raise $10,000 to donate to Habitat for Humanity, who will use the money to purchase supplies and build a new home for a family of five from Rock Creek. The family had lost their home and all their possessions during last August's wildfires.
The concert will host performances from BC-area bands across two stages. Set to perform are Gay Nineties, Dirty Spells, Mark Mills, Kutapira, and BESTiE offshoot La GrooveOlucion. Additionally, Brasstacks Films will be screening footage captured during and after the wildfires.
Entry to the show is by donation, though organizers are suggesting a cover charge of $20.
You can find out more about the event over here, while donations can also be made over here.
As previously reported, Ponderosa organizers called off the annual summer event after blazes had run through the surrounding area, growing as large as 40-square-kilometres. Thirty-one homes were destroyed, while an evacuation order placed on more than one hundred homes.
The fest was to have featured performances from Mounties, Fake Shark Real Zombie, High Ends, the Harpoonist & the Axe Murder, Bear Mountain, SAVVIE, and more.