Wednesday, September 10, 2013

Entertainment

Guitar Hero

Positive Living Fraser Valley concert fundraiser for AIDS patients

Released by Bridget Finlay, PLFVS

 

on Alder, one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world will be performing at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 7-9pm. This is a fundraising event for Positive Living Fraser Valley and they would really like to see the concert be a sold out event. 

 

Ticket costs are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for children under 12.

Don Alder is one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world, and one of Canada's premiere harp guitarists. His unique style and energetic performances have been called intense, passionate and awe-inspiring.

 

He can make a single instrument sound like a four-piece band. Don Alder winner of the 2011 Guitar Idol, 2010 Guitar Superstar, and the 2007 International finger style championships makes you believe he's all about playing guitar, however, Alder plays music and sings in the key of social responsibility and uses his guitar to inspire a new generation of guitarists to do the same by having a positive impact in their community.

 

From 1985-87 Alder put his music career on hold to help his friend Rick Hansen go around the world in a wheelchair. Upon returning Don continued his journey as a volunteer working with various wheelchair sport organizations, the Vancouver Adapted Music Society in the awareness band Spinal Cord and then representing Canada at the 1996 and 2000 Paralympics as the Equipment Manager/Tech for the Canadian Paralympic Team.

 

He has over 2 million views on YouTube, has been featured in the major acoustic guitar magazines and has performed around the world including TED-X, Montreal Jazz Festival, All Star Guitar Night in Nashville and many others.


In Concert, Don is and amazing story teller and also shares the story of his friendship with Rick Hansen. After meeting on a high school basketball court, Don and Rick were together in the truck crash that rendered Rick a paraplegic. They would travel around the world on the Man In Motion World Tour  a journey which raised awareness of the potential of people with disabilities, and over $26 million to support spinal cord injury. His is a story of friendship, inspiration, pursuing dreams and making a difference in the lives of others.

 

Check out Don playing the harp guitar here. 

 

When: October 5, 2013 7-9 pm, Doors open at 6 pm

Where: Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

 

For more information, download the poster here.

 

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