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The Vacationers play Harrison Festival Society fundraiser May 31

The Vacationers will be playing a fundraiser for the Harrison Festival Society.






n Friday, May 31, the Harrison Festival Society will hold its annual fundraising concert in support of the July Festival of the Arts, which will take place July 12-21 in Harrison Hot Springs.

The Fundraiser promises to be a fun night, with a 70s theme and live music provided by one of the Fraser Valley’s longest running cover bands, The Vacationers.


The group has been playing in its current formation since 1991, and all members have toured extensively since the 1970s in Western Canada on the club circuit. Concert goers are encouraged to dress in their favourite 70s garb. There will be a 50/50 draw and draw prizes as well.

According to Artistic Director Andy Hillhouse, fundraising events are an essential part of Festival Society operations.


"The Society has a mandate to keep all events accessible and affordable – this includes the free access Beach Stage, which presents high quality performers from around the world. Hillhouse stated that with rising expenses - such as artist fees which have been going up due to increased travel costs - box office and grant revenue needs to be supplemented by fundraising from the community."

The 41st Harrison Festival of the Arts will feature an array of artists from Mexico, Cape Verde, Korea, Niger, Louisiana, and across Canada from Victoria to Cape Breton. There will also be an Evening of Theatre, a Literary Café, an Artisan Market along the beachfront, a Children’s Day on July 17, and an art exhibit in the Ranger Station Gallery. More information can be found at the Harrison Festival Society website.

The Festival Fundraiser with The Vacationers will start at 7:30pm on Friday May 31st in the Harrison Memorial Hall. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on the festival website or by phone at 604 796 3664.







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