‘For love of a child’

Jackie Maksymiw is organizing the fourth annual music community benefit called For the Love of a Child in Langley.

Jackie Maksymiw is organizing the fourth annual music community benefit called For the Love of a Child in Langley.

The benefit will feature a variety of performing arts and artists, providing free community entertainment and promoting local businesses through sponsorships. It is in honour of a former local music teacher and performer to assist a young bone cancer survivor and amputee who aspires to become a performing artist. The benefit will assist with physical needs to met through existing organizations, such as War Amps, Easter Seals and The Variety Club.

This year’s event is called From Up Above and will be held Saturday, August 25 from 12-8 p.m. at the Langley Outdoor Spirit Square, 20550 Douglas Cresent, Douglas Park, Langley. Artists include individual instrumentalists, vocalists, bands and dancers performing classical, contemporary, gospel, indie folk, jazz, swing and rock.

Known names performing include Jim Abbott, Bronson Job, Even Keel, Daphne Suzanne, Andy MacDougall, Jackie Maksymiw, Rod Swanson and Doug Makela. Donations will be received at the event. Some chairs, tents and food will be provided.

“Join us for a great day of fantastic outdoor musical entertainment and support this noble cause. Bring your family, friends and pocketbook, and help us reach our goal to raise $6,000,” said Mksymiw.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Jackie at 604-897-0374 or email fortheloveofahchild@gmail.com