Barney Bentall returning to Central Saanich

A musical fundraiser in Central Saanich this month will help fill the shelves of the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

Central Saanich welcomes back Barney Bentall and the Grand Cariboo Orpy on Nov. 15.

A musical fundraiser in Central Saanich this month will help fill the shelves of the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

Brentwood’s Music in the Bay is bringing Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry to Friendship Community Church in Saanichton on Nov. 15.

A treasured annual tradition among the local community, the fundraiser and one-of-a-kind variety show brings concertgoers together to support both the Mustard Seed Food Bank and the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

This year marks the seventh year of Music In The Bay presenting the Grand Cariboo Opry in Saanichton (a Victoria show is scheduled for Nov. 16) and in that time the organization has raised over $50,000 for the two food bank beneficiaries.

This year also marks the first year the Opry will play a show in Sooke, benefitting the local food bank there, and expand all the way east to Winnipeg, playing shows between in Vancouver, Edmonton and Bragg Creek.

Each Opry show benefits a different charitable organization and to date the multi-artist event has raised over $150,000 towards several worthy causes.

The Grand Cariboo Opry is a highly entertaining show, hosted by Canadian music icon Barney Bentall, who blends humorous 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.

The show takes place at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.) at Friendship Community Church on Friday, Nov. 15. Tickets ($32) are available online through BrentwoodBay.info and in person at Breadstuff’s Bakery and The Dollar Den in Brentwood.

— With files from Brentwood’s Music in the Bay

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