Stelly’s fivesome The Archers will headline a youth fundraiser on Saturday

Stelly’s fivesome The Archers will headline a youth fundraiser on Saturday

Archers on target

Hot off their win of BC’s Best Teen Band competition, Peninsula band The Archers will headline a benefit concert this weekend.

The Archers are a five piece indie-folk band made up of Stelly’s secondary students set to graduate in June.

The group beat out bands from all over the province to win the title of BC’s Best Teen Band in a contest presented by Youthink magazine, winning approximately $10,000 worth of prizes. They are now in the process of recording their debut album, which they hope to release in June. In the meantime, they’re slated to open for Doug and the Slugs at the May 28 at the Mary Winspear Centre. This weekend they’ll feature in a fundraising concert in North Saanich.

Opening the concert will be the indie-folk band, Andy & Eleanor, featuring Andy Bacon and Eleanor Orser performing original songs and covers, and Plain & Simple, an acoustic singer-songwriter duo.

The Archers perform May 14 at 7 p.m. at St John’s United Church in Deep Cove,10990 West Saanich Road. Proceeds will go towards St. John’s youth group’s upcoming mission trip to build houses for homeless people in Mexico.

Tickets are $12. For more information, or to reserve tickets email taliagreene@shaw.ca. Tickets will also be available at the door, however seating is limited.