Community News: In Brief

Coffee and music on tap for a night of fun in the Highlands next weekend.

Coffee, music on tap in Highlands

If you’re in need of some fun and a way to warm your bones on a chilly fall evening, stop by the Highlands Music Coffee House.

This month’s event goes Saturday, Nov. 12, with Daniel Cook and the Radiators hitting the stage at 7:30 p.m.

The Victoria-based band is billed as an original West Coast roots group playing a mix of indie-folk, funk and country. Backed by Robert Cromwell’s subtle and solid grooves on drums and percussion, Ryan Rock’s funk-driven bass and Roger Plant on lead guitar, singer-songwriter Cook takes the lead on their contagious melodies and original compositions.

For more info on the Coffee House or to book a performance, email zhinoos9@gmail.com.

Night of Music proves a big success

The Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group’s recent Night of Music fundraiser brought in almost $4,000 for the cause and was a “marvellous success” in every way, according to organizers.

Hosted Oct. 22 at the Church of the Advent in Colwood, the event filled the venue with community members who enjoyed the evening’s musical programming and were deeply moved by the stories told by two young Syrian men now living in Victoria.

Proceeds from the event will go to help support the Syrian family that the Sponsorship Group is working to relocate to the West Shore.

katie@goldstream

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