Concert at Darcy’s to benefit Beckett family

Langford pub showing support for West Shore RCMP detachment, officer's family

In a true show of support and community spirit, Darcy’s Pub is hosting a benefit concert April 27 for the family of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett.

Headliner Lance Lapointe, recent winner of the Male Artist of the Year award at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, will be joined on the Wednesday night bill by local recording artists Adam Barter, Christian Down and Theresa Pasaluko.

General manager Justin Sparks said the pub has had a good relationship with the West Shore RCMP since it opened for business a couple of years ago in the former location of the Station House Pub on Goldstream Avenue. Helping out the family of one of their members, who died tragically in a crash April 5, just seemed like a good fit for the venue, he added.

“It was an opportunity to rally some more funds for the family and get the community involved,” Sparks said. “We just wanted to do something to support them (the RCMP) as well. We know it’s a huge loss.”

The evening will also include a silent auction and raffle, with all proceeds from those plus ticket sales and donations going to a trust fund held for the Sarah Beckett Family at Coast Capital Savings.

The show goes from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and a half-price appetizers list applies from 8 to 11 p.m.

Anyone wishing to donate silent auction items is asked to email using the subject line “In Trust.”

Just Posted

Victoria Police seize drugs, replica firearms and $50,000 in cash after searching Victoria home

A property in the 600-block of Manchester Avenue is focus of investigation

Saanich resident leads crusade against cigarettes in B.C. drugstores

Province allows drugstores to sell cigarettes and some feel policy should change, retailers disagree

VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage

33rd annual live theatre festival has numerous styles and topics to choose from

Federal government funds 60 ‘micro-loft’ rental units set to open on Fort Street

The Sawyer Block at 840 Fort St. will house affordable units and a small amount of retail space

PHOTOS: India Mela celebrates culture, dance and food

The annual downtown event brought culture and fun together

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Groovy wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Clean the house, prep for your next trip: Tips to nix the post-vacation blues

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

Vancouver Island senior found safe with help from six search and rescue teams

Wayne Strilesky found safe in thick brush in north Nanaimo

More women may need breast cancer gene test, U.S. guidelines say

Recommendations aimed at women who’ve been treated for BRCA-related cancers and are now cancer-free

Couple could go to jail for taking 88 lbs. of Italian sand

Pair said they didn’t know it was illegal to take the sand, which is protected as a public good

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft: RCMP

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Most Read