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 firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “In Trust.”