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

Woman injured during West Shore RCMP arrest prompts police watchdog investigation

IIO investigating to determine if police action or inaction linked to woman’s injuries

VIDEO: ‘Life-saving’ Fix-A-Heart campaign hits $40,000 two weeks in

Canadian Tire on track to surpass 2018 donation of $41,445

Victoria Foundation’s community grants support 109 local non-profits

Foundation delivers $2.8 million in grant money to local organizations

UPDATED: Saanich structure fire sparked in child daycare

Motorists advised to avoid the area of the highway, Glanford Avenue, Royal Oak Drive and Quadra Street off ramp

Invasive English holly poses threat to Island’s eco-system

Not so jolly holly, say consrvationists, as invasive species attacks indigenous plants

‘Not a decision I came to lightly:’ Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Dec. 10

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

POLL: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree?

The lights are up, holiday shoppers are bustling through the streets and… Continue reading

‘British Columbians are paying too much’: Eby directs ICBC to delay rate application

Attorney General David Eby calls for delay in order to see how two reforms play out

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Couple who bought $120k banana duct-taped to wall say artwork will be ‘iconic’

Pair compared it to Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ which was initially ‘met with mockery’

Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one

Many familiar faces, such as Maxime Bernier, Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Kevin O’Leary, have said no

Sooke’s École Poirier students win B.C. Hydro Power Smart contest

More than 100 schools compete in province-wide competition

Most Read