Rock of Ages – including Graham Fraser

Langford Legion rocks for hampers

Raise a Little Hell to double the funds for the local food bank and Christmas hampers.

Raise a Little Hell to double the funds for the local food bank and Christmas hampers.

Kurt Gowitt is well into his second season as a Decades of Rock planner and hopes to make twice the cash the rocking event drew last year at the Legion in Langford.

“Last year we just did it for the West Shore Christmas Hamper this year we’ve added the West Shore Food Bank,” he said. The two operate as separate entities. To benefit both, the West Shore Lions that host the show added a pair of gaming licences to allow for raffles.

Volunteers canvassed businesses to gather $4,300-worth of prizes divvied into gift baskets with titles such as second honeymoon, you are what you eat, it’s a guy thing and shop til you drop.

“The person has the option of placing their tickets all into one basket or divvy it up into three baskets,” Gowitt said. “Each basket is anywhere from $600 to 650 value.”

The event will also feature 50/50 raffles in hopes of doubling the $2,500 raised last year at the same event.

“That’s the goal, I want to do better than that,” Gowitt said. “We’ll also have donation boxes at the door as well.”

Dean Gibbs, known on stage as Teal Cumberbund, is a member of all three bands that will perform a decade of rock each. Younger than Yesterday is a ’60s band while Free Ride covers the 1970s and Rock of Ages will stick to the ’80s.

“We give the full Rock ‘n’ Roll experience. We dress up in period costumes … some people wear wigs, some people just have ’70s hair,” he said with a chuckle. “We have everything a rock and roll show needs, even the attitude. Sometimes to create the party atmosphere you have to party yourself.”

The bands also performed Decades of Rock for last year’s fundraiser at the Langford Legion.

“Maximum capacity is 300 seats and last year we sold out. We had to turn people away,” Gowitt said. “They put on a good show, they’re a very good band.”

The West Shore Lions host Decades of Rock on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Prince Edward branch, 761 Station Rd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Get your tickets at the Langford Legion, 250-478-1828.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

 

 

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