McCoy Christmas comes to Chetwynd
C het w y nd Echo
Fri day, November 30, 2012
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
McCoy took the stage at the Royal Canadian Legion Tuesday night to a packed house. Photo by Mike Carter
Deck the Halls gala
Local Library Briefs Fay Asleson
aven’t got your spouse a Christmas gift yet? Have no idea what to buy? We have the answer for you…..attend our “Deck the Halls Gala & Auction” on Tuesday, December 4. The wine and cheese social starts at 6 p.m. and the Auction will begin at 7 p.m. Our Vendor Market will be open for shopping from 4 p.m. to 7 pm. with a wide variety of local vendors setting up to display their wares. Silent Auction items will be displayed on vendor tables. The Live Auction will be the highlight of the evening. The community has come forward to help us out again this year with a vast selection of items to auction off. This year we can boast a variety of
items to cover both male and female genders, such as a Portable Welder, unique lamp and cushion, Mini-Ipad, gorgeous Handmade Quilt, Keurig Coffee Maker, Kobo glo Ereader, plus more and more. This should excite the guys! Trevor Larsen of Larsen Construction has donated a 45 minute airplane ride around the Chetwynd area which would be a great gift for the family. Buffalo Aerial Services Ltd. has donated a $500 helicopter ride for 4 people which will be the big prize for our “12 keys of Christmas”. What is the “12 keys of Christmas” you say….there will be 12 shiny keys auctioned off during the evening…..starting bid for each will be $100….each key will have a number and at the end of the evening the “lucky” number will be drawn and someone will go home with this fabulous prize. This is getting so excit-
ing because we have so much support from our community and want everyone to come out on December 4th and enjoy the fun with all of us. Proceeds from our Gala will all go toward our many and varied children’s programs, especially our “Imagination Library” program which provides one book in the mail every month to every registered child under the age of 5 years. With support like this we can provide all of our programs for “free” to all children and families in Chetwynd and area. Our Christmas elves have been running about the town for the past few weeks selling tickets on our “Cash Raffle”. The early-bird prize of $1,000 will be drawn for the evening of the Gala. The final $500 cash will be drawn for on December 21st at noon. Get your ticket now before we run out. For more information call 250-788-2559.
BY MIKE CARTER Chetwynd Echo Reporter –––––––––––––– CHETWYND – Country music fans in Chetwynd were given an early Christmas gift Tuesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion as Jason McCoy appeared on his “The Perfect Gift Christmas Tour”. McCoy told stories and jokes, coaxing the crowd with the flair that reverberated his veteran experience as a performer. He even poked fun at fellow Canadian Country singer George Canyon’s big jaw. Canyon then appeared live from his ranch in High River, Alberta on the projection screen behind McCoy and the
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two performed a duet of “Rhinestone Cowboy”. The Let ‘er Rip Country band were the opening act, warming up the standing room only crowd before McCoy took the stage. The crowd – a mix of old and young sang, danced, stomped their feet and shouted out requests. McCoy played plenty of Road Hammers song as well old and new fan favorites. The tour continued through the Peace with performances Nov. 28 at the North Peace Cultural Centre in Fort St. John and then into Alberta with a Nov. 29 show at the Showcase Centre in Grand Prairie.
Chetwynd Public Library invites you to our Annual Fundraiser Tools Welder Wii U
Silent & Live Auction starts at 7:00 pm
Bring a non perishable food item for the Christmas Bureau Society
12 Keys of Christmas Buffalo Aerial Services Ltd. Helicopter flight & dinner for 4 Only one key wins!
Tuesday, December 4
Deck the Halls Gala & Auction