On the evening of Wednesday, June 29, there will be a “Fire Aid for Fort McMurray” concert happening at the Commonwealth Stadium here in Edmonton featuring a list of 12 bands and artists.
All proceeds for this concert will be going to the Fort McMurray United Way.
The concert will feature the following bands & artists:
The show will be happening rain or shine. Heck, the poster below even goes on to say “We’re praying for rain.”
I WANT TICKETS! — Tickets will range from $35 & $60, up to $99. Buy your tickets from ticketmaster right [here] starting May 30th! Let’s make this a sellout, folks!
BOOK TIME OFF — Be sure to let the boss know that you’ll be taking Wednesday, June 29th off – or at least, heading home for lunch! 😉
Funds raised will be donated to the Fort McMurray United Way and 100% of all funds raised will remain in the community of Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.fireaid.ca
WHAT TIME? — There will be a tailgate party kicking off at 2:00 PM featuring free stage & entertainment on the STAMP IT OUT stage, with doors opening at 4:00 PM, and the concert itself beginning at 5:00 PM.
The devastating wild fires in Northern Alberta’s Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo Region will forever change the lives of the 90,000 residents who have been displaced and particularly those who will return to find out that they’ve lost everything.
The financial support necessary to rebuild homes, neighbourhoods and businesses in this remarkable city will be enormous and will surely exceed the funding that will eventually come from government, disaster relief agencies or insurance companies.
Canadians have a proud history of coming together in times of need and so does our Canadian music industry.fireaid.ca
Message your Calgary friends! Text your British Columbia friends! Call your Saskatchewan friends! Let’s sell this thing out!
THE FEROCIOUS BEAST — The wildfire responsible for evacuating roughly 90,000 people out of Fort McMurray and area has been burning now for 26 days and counting.
There are over 2,000 firefighters fighting “The Beast” as you read this. It has recently made its way across the Saskatchewan border and continues to spread every passing day.
The fire has destroyed 2,400 homes and businesses in Fort McMurray and has burned over 600,000 hectares as of this writing.
Fort McMurray needs our help.
THANK YOU NICKELBACK — If you have something negative to say about Nickelback, I’d truly appreciate you keeping it to yourself in the case of this concert.
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In fact, Nickelback was actually the first band of the bunch to offer to play in this support concert, so that in and of itself is a pretty big deal. Also, they are from right here at home; Hanna, Alberta, so what better band would there be to headline the concert than them.
So please, instead of tossing around negative thoughts about the band – even if you’re not a fan – try to contain yourself and be respectful for their tribute. If anything, this should raise your level of appreciation for the Canadian rock band.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.