Music marathon to help fund bursaries

A trio of local ladies is producing a fundraising concert at the Hilltop Pub on Saturday. The event, called Lilies Of The Valley, will feature over a dozen performances, starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until after midnight.

A trio of local ladies is producing a fundraising concert at the Hilltop Pub on Saturday. The event, called Lilies Of The Valley, will feature over a dozen performances, starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until after midnight.

Tammy Crofts, one of the organizers along with Juanita McIntyre and Brenda Zantingh, said the evening will be a nonstop celebration of talented female musicians from the Bulkley Valley, with two stage areas keeping the music going all night.

McIntyre will be performing, as will Zantingh with her group No Time Flat. Singer-songwriter and slide guitarist extraordinaire Rachelle van Zanten will also take the stage.

Proceeds from the Lilies Of The Valley concert will fund two $500 student bursaries, one for science and the environment, and the other for music. The rest of the proceeds will go towards the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition.

Crofts said the purpose of the concert is not only to showcase the talents of local women, but also to try to contribute to worthwhile efforts.

“We believe that through music we can make a difference,” she said.

Tickets are $20, and are available at Mountain Eagle Books.