Peter Angrove knew a lot of people in the music community.
The year was 2005 and given all the advances in technology – people were still starving. What shocked Angrove the most was how many families were struggling in the West Island.
Peter Angrove of Pincourt – decided to do something about it.
He gathered a few of his musical friends and placed them together in the form of a concert. The funds raised through tickets, raffles and merchandising- is all going to the underprivileged for food baskets during the Holiday season.
The first year, $2500.00 was raised and has leveled off around the $5000.00 mark in the subsequent years. Not bad for a fundraising effort just before the holidays.
Bands for Baskets is aided by the volunteers from the Lakeshore Kiwanis Foundation. This means that all of the people involved are strictly volunteers and not one cent of the money raised goes to anything except the needy. Something which makes Peter’s heart proud.
This year, a ticket cost $10.00 and a raffle ticket is $5.00 that gives you, a chance to win half of the money raised in a raffle held during the show. This way, according to Peter, more tickets are sold and more money is raised even after giving the prize away to the lucky donor.
This year, the annual calendar which will be available for sale at the show, has special meaning to Angrove and his family. For the second unfortunate year in a row, the Angove’s have lost a family member through death. Two seasons and two of Peter’s brothers gone. Last year, John was featured in the calendar dressed as Santa – this year it is Michael’s turn.
Please help out the needy in the West Island. After all they could be your neighbor.
December 2 @ Calistoga Grill in Pointe Claire
Show starts at 4pm
100% of the money raised goes to the Lakeshore Kiwanis Foundation who – in turn, distribute Christmas Baskets to the needy.
For the seventh year in a row – Special guest … Blues Guitarist Extraordinaire
The show starts at 4pm with opening act …
Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
Don’t be a Grinch! Help the Whos from Whoville !
See you then !