8th annual Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry fundraising concert presented by Richardson GMP & Potluck Café Society
November 23 at the Vogue Theatre - Tickets on sale Friday, June 14 at 10 am
June 10, 2013 - Press release
VANCOUVER, BC -- Richardson GMP and Potluck Café Society, in association with Paul Mercs Concerts, are proud to present Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry at The Vogue Theatre on Saturday, November 23, 2013. A treasured tradition among Vancouver’s local community, this fundraiser and one‐of‐a‐kind variety show brings concertgoers together to support the Potluck Café Society and their work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The Potluck Café Society’s Executive Director, Heather O’Hara says, “All of us from the Potluck Café Society are so proud of our association and friendship with Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry. We know firsthand how the contributions from this fundraising concert have touched the lives of people living in the Downtown Eastside. Over the past seven years, the Opry has enabled us to prepare tens of thousands of nutritious meals while sustaining meaningful jobs in the community. As any Opry goer knows, the impact of this show live in concert and on our work in the community surpasses all expectations.”
Formed in 2001, Potluck Café Society is an award‐winning social enterprise that works to transform lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by providing people in the community with free, nutritious meals while creating stable jobs with training. Over the past seven years, the proceeds of Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry concert in Vancouver have helped to create jobs and serve over 50,000 nutritious meals to people living in the Downtown Eastside.
The Grand Cariboo Opry is a highly entertaining show, hosted by Canadian music icon Barney Bentall, who blends humourous and sentimental monologues with a heartfelt set of roots and folk favourites. Bentall is joined by an exceptional roster of friends and guests including Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Wendy Bird, Kendel Carson, and Matt Masters to name a few.
“Once again this year, Richardson GMP is proud to be title sponsor of Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry in support of the Potluck Café Society. Potluck Café is an organization that is a source of community pride and has such a positive impact on improving the lives of many people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This event truly aligns with the commitment of our firm, partners, and employees to give back and make a difference in the communities in which we live and work”, says Richardson GMP’s John Stubbs, Director, Wealth Management, and Branch Manager.
Don’t miss a night of entertainment and an opportunity to give back to the community.
Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10:00am and will be available online
at http://northerntickets.com/events/barney-bentall-the-grand-cariboo-opry/ or more information, please visit
For media inquiries please contact:
Richardson GMP Limited
350 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 304
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3J1
Tel.: 905.615.5614 - 866.205.3548
Paul Mercs Concerts
About Paul Mercs Concerts: Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in‐depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large‐scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada‐wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Bill Cosby, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music.