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Country Music Fundraiser to Support ‘Got Bannock’

November 18, 2014 7:58 AM | Entertainment

The Western HourA fundraiser in support of an upstart Winnipeg bannock initiative is planned for the West End Cultural Centre on Sunday, December 14.

Got Bannock is the operation of Althea Guiboche, who makes bannock for the city’s less fortunate.

“What motivates me is knowing that the needs of the homeless go far beyond housing,” said Guiboche. “They have no homes, no respect, no support, and this societal problem will never be alleviated unless someone is willing to step up and make a difference.”

The WECC will host The Western Hour for an afternoon of classic country music featuring Al Desjarlais, Lionel Desjarlais, Dan Scramstad, Michael Lauze, Gerald St. Laurent, Darrell Phillips, Simon Davis, Diana Desjardins, The D’Aoust Brothers, and Bev Racicot

Tickets at the door are $25 or $20 in advance through the WECC, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader. Showtime is 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Got Bannock to continue providing nourishment for those most in need.