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Musician John K. Samson Playing Benefit Concert in Churchill

November 1, 2016 12:44 PM | Entertainment

John K. Samson


Winnipeg musician John K. Samson is headlining a concert in Churchill in support of recently laid-off workers.

The fundraiser on November 12 will be a benefit show for the more than 100 people recently out of work at the Port of Churchill.

“We wanted to do something,” said John Gunter, CEO of Frontiers North Adventures, who along with Tundra Inn owner Belinda Fitzpatrick, came up with the idea.

“This is a small town and everyone knows everyone. We’re neighbours and we’re friends.”

Gunter contacted Samson and said he immediately understood what they are trying accomplish.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to be invited to play in Churchill,” said Samson. “We want the community to know that Manitobans are thinking of them, and hope we can help spread the word.”

Frontiers North Adventures helped the Churchill Food Bank launch a website to accept donations at HungryBears.ca.

Samson’s new album, Winter Wheat, is now available.