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A Night of Valdy– Fundraising Concert

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25 – $30

A legend is coming to town! Valdy, a Canadian music icon, is going to entertain the audience with his well-known and much-loved songs at a fundraising concert at St. George’s United Church on Friday, April 5, 7pm.
The concert will raise money for the Comox Valley Youth Music Center (CYMC) and St. George’s United Church. Tickets are $25 in advance on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valdy-canadian-music-icon-fundraising-concert-tickets-799005676487 ; also at the church office in advance or $30 at the door.
Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Canada has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for almost 40 years. He’s a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life. According to the Toronto Star, “Valdy remains one of the country’s purest and most credible storytellers.”

Recognized especially for “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song,” his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), a total of seven Juno nominations and four gold albums to his credit.

One of Canada’s most influential songwriters, Valdy’s composition, “A Good Song,” was recorded under the title “Just a Man” by the venerable Quincy Jones. “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song” has been recorded by a few artists, including John Kay of Steppenwolf.
CYMC is a catalyst, inspiring young musicians to pursue a lifelong passion for music and theatre. It serves as a beacon for music and theatre education for aspiring musicians and performers through the operation of the annual CYMC Summer Music School.

St. George’s raises funds through a variety of events during the year to benefit local non-profits. In 2023, the church donated more than $40,000 to community groups, including Habitat for Humanity, LUSH, the Comox Valley Food Bank, the Coldest Night of the Year, the Comox Valley Child Development Association, the Transition Society, and many others.

Located in the heart of downtown Courtenay at 505 6th Street, St. George’s United Church is a spiritually vibrant, inclusive, justice-seeking community of faith that has been changing lives in the Comox Valley for over a century. Its vision is to be a Christian Church that is a beacon of God’s love and hope in the community, doing so through unconditional welcome, spiritual transformation, and reaching out in love for the common good.


April 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 – $30
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