Our world has been shocked at the developments in Ukraine and Russia. The devastation of war; fear for security; economic impact and millions of refugees have caught the imagination and heart of millions around the world. In the South Okanagan many are wondering what they can personally do to help Ukraine. Our small communities have big hearts of kindness and compassion proven most recently in the collaborative work of the Cold Weather Sheltering for the homeless on the coldest winter nights of the past two winters.
The Seventh-day Adventist churches of Oliver and Osoyoos with the support of the Town of Oliver and Venables Theatre are sponsoring a Ukrainian Charity Benefit Concert. Admission is free and concert attendees will have the opportunity to select several bona-fide Canadian charities to support in the humanitarian crisis of the Ukrainian people. The concert will feature video stories of evacuees helping to put a real “face” on this crisis.
We are very pleased on such a late notice to book Canadian-born, Award-Winning, Multi-Genre Artist, Gina Williams. Ms Williams is a singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, producer, and film & television actress. An engaging and entertaining performer, this “Modern Day Renaissance Woman” – continues to defy stereotypes while touching hearts. Ms Williams performs Pop, Rock, R&B/Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Christian, Dance, Caribbean/Latin, and Classical music at numerous festivals and concert stages around the world including audiences in Kiev, Ukraine.
The concert is free to the public and will open with several talented, local youth musicians. We would be very grateful for you to share the information of this exciting concert and charity opportunity with your congregations and distribute the flyers. Together, we can make a difference!