Kootenay divas do it again

Annual Room to Live fundraiser concert raised $30,000, half which came from local pot dispensary Leaf Cross Health.

Laura Landsberg was one of the Kootenay divas who performed at a Room to Live fundraiser concert at the Capitol on Friday

Laura Landsberg was one of the Kootenay divas who performed at a Room to Live fundraiser concert at the Capitol on Friday

The third annual Room to Live fundraiser concert on Friday evening featured impassioned performances from six powerful Kootenay divas: Laura Landsberg, Bessie Wapp, Aryn Sheriff, Bo Conlan, Sydney Black and Melody Diachun.

The evening raised approximately $15,000, which translates to one entire room in Ward St. Place being refurbished and preserved. That donation was matched by local pot dispensary Leaf Cross Health, bringing their total to at least $30,000.

Nelson CARES executive director Jenny Robinson is thrilled with how it turned out.

”I think it was a smashing success, and the divas and Clinton Swanson’s band were fantastic and generous to play for us. For me the community feel in the room was overwhelming, how people were moved by the stories, the event and the whole project. It’s so heartwarming.”