LVR talent night to benefit Kenyan village

The L.V. Rogers Global Perspectives class presents the Night of Local Talent Kenya Fundraiser on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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The L.V. Rogers Global Perspectives class presents the Night of Local Talent Kenya Fundraiser on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church.

This night will feature local musical acts from the Kootenay, including the band No Soda, Lu Lu, and the debut of the Barber Shop Quartet. There will also be solo musical performances from Tibo Kölmel, Kozmo Sammartino,Hugo St. Denis, Quinn Barron, Michael Marsland, Maddy Reilly, Sensei Perry, and Rebecca Xie.

Midway through the night, there will be a short intermission for baked goods and refreshments provided by all members of the group. All proceeds will aid an impoverished Kenyan village through Free the Children.

Last year, the Global Perspectives class decided to begin supporting a poverty-stricken village. Through Free the Children, it adopted a Kenyan village to create a positive and sustainable international impact alongside community and school-based initiatives.

Free the Children is an international charity that gives communities the means to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty by providing sustainable education for children, safe drinking water, food security, health, and alternate income for families. Continuing off of the success of the Kenyan Dinner and Dance fundraiser last year, the Night of Local Talent will raise money for Free the Children to support a village in Kenya by training teachers and refurbishing schools.

“The class and our cause has received tremendous support from the community,” Sammartino said. “We hope the local community comes out and enjoys the evening while supporting our adopted Kenyan village, the GlobalPerspectives group, and the many fine musicians and talents at this fundraiser.”

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