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Grandmothers for Africa bringing big jazz band to Penticton

Benefit concert with the Thursday Night Big Band on March 7 at Barking Parrot
Thursday Night Big Band donating concert funds to Grandmothers For Africa on March 7 at Penticton’s Barking Parrot. (Submitted)

Grandmothers for Africa is hosting their 14th annual benefit concert played by the Thursday Night Big Band at the Barking Parrot Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m.

All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation who supports the Grandmothers raising their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren in sub Saharan African countries.

“This is a wonderful concert of many musical genres, played by such talented musicians who have so generously donated their time and expertise,” said Norma Lippa, of Grandmothers for Africa South Okanagan. “It’s been a fundraiser for our group for many years, playing to a most appreciative, enthusiastic crowd. Come join us and enjoy a great evening.”

The cost is $20 cash at the Lakeside Resort front desk.

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Monique Tamminga

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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