Spirit of the West's Joh Mann performs in Sooke for Movember concert

Mo’show 2012 = benefit

Youth for Change support prostrate cancer awareness

In the spirit of Movember, Youth for Change are hosting a charity concert called the Mo’ Show for the Prostate Centre of Vancouver Island on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The show will feature high calibre musical talents, John Mann, lead singer of the Spirit of the West; the Archers, winners of the 2011 Best B.C. Teen Band; and JP Maurice.

The three acts will bring a folk/rock sound to Sooke that will be enjoyable to all ears of all ages.

According to Scott Rothermel, school district community liaison, Youth for Change raised $1,000 last year through the sale of wrist bands emblazoned with the word, “Movember.”

This year, students wanted to expand on their support of Movember — a time when men sprout moustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness.

And after a few phone calls, the Mo’ Show was born.

“We made some phone calls and asked for some favours and managed to get some great musicians to come out and support the cause,” Rothermel said.

“It’s hard for people in Sooke sometimes because a lot of the events happen in the city and this is a nice opportunity to bring some high quality musical entertainment to Sooke,” he said.

The fundraising goal for this year is $2,000. Funds will be raised through wrist band sales at $2 each, and a portion of ticket sales.

Throughout the evening and week of the event, members will be distributing posters and educational literature on prostate cancer.

Youth for a Change has been active for the last three years, with a membership that has grown from 12 students to 30.

The humanitarian group has a mandate to “facilitate and encourage good citizenship and community connectedness,” through charitable, environmental and social awareness activities.

EMCS students join the group out of their own initiative and do not receive extra credit for their participation.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the EMCS theatre.

Tickets are available at EMCS or at the Stick in the Mud. Prices are as follows:

Family of four, $30.

Adults, $15.

65+ or 5-17 years of age, $10.

Four years old and under, free.