17-year-old singer/songwriter Nicky MacKenzie is donating a night of music, which will take place at EMCS on June 2, to help raise funds for a Sooke soccer team. MacKenzie’s music style can be described as a mix between jazz, R&B and alternative. The Salt Spring Island artist plays multiple instruments including the piano, guitar and harp. (Photo contributed)

17-year-old singer/songwriter Nicky MacKenzie is donating a night of music, which will take place at EMCS on June 2, to help raise funds for a Sooke soccer team. MacKenzie’s music style can be described as a mix between jazz, R&B and alternative. The Salt Spring Island artist plays multiple instruments including the piano, guitar and harp. (Photo contributed)

Soccer, music, and the City of Lights

Sooke soccer team hosts concert to raise funds for Paris trip

A Sooke soccer team is hosting a concert on June 2 to raise money for a trip to Paris this summer.

The team consists of 17 Sooke girls ages 14-17, who are going to play in the Paris World Games from July 4 to 15.

The Paris World Games is an invitational tournament, which the girls will get to compete against other soccer teams from all over the world.

To fundraise for the trip, the team has been holding bottle drives, 50/50 draws, silent auctions, and craft and garage sales with hopes of raising $34,000. So far, they have raised $23,000.

For the June 2 fundraiser, 17-year-old singer/songwriter Nicky MacKenzie is donating a night of music, which will take place at EMCS.

MacKenzie’s music style can be described as a mix between jazz, R&B and alternative. The Salt Spring Island artist plays multiple instruments including the piano, guitar and harp.

“I am so excited for this event,” said Sylvia Hancock, team manager and organizer of the Paris trip.

Hancock also manages the U15 Sooke girls soccer team, and thought the trip would be a great opportunity for the the girls to do something they might never be able to do otherwise.

Her 14-year-old daughter, Jacinthe Desjardins, is one of the players on the team.

“Not only is the concert for a fantastic cause, but it’s a chance for the community to come out and support an amazing young talent,” Hancock said.

Tickets to the show cost $10 and can be bought in advance at Stick in the Mud Coffeehouse, A Sea of Bloom, and Sooke Brewing Company. They can also be purchased at the door on the night of the concert.