The scene at Gorge-ous Coffee on Saturday January 14th was a true example of a village coming together and creating something amazing. 14 musicians, an engaged local community, and of course expertly brewed coffee came together and raised $2090.70 for the youth of Threshold Housing Society.
Dozens of people worked together to create this event who all deserve our heartfelt thanks (along with several hundred people who visited and donated generously), but a few special shout outs.
Robbie Hancock, a recent addition to the Victoria but a veteran of the Canadian music scene made all of this happen. From connecting with Leslie and Jim, the owners of Gorge-ous Coffee, to pulling together over a dozen Victoria musicians, to co-MC’ing the event, none of this would have been possible without the passionate work of Robbie. Please support him by following him on Facebook and visiting Robbie’s website.
A big thank you to Leslie and Jim Cook, the owners of Gorge-ous Coffee located at 300 Gorge Road East (at the corner of Tillicum) along with their friendly staff. Great venue, great coffee, and great people. Gorge-ous Coffee hosts live events usually 6 days per week. A must visit for anyone who enjoys music and coffee!
Daniel Oliver Francis was another key to the success of the event, not only as a performer, but also handling the sound for the entire event. It was amazing how great everyone sounded! Thank you for your long hours through the day. Daniel can be found on Facebook.
The art on the walls of Gorge-ous Coffee added more than just atmosphere. David Halliwell, the artist was also one of the performers and very generously donated a percentage of his art sales at the event (not inconsiderable!) to Threshold Housing. Check out David’s truly unique art at www.apesartinc.com.
Lastly a shout out to Rhonda P. who ran the 50/50 for the entire day. She raised $270 total and the winner very generously donated their winnings to Threshold Housing.
And of course a huge thank you to all of the performers who gave of their time and spirit for this event!
Performers: Viv Gleeson – Joy Kruger & Mike Raymer – Shauna Janz – Daniel Oliver Francis – Nicole Kaona – David Halliwell – Stu Linnell – Peter Bell – Janis Mullen – Chris Trigg – Robbie Hancock – Matt Stanyer – Lonnie Glass