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SwYES announces ‘Concert in the Sky’ for Nov. 14

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The Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (SwYES)will hold a fundraising concert inSwift Current Nov. 14.


Bob Hale, SwYES president, made the announcement about the “Concert in The Sky” which will be held at the Sky Centre, with entertainment by popular local artists.  
“We are so pleased that Bears in Hazenmore, Becky Neustaeter, Creek City and Jacqueline Hudec have agreed to be involved in our event,” said Hale. “We are grateful to the entertainers, to Trevor Marion at Living Sky Casino and to Pharmasave, for their involvement in support of Southwest YES.”
He expects tickets to sell quickly.
“With the talent we’ll have on stage, tickets will be going quickly. I encourage everyone to get their tickets early so as not to miss a great event.”
Concert tickets are $25, and available at Pharmasave.
Performer Neustaeter’s big break came on the Telemiracle stage, but it was at age 12, during her Grade 7 year at Irwin Middle School talent show stage where she first started. Coupled with other people’s reactions and her instant fondness of being onstage and performing, Neustaeter realized at that point she wanted to perform.  
Neustaeter has performed at Telemiracle and, as a member of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association, travels all around the southwest.
Bears In Hazenmore is an alternative-ambient folk group, spearheaded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Brady Frank. The five members Brady Frank (lead vocals/guitar/keys), Dana Rempel (bass/ sax), Darnell Stewart (guitar), Tanner Wilhelm Hale (drums/vocals), Dalton Lam (trumpet) have their roots in Swift Current, where they all attended high school and met through different musical endeavours.
This five-piece ensemble draws on extensive use of ambient guitar, brass and woodwind textures, and dynamic percussion. 
Creek City has performed as a group since May 2013, however members Dave Cyca, Donovan Fehr, Mark Penner and Michael Tetrault, individually, have many years of singing, playing and songwriting experience.
Creek City’s music appeals to a broad audience. The balance of lyrical and musical quality is apparent, and their natural musicianship allows an easy blend of vocal harmonies, expressive guitar work and thoughtful lyrics. It is difficult to slot their music into any one category. It is a blend of folk, blues and country rock. Cat Stevens meets Blue Rodeo meets James Taylor.
Jacqueline Hudec has performed as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player in the country-rock band, “Cactus Blue”, and was a featured guest with The Hudec Brothers, Bakersfield, Trick Ryder and The Remainders. Along with solo writing, co-writing has been an inspiration for the singer/songwriter.
Currently, she continues to write and perform with various musicians and has exciting plans for the upcoming year including touring and releasing her songs to Canadian radio.
SwYES continues to work towards establishing an emergency shelter for youth, ages 14 to 18, who are homeless or are living in unsafe conditions.  
Consultations have been held with the Ministry of Social Services, and a proposal for funding is being prepared. 
The intent is to house a maximum of six youth for up to three months, during which time, connections will be made with parents and caregivers; and/or supports will be set up with community agencies. 
“This fundraiser will allow us to build the revenue we will need to cover operational costs, once the shelter is up and running,” said Hale. “We are targeting mid-year 2016 as the time we will be able to welcome youth to our facility.”

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