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Lend a Hand to Dan Bern – Fundraiser for Emergency Hand Surgery
March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$12.00 - $15.00
A Fundraiser for Dan Bern with Geoff Berner Jack Garton Christie Rose Ford Pier and The Tired Sunday Choir
Tickets already purchased for the Dan Bern and Christie Rose show will be honoured for this fundraising event. With all proceeds going to the Dan Bern fund for hand surgery.
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
Advanced tickets at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3330400
Dan was scheduled to play the WISE Hall on March 15th. Unfortunately on March 8th Dan was involved in an accident with a snowblower that result in him losing the tips of his fingers of his left hand. The Accident occurred in the US – and as we all know this means his treatment is not covered and has to come out of pocket.
Dan Bern’s Friends and colleagues are gathering to bring together a great night of music celebrating the works of Dan Bern.
Please join Geoff Berner, Jack Garton, Christie Rose and some special guests as we raise money to help out Dan Bern.
“Dan Bern is one of the great singer/songwriters of the past 25 years. His songs have affected so many people from so many countries around the world, and his achievements in music speak for themselves. His work in film, television and on record have recieved praise and awards since the early 1990s.
Dan has been a friend, a mentor, and a hero of mine since I was 17. The first time I heard his music my life changed. We exchanged emails, talked about our love of tennis and music and became pen pals. Three years later, he took me on tour with him to open 10 shows for him in the USA when I was 20 years old and had no experience past a few shows in Edmonton and a EP. He believed in me. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. We have been close friends for almost 20 years, played dozens of shows and festivals together across Canada and the USA and he is truly one of the greatest people I’ve ever known.
On March 8th, Dan was involved in an accident with a snowblower that result in him losing the tips of his fingers of his left hand. Obviously, Dan’s career and livelihood depends on having his hands for his guitar, his paintings and raising his daughter, Lulu.
If this incident happened here in Canada, his surgery would be handled financially and it would not have to come at the expense of his family and it would not bury him in debt. However, since the accident happened in New York state, and he does not have health insurance coverage for this type of accident, he has to pay 100% of the funds.”
– Colin Priestner, Edmonton