Benefit concert helps Calgary addictions agency

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A Canadian singer-songwriter whose long career is intertwined with various humanitarian causes is adding another in Calgary to his resume.

Winnipeg-based Steve Bell and his band will play a benefit concert on Dec. 13 to aid the Calgary Dream Centre.

Fresh off the release of his 20th album, Where the Good Way Lies, Bell will be joined by special guest choir Harmony Through Harmony at the 16th annual Music For a Winter Evening fundraiser. Veteran broadcaster Darrel Janz will host the event.

Bell has used his music to raise awareness for a wide variety of groups including National Roundtable on Homelessness and Poverty, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Compassion Canada and the North End Family Centre.

The Dream Centre is in need of support especially this year as it had added a Women’s Recovery Home to its long-established men’s programs. All funds raised go toward helping clients escape the destructive cycle of addiction and homelessness. Since inception, the centre has worked with more than 4,000 men through addictions counselling, transitional living and supportive long-term housing.

Tickets for the concert are available at artscommons.ca or by calling the box office at 403-294-9494.

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Fuente: CALGARY HERALD