cutline: Santa visited Agassiz Chiropractic Centre last Friday as part of a fundraiser for the local food bank.

Two truckloads for Agassiz Harrison food bank

Country singer Stacey McKitrick helps with fundraiser at Agassiz Chiropractic

The community was treated to an acoustic performance by Abbotsford-based country singer Stacey McKitrick last Friday afternoon, as part of a fundraiser for Agassiz Harrison Community Services.

And in return, the community helped stock the shelves for the food bank, which is run through AHCS.

“They gathered a truckload of donations,” McKitrick said.

“I was completely shocked. It was unbelievable, for being in a small setting, in a small community.”

The performance and fundraiser was held at the Agassiz Chiropractic Centre, in the District of Kent’s Fitness/ Activity Centre.

“It was just me and my guitar player, and we went out and performed two half-hour acoustic sets,” she said, mixing up Christmas standards with music off her self-titled, debut album.

The fundraiser was organized by Agassiz Chiropractic, who promised to match the donations brought in.

And that truckload? It was actually two truckloads by the end of the day, which translated into a cheque for $775.

Being able to perform at a fundraiser isn’t just a joy for McKitrick, it’s how she got her start in the music business.

At the age of nine, she was combing the newspapers and calling the city (Abbotsford) to see what fundraisers were going on each weekend. And then, she’d offered to sing.

“It was something I really loved to do,” she said. “I love the spotlight from a young age, and my parents always told me if you want to make something happen you can make it happen. But you have to put in the hard work and be determined.”

Her next fundraiser is a Cans for Kids event at Seven Oaks Shopping Centre, Thursday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. She’ll be singing, and helping collect money and non-perishable food for the Abbotsford Food Bank. The sales of her CDs at the event will also go toward the fundraiser.

news@ahobserver.com

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Sts’Ailes students scale glaciers as part of mountain skills and wilderness program

‘It’s not just about taking kids hiking, it’s actually about connecting them to the land’

Fraser Cascade superintendent announces retirement

Dr. Karen Nelson has worked for School District 78 for 29 years

Not over yet: Mixture of snow, freezing rain on way as winter storm tapers in Lower Mainland

Environment Canada releases weather alert for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

FVRD seeking outdoor rec feedback

Open house meetings slated for next week

LETTER: Agassiz once a sleepy village at the end of the road

In his letter, Richard Probert shares his memories of Agassiz as it was in the ’50s and ’60s

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later

B.C. offers $5 million equipment loan program to help ailing forest contractors

Local politicians in Port McNeill and Campbell River says local economies are struggling

Vancouver Island distillery wins award for best Canadian rye whisky

Shelter Point cleans up at Canadian Whisky Awards

Kelowna hotel to award couples for baby-making with Nooner deal

The deal includes a free stay every Valentine’s Day for the next 18 years

Dad of missing Abbotsford woman charged after allegedly exposing himself in park

Barry Shpeley charged with sexual assault and assault

Crown won’t appeal sentence in child sex assault case of former Burns Lake mayor

B.C. Prosecution Service said sentence doesn’t meet standard for appeal

VIDEO: Semi driver records 22 crashes in one icy trip from Chilliwack to Abbotsford

‘Treacherous’ morning had emergency crews struggling to reach stranded drivers

‘Scariest boat ride of my life’: Passengers trapped by ice on rocky B.C. ferry sailing

The Nimpkish docked in Bella Coola on Jan.12 coated in a thick layer of ice

B.C. pair ordered to pay $55,000 for oil tank discovered four years after selling home

Judge says defendants breached contract, despite being unaware of tank until basement flooded

Most Read