54-40 will play in Harrison Hot Springs this September as part of the Music Therapy Ride.

Rock stars part of music therapy ride

54-40 and Tweed Simmons family coming to Harrison Hot Springs

In its ten years, the Music Therapy Ride has raised more than $500,000. That money goes toward creating musical therapy programs used by therapists in hospitals and treatment centres, sometimes right at patients’ bedsides.

But when the ride rolls from Fraser Downs into Harrison Hot Springs on September 8, it will be all about the rock and roll.

Canadian rockers 54-40, who are celebrating their 30 year anniversary, will perform at the Lakeside Cafe. And coming along for the ride are Sophie, Nick and Shannon Tweed-Simmons.

54-40 is lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, and brings a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day.

Of course, the Tweed-Simmons are best known for their hit reality television series, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”.  Earlier this year, Sophie became involved with Metro Vancouver’s first child protection centre, Sophie’s Place, which was named after Sophie and is now open in Surrey.

Nick graduated from Pitzer College in California with Honours in English and World Literature. He is a Screen Actors Guild member, has appeared in a Dr. Pepper commercial and has performed voiceover work.  Canadian-born Shannon Tweed-Simmons is an actress, model, mother and wife.

The 11th annual Music Therapy Ride is open to motorcycles and cars, and will leave Fraser Downs Racetrack at 9:30 a.m. September 8, escorted by the VPD’s Motorcycle Drill Team to Harrison Hot Springs’ Lakeside Café.

There will be a barbecue lunch, live auction and an acoustic performance by 54-40.

Also of note, the early bird rate has been extended.  Register soon and receive an early bird rate of $99.00 per bike.

For information on how to register or to make a donation, visit http://www.musictherapyride.org.

 

 

Just Posted

Agassiz, Harrison thank fire crews for battling Mt. Hicks wildfire

Dinner for crews hosted by Agassiz Seniors Community Friday night

Six Sto:lo chiefs sign MOU agreement affirming Indigenous rights

Moving to next phase of nation-to-nation negotiation in preparation for final treaty

Q & A with SD78 trustee candidates

Agassiz-Harrison’s trustee-hopefuls answer the Observer’s questions

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

On Oct. 19, gospel musician, Rob Berg, hosts first concert in Chilliwack in 25 years

Held at the Sardis Community Church, the concert celebrates his career and new album release

VIDEO: How to roll a joint

The cannabis connoisseur shares his secrets to rolling the perfect joint

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Most Read