Carly Rae Jepsen played a concert at the Clarke Theatre Monday night before a near-capacity crowd in Mission. The two-time Grammy nominee was brought to Mission through Target

Jepsen fans pack Clarke Theatre

The Mission-raised songstress entertained the crowds Monday night



Mission’s own world-famous singer Carly Rae Jepsen was back home Monday night for a high-energy concert at the Clarke Theatre.

Playing a selection of her hits, including “This Kiss,” Jepsen performed for the hometown crowd of appreciative fans that nearly packed the venue.

Speaking to The Record before the concert, Larry Jepsen, Carly Rae’s father, said she’s “always been so grateful for the support from Mission.”

The 27-year-old double Grammy nominee was thrilled to be able to put on a show for her local fans, he continued.

Among Carly Rae’s list of positive influences in her musical career is Heritage Park Secondary School drama teacher Bev Holmes.

“This is totally exciting and totally fun,” said Holmes before the music began, noting that Jepsen has maintained a happy and humble attitude about her runaway success. “That’s still who she is.”

The free concert was brought to Mission by retailer Target, which handed out tickets for last Tuesday at the Leisure Centre.

For more photos from the concert, visit The Record’s Facebook page.

Just Posted

After 30 years, Agassiz’s Miss Marge set to retire from Variety Play

From 1989 to today, Miss Marge has taken generations of kids through the district play program

RCMP believe Missing Hope teenager was headed to Chilliwack

Keely Reeze Loewen, 18, last in contact with a family member on June 13

Summer service by bus from Chilliwack to Cultus Lake starting soon

Seasonal change will see bus service from Vedder Road to Cultus elementary until Labour Day

Chilliwack trustees divided on Trans Mountain pipeline route near two schools

School district will pen letter to NEB to ask for re-routing away from schools to be considered

Agassiz RCMP finally able to get outdoor picnic table

Funds from Harrison and Kent will allow the detachment to purchase the outdoor seating area

VIDEO: Reading splashes into Agassiz’s Ferny Coombe Pool

The Agassiz Library held its annual Reading in the Pool event Friday, June 14

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Channel your inner pirate in epic Canada-wide treasure hunt

200 treasure chests hidden among trails and waterways, lots of prizes to be claimed

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Most Read