RDC marks 16th annual ‘Affairs of the Arts’

Red Deer College staff are excited to welcome a major headliner to help support its annual Affairs of the Arts event fundraiser.

Canadian band Chilliwack will rock the roof off of the College’s Arts Centre Mainstage on March 2.

Following the success of last year’s Affairs of the Arts, this is the second year that rock legends will grace the stage at the College in support of RDC students. An additional feature for this year’s event will be an opening act performance by Red Deer College students.

Rising out of the ashes of psychedelia in 1969, Chilliwack released 12 albums over a 15-year period producing numerous Canadian and international hits including Lonesome Mary, Fly At Night and California Girl in the 70s plus My Girl (gone gone gone) and Whatcha Gonna Do in the 80s.

All this work led to 15 gold and platinum certifications, a host of awards, high profile TV appearances and coliseum concert tours.

Chilliwack’s reputation for powerful shows continues as they head into their 42nd anniversary, and with the live CD There and Back still winning over new fans and delighting long time ones, Bill Henderson and the band are rocking like never before.

Proceeds raised from Affairs of the Arts support visual and performing arts programs, enabling RDC to enhance learning experiences and provide scholarships and awards to deserving students. Last year’s event raised more than $62,000.

Businesses looking to support this year’s Affairs of the Arts can get involved as sponsors up until Jan. 31.

Some of the many sponsorship benefits include admittance to an appetizer reception, an exclusive after party, a ‘Meet & Greet’ with the band, and VIP seating for Chilliwack’s performance.

Anyone interested in sponsoring this event should contact Sharon Sutherland at 403-357-3691 or by email at sharon.sutherland@rdc.ab.ca.

Tickets are $79.20 per seat. Tickets are available through the Black Knight Ticket Centre by calling 403-755-6626 or www.bkticketcentre.ca.