Concert to benefit native youth

On Friday, August 28, at 7 p.m., a group of Sudden Valley neighbors will sponsor a concert by Swil Kanim to benefit native youth in the foster care system, with funds going to support Blue Skies for Children.

The benefit concert is open to the public and will be held at the Sudden Valley Marina located at Gate 1. Community organizers suggest bringing lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Donations of $5 per person or $15 per family will support expressive art development for these children who are facing challenges. Blue Skies for Children has agreed to handle the distribution of the funds.

Kanim is a member of the Lummi Nation. He travels nationally and internationally as a musician and inspirational speaker. He is a recent recipient of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Peace Builders Award and Whatcom Family & Community Network Community Builders Award.

A world-class virtuoso violinist, Kanim advocates self-expression to create stronger community. He intertwines his music with storytelling, poetry and audience interaction.

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