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ADAMS TO PERFORM BENEFIT IN CRANBROOK, British Columbia

Posted on: 17/10/2000
By: BadNews

A special concert appearance by Bryan Adams in Cranbrook, B. C. has lead to his scheduling a series of dates in western Canada.

The show will take place in Cranbrook on December 5, 2000 with part of the proceeds to benefit the Canadian Avalanche Foundation. Adams was made aware of the foundation while photographing Margaret Trudeau for his “Made In Canada” book project. Her son, Michel, died in an avalanche in the Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park two years ago. Margaret, along with the head of Canadian Avalanche Foundation, Chris Stethem, are working hard to raise funds and create awareness of the dangers of avalanches. “Of all natural hazards in Canada, avalanches claim the most lives in the country,” states Chris Stethem. “Our goal is to provide a service for mountain enthusiasts that will allow them to monitor avalanche danger seven days a week in their favorite recreation areas. We are a registered charity and have no regular government funding, so we rely on donations and private contributions to operate. We presenty provide a bi-weekly service through the Public Avalanche Bulletin and hope to raise enough money to update this crucial information daily. The Bulletin is produced at a loss at present and funds are urgently needed to continue this important service and expand it to our mandate of a daily format. The Bulletin is put out by the Canadian Avalanche Centre which is a self-supporting, non-profit organization,” says Stethem.

“I am so thrilled that Bryan is able to help with this important cause,” states Margaret Trudeau. “With his ability to reach an audience that will appreciate a service of this kind, we hope to create greater awareness of avalanche danger and provide people with a place to get this information in order to enjoy outdoor sports and be safe.”

Adams says “I understand the value of such an organization and I am honoured to give it a financial and promotional boost. Since we were committed to playing in Cranbrook for the Canadian Avalanche Foundation, we wanted to also play some cities that were missed over the years and some that have expressed a special interest in having us back. It
just took a worthwhile cause to provide the spark.” Information booths will be set up at all of Bryan’s shows by the Canadian Avalanche Foundation to provide concert-goers with more details as to their mandate.

Adams will perform in the following cities:

December 1 Kelowna, B.C. Skyreach Place
December 2 Prince George, B.C. Multiplex
December 3 Grande Prairie, Alta Crystal Centre
December 5 Cranbrook, B.C. Rec Facility
– Canadian Avalanche Foundation
December 6 Lethbridge, Alta Enmax Centre
December 7 Regina, Sask Agridome
December 8 Saskatoon, Sask Sask Place
December 9 Red Deer, Alta Centrium

For more information on the Canadian Avalanche Foundation,
contact Chris Stetham at cstetham1@telus.net
or (403) 678-2477

To access The Avalanche Bulletin go to www.avalanche.ca