Join us to celebrate 30 years of Family Place!

Join us for an evening to celebrate Family Place and 30 years of service to our community!

SWING SETS will be a night filled with hot jazz, cool cats (you!), great drinks, hors d’oeuvres and opportunities to support Family Place through an incredible silent auction. This event will be the place to be in New Westminster on October 17 – with limited tickets available, don’t miss your chance to attend!

Enjoy dancing the evening away with live music from Juno Award Winning jazz musician Murray Porter. Blues Man Murray Porter’s music career has taken him all over the world for the last 40 years. He’s a proud Mohawk man from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario, who now lives on Squamish Nation territory in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Murray may have a blues soul to the core, but he also grew up on rock and roll, R & B and country music. Porter’s first CD since his 2012 JUNO Award for ‘Aboriginal Album of the Year’ is titled, “STAND UP!” and reflects these early musical influences. Porter has most recently performed at British Columbia’s largest summer music Festival, the Skookum Festival, at Stanley Park in Vancouver; Harmony Arts Festival (West Vancouver), Fort Langley Jazz Festival (B.C.), Assembly of First Nations Gala (Vancouver); Calabogie Blues Festival (ON); Onkwehon:we Festival (Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON); Rez Bluez in Vancouver, Toronto, Kahnawake, Que. As a Solo he’s performed at: National Indigenous Day (Vancouver); McGill University Indigenous Awareness Week, Montreal; several Indigenous corporate, organizational and private events from Gitwanga, B.C. to Six Nations, Ont.

Our evening will be hosted by CBC’s Margaret Gallagher – host of CBC Radio One’s Hot Air. Ms. Gallagher is actively involved in community outreach. She has tirelessly donated her time and efforts in supporting many Vancouver groups and has hosted a variety of arts and community events, including: UBC & SFU Alumni Associations, Asian Heritage Month, The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival and Hapa-pooloza. She was also involved with Ganbare Japan!, a benefit concert held for those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan.

For event sponsorship opportunities and/or further event details, please contact Family Place Executive Director, Dana Osiowy at 604.520.3666 or dana@nwfamily.bc.ca