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Bluegrass band to play in Kelowna for Braintrust Canada

Award winning local bluegrass band A Day Late and a A Dollar Short plays at Benvoulin Church from 1 - 3 p.m. prior to Grey Cup on Sunday Nov. 27 in support of BrainTrust Canada.

Funds will be directed to support BrainTrust Canada’s national initiative A Run to Remember in which David McGuire, a young man with brain injury who sustained brain injury in 2005 and was told he’d never walk again, yet is running a marathon a day across Canada for brain injury awareness.  The band refers to their up-tempo music as both traditional bluegrass and ‘newgrass’ with harmony vocals combined with red-hot acoustic instrumentals and on stage humor.   Tickets can be purchased for $20 at Mosaic Books or by calling BrainTrust Canada at (250) 762-3233.

A Day Late and A Dollar Short has won several awards, including 2006 Bluegrass Band of the Year and 2005 BC Bluegrass Association Band of the year, as well as accolades from Okanagan Life Magazine who cited them amongst the top three bands in the Central Okanagan.  The band members boast nearly 200 years of musical experience combined, and include Dominic Cormier from New Brunswick, Ron Hillcoff from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vic Ukrainetz from Saskatchewan, Bob Bissillion and Darrell Corbel hail from Alberta, and Jack Kinakin born and bred in Kelowna, BC.

Donations to BrainTrust Canada and A Run to Remember can be made through any Scotiabank (account # 801500051020), or through www.runtoremember.com with options such as buying a km for $20, or by contacting (250) 762-3233.

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