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Chilliwack to play at RDC in March

Veteran Canadian band Chilliwack will “rock the roof” off the Red Deer College Arts Centre in March.

The group known for such 1970s and ’80s hits as Lonesome Mary, Fly at Night, My Girl (gone gone gone) and Whatcha Gonna Do will be headlining the RDC Affair of the Arts fundraiser on March 2.

RDC music students will be opening for Chilliwack — a band that formed in 1969, releasing 12 albums over 15 years, and achieving gold and platinum sales status.

Chilliwack recently released a live CD, There and Back, which is proving popular with old and new fans.

Proceeds from Affair of the Arts supports visual and performing arts programs at the college, enhancing students’ learning experiences and providing scholarships and awards. Last year’s event raised more than $62,000.

Businesses can sign up as sponsors of the fundraiser until Jan. 31.

Some of the sponsors’ benefits are: Getting to attend an appetizer reception; an exclusive after party; a meet and greet with the band; and getting VIP seating for Chilliwack’s performance. Anyone interested can call Sharon Sutherland at 403-357-3691 or email

General tickets to the fundraising concert are $79.20 per seat from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

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