Barney Bentall and The Cariboo Express
November 14th, 15th & 16th, 2019
This November the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank and Brentwood's Music in the Bay will team up to present our annual major food bank fundraiser with Juno award-winning musician Barney Bentall over three nights at Sidney's Mary Winspear Centre. In the past 13 years of presenting the Cariboo Express concerts we have raised $200,000.00 for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank.
The Cariboo Express is a one-of-a-kind variety show hosted by Barney Bentall. The cast has boasted the likes of Ridley Bent, Matt Masters, Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Leeroy Stagger, Matt Masters, Wendy Bird and a red hot backing band who perform as The Gold Rush Allstars.
Each year the tour hosts a special guest musician some of which have included Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, Spirit of the West's John Mann and 54-40's Neil Osborne.
To ensure our continued success, we are inviting corporate sponsors to assist in underwriting the show expenses. The accompanying page shows our sponsorship levels and their breakdowns. Your assistance at any level would be greatly appreciated.
Sponsors receive a specially handcrafted song intro written by Barney Bentall and co-host, Matt Masters. There's no limit to what can be done; they weave the most unlikely backstory into the song intros. Our sponsors have been as varied as investment firms, coffee shops, breweries, auto body repair shops and yes, even a funeral home.
All funds raised by sponsorship goes to the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank and ensure that vital services such as food recovery programs and school breakfast and lunch programs can continue throughout the year. The food bank distributes more the 7 tons in food each month. That doesn't include the fresh produce, meats and dairy items from our food recovery program. The food bank serves families on the Saanich Peninsula from Elk Lake north.
In May of 2018 the Sidney Lions Food Bank re-branded to better reflect the community they serve, and is now known as the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank.
If you have any further questions about the food bank or the Cariboo Express please feel free to contact Bev at the food bank 250-655-0679. Thanks you for considering becoming a sponsors of the Cariboo Express, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Presenting Sponsor Platinum Levels:
(includes two tickets, signed commemorative poster and meet the band opportunity)
Performers Fee: $25,000.00
Rental of Theatre: $5,000.00
Hotel Rooms: $3,000.00
Song Sponsorship Levels:
Gold Buckle Level: $1,500.00
(includes two tickets, signed commemorative poster & meet and greet with the band)
Silver Buckle Level: $1,000.00
(includes two tickets & signed commemorative poster)
Bronze Buckle Level: $500.00
(includes two tickets)
The Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank is also looking for donations of silent auction items for each evening of the event. This can include gift vouchers, art, new products, gift baskets and other items.
If you have items you'd like to donate please contact Bev Elder at 250-655-0679.
Deadline to donate silent auction items is Friday, November 8th, 2019.