Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

September 11, 2014 11:21 ET

Blue Rodeo to Headline Vancouver Benefit Concert in Support of Ending Homelessness

'Band Together' takes place November 4, 2014 at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2014) - The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) announced today a benefit concert in support of ending homelessness in Canada. 'Band Together' will take place on November 4, 2014 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver and will feature Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Blue Rodeo with special guests High Valley.

More than 200,000 people experience homelessness every year in Canada with more than 30,000 men, women and children homeless on any given night. Homelessness costs the Canadian economy more than $7 billion annually.

"The un-natural disaster of homelessness in Canada requires urgent and immediate action," says Tim Richter, President & CEO of the CAEH, "Band Together will help us reach out to Canadians through music and build the growing movement to end homelessness."

CAEH will direct concert proceeds to develop and pilot a national campaign to house and support 20,000 of Canada's most vulnerable homeless people. This is the first of what the CAEH expects will become an annual concert series.

Tickets start at $79 and will go on sale on Thursday, September 18 at 10 a.m. PDT at www.bandtogetherconcert.ca.

Band Together is taking place in connection with the second annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness taking place November 3 to 5 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver. The conference will bring more than 700 policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders, front line workers and people with lived experience of homelessness to Vancouver in support of a shared mission to end homelessness in Canada. The conference will arm participants with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness in their communities.

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has been formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up. Please visit www.caeh.ca for more information.

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