The Hairfarmers stream third live show tonight 

Local band, along with Whistler Live, have raised over $100,000 for local food banks

click to enlarge The Hairfarmers are streaming a live show on Friday, April 17 to benefit Squamish charities. Their first livestream took place in a Tapley's garage last month. - Photo courtesy of Whistler Live Facebook
  • The Hairfarmers are streaming a live show on Friday, April 17 to benefit Squamish charities. Their first livestream took place in a Tapley's garage last month. Photo courtesy of Whistler Live Facebook

Sea to Sky corridor, are you ready to rock—for a third time?

Over the last six weeks, Whistler duo The Hairfarmers have teamed up with Whistler Live to livestream concerts from a “secret” location at Tapley’s Farm and raise money for the Whistler and Pemberton Food Banks.

Thanks to local generosity—and matching funds from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation (WBF)—they have raised over $100,000.

“The Hairfarmers have a huge fan base and it is remarkable the reach our shows have had,” Andrew Bacon with Whistler Live said in a release. “People have been watching from all over the world.”

Now, they’re setting their sights on Squamish. Tonight, Friday, April 17, at 5 p.m. the team is broadcasting their third show to support the Squamish Food Bank and Squamish Helping Hands.

Once again, the WBF will match donations up to $15,000.

“The need for food in Squamish is immediate and we are going to do our best to raise well over $50,000 this Friday,” Bacon added.

Former food bank interim manager and current volunteer Gord Lyster said the fundraiser is an exciting proposition, noting that he’s watched the first two concerts and has appreciated the energy the duo has brought in these challenging times.

“That can be huge. It’s been very successful when they did the Whistler Food Bank and then followed with the Pemberton Food Bank,” he said. “We’re hoping that every participates and donates and gets us up to the $15,000 to that we can make that $30,000.”

Tune in tonight at facebook.com/WhistlerLiveStream/.

-with files from Dan Falloon

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