Burnaby will see a benefit concert on Sunday, July 17 in support of Ukrainians fleeing the war in their country.
On Sunday, July 17, Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby, is co-hosting the event with the Burnaby Firefighters Local 233, the New Westminster Firefighters, the Holy Eucharist Cathedral and the Burnaby Welcomes Ukraine group.
The event will take place at Edmonds Plaza from 6 to 8 p.m.
The concert will include performances by the band The Unmentionables and the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral’s choral group, with other performers to be announced.
“I condemn the terrible, unjustified, and unprovoked attacks on Ukraine by Russia. My team and I stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine,” Julian said in a statement, adding that he is advocating for VISA-free access to Canada for Ukrainians.
“There’s still a lot of work to do, because the number of refugees is astronomical,” Julian told the NOW. “You see in Eastern Europe the millions of people who’ve had to flee their homes, because of their homes being destroyed, their communities being destroyed ... So Canada stepping up, and the local community stepping up is really, really important.”
United for Ukraine benefit concert
When: Sunday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Edmonds Plaza (7433 Edmonds St.)
Cost: By donation