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Bill Henderson to play ARThritis Soirée

By Don Fennell

Published 10:56 PST, Fri January 24, 2020

Best known for his work as lead singer and guitarist with the group Chilliwack, Bill Henderson will be the guest performer at the eighth ARThritis Soirée May 21 at the Roof, Hotel Vancouver.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for the annual fundraiser to benefit Arthritis Research Canada and life-saving arthritis research. The Richmond Sentinel is a proud media sponsor of this event.

Hosted by Man About Town’s Fred Lee, the elegant cocktail reception, starting at 7 p.m., offers guests a chance to mingle while enjoying an array of d’ouevres, BC wines and champagne. The evening will also feature a raffle and silent and live auctions.

"Arthritis is something that affects so many people of all walks of life," said Dan Scarrow, president of Macdonald Real Estate Group and the event's Presenting Sponsor, "And with over 1,000 agents and staff in our company, we know that almost all of them have been impacted by arthritis, whether it's personally, a friend, or a loved one."

Arthritis is more serious than most people think! Over 6 million Canadians, young and old, are affected by arthritis. Arthritis Research Canada has assembled a team of world-class research scientists who in partnership with our patient advisors are working diligently to find answers and save lives, by getting research results into the hands of those who need it most.

"Support for arthritis research is critical to helping us tackle this devastating illness," said Arthritis Research Canada's scientific director Dr. John Esdaile. "We are grateful to those individuals and businesses who donate and help advance research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, better treatment, and improved quality of life."

Henderson helped form the psychedelic rock group The Collectors. After they disbanded, he and other former Collectors formed Chilliwack which played together for more than three decades. In 1983 he won the Juno Award as Producer of the Year with Brian MacLeod. He also won a Genie Award for best original song in a movie (“When I Sing”, from Bye Blue Blues) and was the musical director for the Canadian edition of Sesame Street from 1989 to 1995. He was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.

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