Raffi to give special performance for local cause

Raffi is more than just a beloved entertainer. He also speaks out strongly on environmental issues that concern him.

Raffi is more than just a beloved entertainer. He also speaks out strongly on environmental issues that concern him.

In that vein, he’s stepping up with a benefit concert called Save Shawnigan Water to help back the fight against dumping contaminated soil near Shawnigan Lake.

Raffi was at Shawnigan Lake recently to take part in a high-profile helicopter flyover of the Stebbings Road dump site operated by South Island Resource Management.

The show is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets are $30.50 and $38 each but there is also a VIP offering at $68, which includes a meet and greet with Raffi.

Tickets are on sale now. Call 250-748-7529 to order.