Corner Gas Hosts Rachel Davis Celebration Benefit with O’Hanlon’s In Regina
Brent Butt performs stand-up along with comics Peter Kelamis, Jamie Hutchinson, Irwin Barker, Sam Easton and John Beuhler
Corner Gas matriarch Janet Wright will host an evening of comedy and satire, joined by fellow cast members Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Lorne Cardinal and Nancy Robertson for a special celebration benefiting the Rachel Davis Foundation Friday, August 25 at O’Hanlon’s Pub in downtown Regina.
The Rachel Davis Foundation is an initiative of Corner Gas star Janet Wright (Emma Leroy) and musician Bruce Davis, to honour their daughter Rachel who was killed as she tried to protect a stranger in a fight outside a Vancouver nightclub in January 2004. Her action that night received national media attention and has been recognized by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Police and the City of North Vancouver. The foundation was established to develop an award in Rachel’s memory that will honour young people who have demonstrated an outstanding act of compassion or kindness. Nominations for the award will open following the benefit.
The evening officially kicks off at 5 p.m. and features stand-up performances by Corner Gas star/creator Brent Butt, along with sidesplitting Canadian comics including Peter Kelamis, Jamie Hutchinson, Irwin Barker, Sam Easton and John Beuhler. In addition, one of Canada’s finest singer/songwriters, Kyle Riabko, will highlight musical entertainment that will feature Regina’s own Ghosts of Modern Man, Geronimo, Anatta, Golden Mile, The Rusty Augers, Danny Nargang and Rah Rah.
The fun-filled night will also see Corner Gas cast members taking drink orders at their favourite local hangout, posing for photos and autographs, and handing out great prizes including a trip to Dog River and a behind the scenes pass!
The evening would not be possible without the generosity of O’Hanlon’s owners Niall O’Hanlon and Robert Gardikiotis, who have donated the venue and 100 per cent of the bar’s profits, and their generous staff who are volunteering their time. Limited edition Corner Gas/Rachel Davis Foundation t-shirts donated by BrÃ¼zer will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the Rachel Davis Foundation Award.