KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Mike Sanyshyn, Tianna Lefebvre and Craig McGregor performed their Christmas Swing concert for a sold-out crowd at Coghlan Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Coghlan Christmas a sell-out for Aldergrove music fans

“Christmas Swing” concert presentation by Mike Sanyshyn, Tianna Lefebvre and Craig McGregor

For the second time in as many months a special concert at the historic Coghlan Community Hall was sold out on Sunday afternoon.

This time it was the “Christmas Swing” concert presentation by Mike Sanyshyn, Tianna Lefebvre and Craig McGregor that filled the hall with appreciative fans.

Great show!

Posted by Kurt Langmann on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mike Sanyshyn, Tianna Lefebvre and Craig McGregor performed Christmas classics for a sold out crowd at Aldergrove today.

Posted by Kurt Langmann on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Last month it was the Ceilidh at the hall that filled the hall with Scottish dancers, and this ongoing success has encouraged Aldergrove Festival Days Society (AFDS) members to plan yet another show this spring.

The AFDS has been operating the hall in recent years, and has been renting it out for community functions such as wedding parties to help pay for the hall’s operating expenses. The two concerts have raised more funds for the hall’s operations.

Sunday’s event was also a fund-raiser for the Abbotsford-based Extreme Dance group, which is sending 15 of its students to an upcoming competition in New York. The club members were selling Christmas goodies such as cakes and cookies on Sunday.

The AFDS also holds its planning meetings in Coghlan Hall, where the society prepares for the annual Aldergrove Fair Days in the summer and the Light-Up Aldergrove Christmas events in December. Coghlan hall has been an important centre for the community since 1910.

AFDS spokesman Bob Long says he is looking at organizing a Maritimes-style Ceilidh in the spring, possibly March, as part of the concert series.

On Sunday, Dec. 17, the Christmas sounds of Sanyshyn’s ensemble went over well, with Tianna’s brassy Brenda Lee-style vocals offset by the sweet sounds of Mike’s traditional fiddle and Craig’s understated guitar accompaniment.

All three members of the trio are award-winning musicians, and Mike and Tianna are also a married couple with a long history in the west coast country music scene.

 

KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Mike Sanyshyn, Tianna Lefebvre and Craig McGregor performed their Christmas Swing concert for a sold-out crowd at Coghlan Hall on Sunday afternoon.

KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Members of the Extreme Dance team were selling Christmas goodies to raise funds for the dance team’s upcoming trip to a competition in New York.

Just Posted

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds take silver in finals of new minor midget hockey league

Team of mostly Langley players will have a new look in the second season

Langley tutor lauded on ice

Sylvia Lloyd was recognized for the work she does – paid and unpaid – helping tutor children.

Trappers on brink of elimination after third loss

“We’ve got to play desperate hockey’ coach of Langley hockey team says

Arrest in alleged parking lot assault at LMH

Langley RCMP investigating daylight incident

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

Teacher reprimanded after incident with Grade 11 student in school gym

Gregory Norman Brock was teaching at a high school in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Avalanche control tomorrow on Highway 1

Expect closures of up to two hours east of Revelstoke

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read