Remembering Ben

Benefit organized by friends and family to honour South Surrey man

A fundraiser dedicated to the legacy of former South Surrey resident Ben Trompetter is set for Oct. 24 in Vancouver.

Proceeds from the Live Like Benefit – to take place at St. James Hall in Kitsilano (3214 W. 10 Ave.) – are destined to support orphans in Thailand, where Trompetter had worked as a guide.

The 27-year-old died in August 2012, after jumping from a cliff northeast of Pemberton into the icy waters of Anderson Lake. Its believed the frigid temperatures sent his body into shock; he never resurfaced.

Performing at Live Like Benefit will be Amble Greene – a group from Ocean Park who are in the top 20 for the Peak Performance Project – Terence Jack, and special guests.

The Peak Performance Project is a seven-year contest open to emerging B.C. musicians. Twenty finalists are selected annually to receive training in the music business, mentorships and a chance at cash prizes. This year, the finalists were challenged to organize a charity event for a cause they believed in.

Tickets to Live Like Benefit are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  They will also be available at www.livelikebenefit.brownpapertickets.com

 

 

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