Hundreds of people attended Saturday evening’s Memorial Concert for Daniel Levesque at Revelstoke Secondary School, raising more than $4,000 from ticket sales alone.
The concert, which featured six local bands punctuated by comments from people who knew Daniel before he was slain in Victoria earlier this summer, was intended to raise enough money to help defray the cost of psychological counselling for his younger siblings as well as travel costs to Victoria for his mother, Stacey Thur, when his accused killed goes on trial.
Organizer Tessa Davis said she still has to calculate the amount raised by a silent auction that was staged during the intermission as well as after the show. Money was also raised at the Last Drop pub after the concert when scores of concert-goers dropped by for a pint. $1 from each pint of Mount Begbie sold at the pub on Saturday went to the fund-raising effort.