Annual 'Sleighing Hunger' charity concert goes virtual this season
The S’Aints band will carry on their annual holiday charity concert online this year. (source S'Aints band/Twitter)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- Windsor’s best-known philanthropic band, the S’Aints, will keep “Sleighing Hunger” this holiday season as their annual festive show goes virtual this year.
The group of veteran musicians typically perform at Caesar’s Windsor for the event, but it will be broadcast virtually this year from inside St. Clair College, where the festive tradition began.
“The group was 100 per cent behind the idea,” said drummer Jeff Burrows. “The concern was whether we could get together and film it. So, everybody maintained their distance…and we went back to St. Clair, where the show began 10 years ago.”
Burrows says the holiday concert has raised more than $270,000 over the last decade for area food banks. With the need for assistance in the community greater than ever, The S’Aints decided to go virtual, since an in-person concert was out of the question this year.
“It would have been a tragedy for us to cancel this year,” Burrows said.
The S’Aints 2020 Sleighing Hunger concert will be broadcast virtually on December 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online and prices start at $25 for General Admission, to $50 for a family bundle. Other tickets can be purchased in a package which includes a Christmas album and the 10th anniversary live album.
The concert is sponsored by St. Clair College, in partnership with LiUNA Local 625.
Proceeds raised will help the Unemployed Help Centre food bank in Windsor and Chatham’s Outreach for Hunger food bank.