Save Alberta Hospital Concert

Live music will help raise money & awareness for group destined to save Alberta Hospital

What: Save Alberta Hospital Edmonton Concert
When: Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 7PM
Where: Edmonton Event Centre (8882-170 St.)/ 780-489-7469

ANYONE who's been tuned into the local news over the last few months knows at least something about the recent controversies involving the Alberta Hospital. The 86-year-old, 275-acre, 45-building, 400-bed psychiatric hospital is downsizing.

The province announced the closing of some of the facility's acute care beds back in August, but has since seen a swift backlash of protestors who warn that this decision could have serious consequences.

This Saturday (Nov. 28) has been set aside by those very protestors, who have organized a special evening of music to raise proceeds and awareness for their cause. Presented by Friends of D.A.V.I.D.S., the "Save Alberta Hospital Edmonton" benefit concert will take place at Edmonton Event Centre in West Edmonton Mall, and will feature performances by Killinger, Dani Jean, Hollywood Assassyn, September Stone, and 8-time Juno winner Bill Bourne.

The AUPE (Alberta Union of Provincial Employees) supports the one-night-only event, but is not involved in its organization. Tickets for "Save Alberta Hospital" are now on sale through Ticketmaster, and are $14 each. Doors open at 6PM, and the show starts one hour later. For more information call the Edmonton Event Centre at 780-489-7469, or check out the Facebook page.


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