Homelessness Action Week took place in the Province of BC, October 9-15, 2023. Founder of the Neighbourhood Gospel Band (NGB) and co-founder of the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry, the Reverend Pitman Potter, CM with the aid of St. John’s, Shaughnessy’s warden, Joan Stewart, ODNW and others organized a benefit concert at SJS, Sunday October 15, marking the conclusion of Homelessness Action Week. The $2200 raised at the concert went toward the work of the ‘Neighbourhood Ministry”.
Approximately 100 folks in attendance were treated to two sets by NGB. Following the first set, special guest, Jim Byrnes, OBC took the stage and delighted the crowd with a 20 minute set. Jim Byrnes, originally from St. Louis, MO is a highly accomplished actor and blues musician. The three-time Juno Award winner has made Vancouver his home for 50 years and during his career he has appeared in dozens of films and television series.
Diocesan photographer, Wayne Chose, ODNW, always generous with his time and talent attended the concert and chronicled the event with many images.