Proceeds to support the Nanaimo Region John Howard Society
Each year, the Cariboo Express Tour is a highly anticipated show like no other – a heart-warming, hilarious
variety showcase of astonishing talents in roots, country, and rock ‘n roll, with a sense of community at the
centre of it all.
Funds raised by the performance at the fabulous Port Theatre will support the incredible work of the
Nanaimo Region John Howard Society to foster a safe and supported community. The Society runs the most
effective prison-based addiction treatment program in Canada, and continues to be a leader in Restorative
Justice, housing homeless community members, and helping chronically unemployed people toward
supported employment and meaningful contributors to community. The work of the Society is vital to the
liveability of all of us in Nanaimo.
Cariboo Express regulars Barney Bentall, Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Wendy Bird, Kendel Carson, Matt
Masters, and the Gold Rush Allstars backing band will be joined at select shows by: Kirby Barber, Adrian
Dolan, and Leeroy Stagger and some very special surprise guests. Over the past decade The Cariboo Express
has raised more than $1 million for important community agencies that are making difference – over
$400,000 in funds were raised on the 2018 tour alone.
The Cariboo Express has become a sought-after performance across Western Canada. It makes a significant
impact on every community it touches with both its unique fundraising model and highly engaging show.
What better way to spend a November night than a show that’s not just an incredibly enjoyable favourite for
all ages, but one that makes a difference in the community too!