Brentwood stabbing victims’ former bandmates to host a memorial benefit concert
As a community, Calgary was shaken to its core this past April when five young people were killed at a celebratory house party. Kaitlin Perras, Joshua Hunter, Zackariah Rathwell, Lawrence Hong, and Jordan Segura were taken from us far too soon.
From every dark cloud there is a silver lining. Former bandmates to Hunter and Rathwell, Barry Mason and Kyle Tenove from the band Zackariah and the Prophets have founded a not for profit organization called ‘Zakariah and the Non-Profits’ (ZATNP), to support the local art and music scene, something close to the hearts of Hunter and Rathwell.
The first event organized by ZATNP is High Hopes, a benefit concert to acknowledge the lives of their friends and the others who lost their lives that horrific April night.
On Sept. 4, friends, family and supporters will gather at the Jubilee Auditorium, not for grieving but to admire the amazing spirits of these young adults. The event will feature local music from, Fox Slept the Day Away, Windigo, The Ashley Hundred and Jesse and the Dandelions. The event will also feature the work of local artists, and a tribute from Tenove and Mason.
As a university MRU was definitely affected by this tragedy. Nicole Angus, 2nd year MRU student in the Bachelor of Arts program has been volunteering with the foundation to help prepare for the event. Angus feels that “as someone who briefly knew two of the victims this event will help raise money for an amazing cause, and allow us to celebrate the lives of people who were taken too soon.”
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the various scholarships and trust funds set up in the names of the victims.
Tickets to High Hopes are $25 dollars and can be purchased at
www.zatn.inviteright.com. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.