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Benefit concert to be held for Lloydminster man

A group of Lloydminster residents are putting together a benefit concert for an injured friend.

Bryan Ford was injured while doing renovations at his sister’s house, and suffered a concussion as well as facial fractures and a broken arm. Michelle Andres, Ford’s sister, says his accident was severe.

“[Bryan] had been installing a skylight… and [he] was just finishing up putting it in,” Andres said. “I was just practicing piano with one of my daughters, and I heard this horrific crash, and looked over, and he had fallen on his head on the cement floor and was laying there with the ladder on him. I rushed in, and I was amazed he was alive.”

Andres says Ford’s injuries have put him out of work as a tradesperson for the foreseeable future. She says she hopes to raise enough money to pay for one month’s worth of bills.

Andres also says that there are a lot of local artists from a variety of genres that will be playing at the concert.

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“I would say we’ve got everything from singer/songwriter folk style, to musical theatre, to some classical, to some farming opera,” said Andres. “It’s a good mix of music, and I would say, because I’m one of the classical musicians, it’s not too heavy classical. It’s good music.”

Andres also says that there will be other entertainment at the concert, including a live Taekwondo demonstration during the intermission, free cheesecake, and a silent auction.

Ford’s sister-in-law has also set up a Gofundme page for those who can’t attend the concert. The page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/qm5spxz4.

The concert will take place on Friday, October 23 at Southridge Community Church, located at 5701 41 Street. Tickets are $25 and can be bought at the door. Doors open at 7, and the concert will start at 7:30.

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