There’s plenty of music, food vendors, volleyball and more on tap for Jordan’s Bash for Hope charity festival.
Over 20 musical acts are performing on Friday night and Saturday, with an outdoor stage beside the North Bay Museum and an indoor stage at Lou Dawg’s.
Cory Marks is the Saturday night headliner.
Twenty teams are signed up for a beach volleyball tournament at the courts at the end of Wyld Street, near the transit terminal.
Saturday also includes 5 km and 10 km events with the North Bay Road Race and Northland Wrestling hitting the ring at 1 pm.
Sam Harvey, co-organizer, says all the groups have come together and have made this feel like a big family event.
“Everyone has such excitement and I think that’s going to reflect at the event,” he says. “Everyone is going to walk in and feel this is more than just a ticketed concert. This is put on by your community, this is your neighbours. All of the bands are local.”
The goal of Jordan’s Bash for Hope is to create awareness and raise funds in the fight against colon cancer.
“Some awareness about colon cancer that I learned myself,” says Harvey. “It’s 98 % curable, you’re never too young and it affects more people than I realized.”
The event honours local paramedic Jordan Gardiner, who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer a few years ago, and passed away earlier this year.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the gate.