Blues guitarist David Gogo joins Joan Stiebel for a photo after performing a fundraiser concert for a scholarship fund in honour of late Const. Sarah Beckett. Stiebel was among the organizers of the Saturday event, held ih the Dave Dunning Theatre at Oak Bay High. Photo contributed

Sarah Beckett scholarship concert by David Gogo raises $2,000+

Blues guitarist from Nanaimo helps out Langford connection

David Gogo’s seminal brand of electric blues drew more than 200 people to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre on Saturday for a fundraiser in memory of West Shore RCMP officer Sarah Beckett.

The event raised more than $2,100 which will go toward scholarships for students from the Sooke School District facing financial barriers to post- secondary education.

The concert was sponsored by the City of Langford, the Goldstream News Gazette, Westside InstaPrint, 100.3 The Q and the Holiday Inn Express in Colwood. Beckett, the mother of two young children, died on April 5, 2016 after her RCMP cruiser was struck by a pickup truck in Langford.

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

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