Teachers take stage to benefit refugees

Teachers from Mount Douglas and other Victoria area schools put on a benefit concert that raised $1,600 for a Syrian family

A group of Victoria School District teachers banded together for a March 4 concert at Mount Douglas secondary to benefit a Syrian family moving to Victoria.

A group of Victoria School District teachers banded together for a March 4 concert at Mount Douglas secondary to benefit a Syrian family moving to Victoria.

A group of Victoria School District teachers put on a benefit concert that raised $1,600 for a Syrian family relocating to Victoria.

Teachers from several schools, including Mount Douglas secondary, took the stage on March 4 at the Gorge Legion, and played for a crowd of 150.

Teachers Jaime Nolan (Mount Douglas) and Caleb Kennedy (Vic West) made up the band Weak Cover Up, among the many acts. Monterey teacher Lonn Friese was joined by Mount Doug’s Graham McLaren and South Park principal Sean McCartney, doing both covers and original material. Mount Doug’s own teacher band, Victoria’s Other Secret, also played, with Alan Williams, Janine Dukes, Doug Awai, Ben Greene, Danny McMillan and McLaren.

Mount Douglas teacher Bernie Kidd helped organize the event.