Paul Brandt’s ‘Up from the Ashes’ benefit concert raises more than $150,000 for Slave Lake

Hundreds of Paul Brandt fans gathered on September 14th for a special ‘Up from the Ashes’ benefit concert in support of the fire-ravaged region of Slave Lake.

The sold out concert was a huge success raising more than $150,000 which will go towards replacing the contents of the Slave Lake Regional Library that was completely destroyed by the fire. In a touching moment with the Slave Lake firefighters and Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinnee on stage, it was also announced that the region of Slave Lake has decided to “pay forward” some of the generosity that has been provided to them by countless others. Slave Lake will forward 25 per cent of the proceeds to a project in Haiti, which has been ravaged by tragedies including a massive earthquake that struck in 2010.

The show featured a full-length performance by Paul Brandt (and special guests High Valley), and touching stories and video from the Slave Lake region and residents. Brookline traveled to Edmonton for the event to help facilitate media interviews.


Thank-you to all who attended the show, purchased merchandise or made contributions online – your generosity is priceless and will go a long way in helping the residents of Slave Lake.


One Response to “Paul Brandt’s ‘Up from the Ashes’ benefit concert raises more than $150,000 for Slave Lake”

  1. Renee Hammill says:

    After tabulating additional proceeds from individual donations and merchandise sold from the event we’re now at more than $165,000 raised – Woo Hoo!