An evening with Metro

Aaron Stuckel
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With the goal of raising $4,000 dollars for youth programs in the city, the Friendly City Optimist Club will be hosting “The Metro Show,” a music and comedy performance at the Mae Wilson Theatre.

In 45 years of entertaining, Metro and his friends have been producing funny country tunes for live performances, radio shows, and a TV Program called “The Cottonpickers” that aired throughout Western Canada in the 1970’s. He’s also produced a comedic Christmas album through CKCK Radio in Regina, which reached gold record status.

“I had listened to some of his records years ago and I just thought he’d be a good guy to get,” said Optimist Club President Keith McCaig.

Proceeds from the event will be going towards youth programs in the city. And according to McCaig, they’ve had to expand their fundraising efforts to keep up with the needs of the community.

“What we’re getting back and what the demand is, the two of them are not matching up,” he said. “So we’re trying to get more to help out.”

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Friendly City Optimist Club, Mae Wilson Theatre, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Western Canada, Regina

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