‘Prom’ honours You Say Party drummer

Themed event is held in Abbotsford for the Devon Clifford Memorial Foundation.

Sheldon and Alyssa Short sell tickets for the raffle to be chosen the prom king and queen for the crowning ceremony at The Prom. James Clifford and Kalinda Bastaja won the honour.

Sheldon and Alyssa Short sell tickets for the raffle to be chosen the prom king and queen for the crowning ceremony at The Prom. James Clifford and Kalinda Bastaja won the honour.

The Prom, a themed event to raise money for music education, raised more than $9,000 on Saturday at the Sandman Inn in Abbotsford.

The Devon Clifford Memorial Foundation has been established in memory of the former drummer for You Say Party, who died of a brain hemorrhage two years ago. The objective is to provide music lessons for young people who may not be able to afford them.

Money raised at The Prom will go to the new charity. Two more rock camps – 10-week programs for aspiring musicians – will be held this year.

“It was a wonderful feeling in the room,” said Devon’s mother Edna Clifford. “We were all there for a good cause, and to remember Devon,”

“It was really great – a lot of fun,” she added, and indicated it will become an annual event.