Guitarist Alder set to perform

Don Alder, one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world and one of Canada’s premiere harp guitarists is coming to Abbotsford.

Don Alder, one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world and one of Canada’s premiere harp guitarists is coming to Abbotsford.

Alder was the winner of the 2011 Guitar Idol, 2010 Guitar Superstar, and the 2007 International finger style championships. He plays music and sings in the key of social responsibility and uses his guitar to inspire a new generation of guitarists to do the same by having a positive impact in their community.

From 1985-87 Alder put his music career on hold to help his friend Rick Hansen go around the world in a wheelchair. Upon returning he continued his journey as a volunteer working with various wheelchair sport organizations, the Vancouver Adapted Music Society in the awareness band Spinal Cord and then representing Canada at the 1996 and 2000 Paralympics as the equipment manager.

Alder will perform at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

This is a fundraising event for Positive Living Fraser Valley. Tickets are  available at brownpapertickets.com/event/454117.

There will also be tickets available at Positive Living Fraser Valley’s Centre, Unit 108 – 32883 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford.