Proceeds from Christmas CD will help pair adopt

Joel Willoughby’s fourth album, “Canadian Winters,” is a collaboration of classic Christmas carols, artist covers and original music.

Joel Willoughby’s new CD is available on iTunes and bandcamp.

Joel Willoughby’s fourth album, “Canadian Winters,” is a collaboration of classic Christmas carols, artist covers and original music.

The release party, happening tomorrow (Saturday), will feature a performance by Willoughby, in addition to Josh Hyslop and The Burn Ins.

But the event is also a fundraiser for a special Christmas gift.

Willoughby, 36, and his wife Amanda, 31, are in the process of adopting a child.

“It’s an opportunity for our friends, family and community to come alongside us, and let them hear our story.”

Hoping to adopt locally first, the couple also has plans to adopt a child from Africa in the near future.

Songs from the CD include favorites like, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and “What Child is This?”

Willoughby’s original song “Christmas Eve” tells the story of the shepherds in the Christmas story, and how they are visited by the angel Gabriel with a message.

“It’s about feeling called (to do something).”

The event runs from 7-9 p.m. and will include a silent auction.

Some of the items up for grabs include Canucks and Abbotsford Heat tickets, a Clinique gift basket, Sound of Music lessons, gift certificates for The Keg and a Clayburn Village Store gift basket.

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