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 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.

For more information, visit www.joelwilloughby.com. To purchase the album, visit, http://joelwilloughby.bandcamp.com/album/canadian-winters.

 

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