Recycled Orchestra performs May 11

Teenagers play instruments made from trash in cross-Canada tour

A group of teenagers playing instruments made from trash found on a landfill in Cateura, Paraguay is coming to Abbotsford on Sunday, May 11 as part of a cross-Canada tour.

Global Family Foundation, a Canadian Christian charity, is hosting the group for the tour with events in churches in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C.

The tour will raise awareness and funds to build a community education centre in Cateura, considered one of the poorest slums in South America.

More than 2,500 families live directly by the landfill, picking garbage to find sellable or recyclable goods.

The Recycled Orchestra turns metal drums, oil cans, spoons, copper pipes, wire and bottle caps into cellos, violins, guitars and flutes.

The Abbotsford concert, including Calvin Dyck and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, begins at 3 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, visit