Destino to play Winkler in support of missions

Greg Vandermeulen


Plum Coulee violinist Rosemary Siemens is returning to her home region on March 17 to help send youth on missions to New York City.

A member of Destino, a group that identifies themselves as PopOpera, Siemens said she’s excited about the opportunity to perform in front of a home crowd once again.

“I am so thrilled Destino will be able to play in Winkler to complete our Manitoba tour,” Siemens said. “Playing for my hometown audience is always my absolute favourite.”

But people are urged to act fast if they’d like a ticket.

The event takes place at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler on March 17, and sell for $35 each or $500 for a table with premium seats. (Half of that is tax deductible).

Youth pastor Corey Hildebrand said they are also serving dessert, coffee and full brew bar service catered by Jonny’s Java.

“Our tickets are almost sold,” he said.

Funds raised will support a youth mission trip to New York City.

“There’s 34 of us going,” he said. “We try to keep it as affordable as we can.”

Although they’ve done fundraisers before, this is the first time they’ve made it with an upscale coffee house feel.

Other fundraisers will be held including a fish fry toward the end of April.

For more information or to order tickets call 204-325-4710.


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