Five concerts in support of Noelle’s Gift

The third act in a five-part winter concert series in support of Noelle’s Gift is ready to take the stage.

The four-man band Rumblefish brings its own brand of classic rock and new country to Stoke’s Bay on March 14.

“The main thing is to raise funds and bring awareness to Noelle’s Gift,” said restaurant owner Chris Pavli. “But it’s the dog days of winter, so it’s also a way to get people out and have some fun.”

Noelle’s Gift was established in memory Noelle Paquette, a 27-year-old Sarnia-area kindergarten teacher killed in January 2013. A man and woman stand charged with her murder.

The fund has already provided thousands of dollars to help families and children in need with food, clothing and winter apparel, bus passes and medications. It continues to grow through various fundraising ventures.

The winter concert series features five of the Sarnia area’s most popular bands.

Scott Manery & the Barnburners played Jan. 24, and 3rd Wave on Feb. 21.

Other shows still to come will feature Chemical Valley on March 28 and Painkiller Jane on April 11.

Pavli said all the bands believe deeply in the cause.

“These are all very mature men, and their bands have been playing in Sarnia for a long time to great success,” he said.

“These are guys that donated a lot of time to do it. They didn’t have to do it, it’s just something they believe in.”