Hope Legion hosts concert on Saturday

Lyn Besse McGinnis brings her Next Time Around tour to town

Lyn Besse McGinnis performs at the Hope Legion Dec. 7.

Lyn Besse McGinnis is bringing her Next Time Around tour to Hope this Saturday.

The singer/songwriter takes to stage at the Hope Legion at 6 p.m., and will perform original music off her latest album, which features the song Have a Lucky on Me written for her late cousin Larry Besse.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, SK., Besse McGinnis got her first guitar at the age 12 for $10 and a stick of gum. However, her desire to pursue music professionally wouldn’t be sparked until years later while attending her first songwriting workshop.

Besse McGinnis went on to record her single song CD The Cardinal in the Window in 2007 to raise money for cancer research, followed by her full length debut album All Over the Map in 2009.

Over the years, she has assisted with facilitator duties at the University of Saskatchewan USCAD Songwriting I and II Workshops, and the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus Songwriters’ Retreat. Besse McGinnis also partnered with Kim Fontaine to offer a one-day songwriting workshop through Sound Advice as part of 2013 Juno Week in Regina.

Last year, she won an International Lyric Writing Contest advertised through Songlink International. She received a small cash prize and retained writer credit for the collaboration entitled I’ll Hang the Moon.

Just Posted

Risk of ‘deadly avalanches’ leads to warning for B.C.’s south coast

Weak layer of snow on Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland could trigger an avalanche

Another snowfall warning for Lower Mainland

Another 5-10 cm expected for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast

Saskia and Darrel kick off spring tour with Chilliwack concert

Stories of the Great Plains delivered in Gaelic, French and more

Harrison to participate in inter-municipal business licence program

Construction companies and related businesses will be able to work across the Fraser Valley in 2020

RCMP officer reaching out to youth about intimate partner violence

Chilliwack officer and friends of Maple Batalia team up to encourage bystanders to speak up

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

Two boys saved after falling through ice in Coquitlam

RCMP say a Good Samaritan pulled the kids to safety

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

Most Read