Musical talent from across Vancouver Island will join forces from their living rooms this coming Friday to help raise funds for Islanders who are most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 17 at 8 p.m., CHEK will be hosting Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. Rock for Relief will feature performances by multi-Grammy award-winning Victoria producer and musician David Foster, Randy and Tal Bachman, the Tenors, and Trevor Guthrie. There will also be performances from current American Idol contestant Lauren Spencer-Smith, as well as local favourites Aaron Pritchett, Jesse Roper, Carmanah, Kathryn Calder and many others. Plus, there will be special appearances by Steve Nash, Silken Laumann, Rick Hansen and others. Rock for Relief aims to raise money to support residents throughout Vancouver Island who are most in need during the pandemic. This Island-wide fundraising effort is a joint initiative between CHEK, the Victoria Foundation and the Nanaimo Foundation, with donors able to direct their funds to either the Rapid Relief Fund, supporting Greater Victoria and the Cowichan Valley (www.rapidrelieffund.ca), or the Island Response Fund, supporting communities north of the Cowichan Valley (www.islandresponsefund.ca). “The effects of this pandemic are unprecedented. CHEK can play an important role at this time, bringing together Islanders who are feeling isolated with some of the Island’s most celebrated performers who are all giving of their time for a vital cause,” said Levi Sampson, board chair of CHEK Media Group. Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island will be broadcasted and streamed without commercial interruption on CHEK (Shaw ch. 6, Bluesky ch. 109/ Telus Optik ch. 121) as well as the CHEK Facebook page and YouTube channel.