Cancer touches the lives of every family. For the Churko family, they lost their brother and son, Kelly Churko, to cancer. Kelly Churko was an internationally renowned guitarist.
Cold Night for Cancer features an unforgettable night of Canadian music on Saturday, January 4th, at the Mae Wilson Theatre. The Canadian supergroup Toque, with a special performance by Churko!, will celebrate the life of Kelly Churko, in music to help local cancer patients and their families.
The Churko family has a rich Canadian musical heritage. Cory Churko, the lead guitarist of Toque, plays with Kelly Clarkson and Shania Twain. Kevin Churko is an award-winning who has produced hits for Ozzy Ozborne. The Churko family have lived their lives in music, and for one special night only, they share their music in memory of Kelly with 800 CHAB’s Rob Carnie serving as MC.
TOQUE – The most Canadian rock band ever features Todd Kerns on vocals and guitar, Cory Churko on guitar, Brent Fitz on bass, and Shane Gaalass on drums.
If you don’t recognize the names, maybe you’ve heard their work on songs by Slash, Kelly Clarkson, Alice Cooper, Shania Twain, Gene Simmons and, The Guess Who.
As a band, Toque exclusively rocks Canadian rock-pop covers — songs by Streetheart, Queen City Kids, Kim Mitchell, Loverboy, Saga, Aldo Nova for packed houses across Canada, and the United States. Recently, they rocked Shake the Lake in Regina and the Heritage Classic to a standing ovation. Toque has just released their hit single “Never Enough.”
Members of the Churko family will open the show with their band Churko!, to celebrate the life of Kelly Churko, and raise funds to help cancer patients in Moose Jaw.
Proceeds from “Cold Night for Cancer” will go towards the Foundation’s campaign to bring new diagnostic imaging technology to the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. New medical equipment to assist in the early detection and treatment of cancer. All money raised at the event will stay in the community.