Rickmas is back and better than ever for year two. (Photo submitted)

Rickmas back to delight fans and raise money this holiday season

It will be the second year for the event

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to get into the Rickmas spirit with Ricky Diamonds, whose bringing his talents to the stage at the Rockwater on Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., to help raise money for the Golden Food Bank.

It’ll be the second straight year for Rickmas, with the inaugural show being online only as a way to raise holiday cheer at a time where COVID cases were rising amidst the second wave of the pandemic.

Initially, the show hoped to raise $1,000, with Eric Larocque, the man behind the show, saying that in the end, they ended up raising over $6,000, which was split between the Family Centre and the food bank.

“The show went bananas, it had like 10,000 views from all across the country,” said Larocque.

“This year is is about recreating that positive experience while raising money for things that I value.”

This year’s version will be live, but also livestreamed for those who can’t get tickets or aren’t comfortable attending in person.

The event is seeking to raise $8,000, with 25 per cent going to the Family Centre, 25 per cent to the food bank and 50 per cent going towards a larger project that will be unveiled in the new year.

The performance will feature Ricky Diamonds, as well as his elf Trixie if enough funds are raised.

“It’s its own holiday at this point,” said Larocque.

“I never thought that this silly little idea could do such amazing things.”

Between songs, Ricky will also reading out letters submitted from the audience.

“Screw Saint Nick, send your letters to Rick,” said Diamonds.

Letters to be read during the broadcast, as well as questions, comments and affirmations can be sent to Ricky Diamonds⁣ at P.O. Box 1851⁣, Golden, BC⁣, V0A 1H0⁣.

The show can be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/rickydiamondsfanpage.

Donations can be sent to rickyintherough.com/rickmas.

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