Benefit Concert for midwife Joanne Daviau

The support for Joanne continues:

We need your help!

Please forward this to all your friends and family-This is a grass roots way for us to promote this fabulous event! Add a personal note and tell them how much Joanne means to you and by supporting her, it will help her continue to provide excellent midwifery care to many more women in the Valley!

Benefit Concert for Local Midwife

On Saturday, September 13, the Native Sons Hall will be filled with the sights and sounds of local performing artists who have volunteered their time and talent to support local midwife Joanne Daviau.

St Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC attempted to revoke Midwife Joanne Daviau’s hospital privileges in May this year, implausibly claiming “lack of collegiality and inability to adhere to a 20 minute rule”. Joanne successfully appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay. In June, the Hospital Appeal Board reinstated her privileges until the appeal hearing process is complete. (Hearing date, yet to be announced.) For more information, please see

Joanne has been practising midwifery for 21 years, the latter half, in the Comox Valley. She is greatly respected and loved by her many clients who have benefited from both her professionalism and caring manner. Letters of support have been sent to various levels of government from both clients and colleagues.

All proceeds from this benefit concert, organized entirely through volunteer effort by Valley supporters, will go towards Joanne’s legal fund. The eclectic line up includes well-known faces such as Helen Austin, Judy Norbury and Linda Safford, along with Bruce and Judy Wing. Exciting additions include singer/songwriters Brodie Dawson, Nathan Senner, Shayne Stuchbery, as well as Roger Helfrick on harp and vocals. Rounding out the evening with rousing performances to get the audience kicking up their heels, are folk duo Mud and Molasses, the Blue Lotus Belly Dancers with soloists Cathy Stoyko and Edith Jacobs, accompanied live by Marco Zonka and Robin Shackleton.

Advance tickets for this wonderful family event are available at Little Me and Orbitz Pizza. Prices range from $5 – $20. (Pregnant women, kids under 5 FREE.) Limited tickets will be available at the door. Show starts at 7 pm sharp, doors open at 6:30 pm. Come out and revel in a superb concert, and feel fantastic about supporting a worthy cause.


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