A previous Basics For Babies event.

Stars trash talk ahead of ice conflict

There’s some serious trash talk going on between Langley country stars Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee.

It’s not that these two long-time friends have turned against each other, or that they’re even bad mouthing one and other’s musical aptitudes.

Instead, the two (Brownlee being a retired NHL defenceman) are throwing some rather harsh quips in advance of a hockey match (a 20-30-minute, 3-on-3 scrimmage) taking part at the JRfm Basics for Babies annual Christmas party at Langley Event Centre this Sunday.

“Let’s just say they’re talking about cups sizes and the likes, and we’ll leave it at that,” said Terra Lindsay, JRfm promotion and assistant music director.

Lindsay is coordinating the third annual Basics for Babies blast at LEC, and said the addition of the hockey challenge seems to be garnering interest.Chad Brownlee

The scrimmage will feature the two Langley country stars – who also tag team each summer to host the Boys of Fall charity golf tournament at The Redwoods Golf Course. This was their third year of golf, which raised more than $100,000 for the same cause.

The duo will be mixing it up with former Langleyite Aaron Pritchett and Cloverdale’s JoJo Mason, as well as JRfm general manager Mark Patric and on-air personality Docc Andrews.

While the hockey component of the day is new, many of the popular features of their FUNdraising Day are back again, as well, Lindsay said. Those include a full line up of live performances, jousting, bouncy castles, video games, human hamster balls, a tumble bus, balloon art, and kids crafts.Dallas Smith

JRfm has been partnering with Lower Mainland food banks for the past 21 years to specifically provide for children two years and younger.

This event, now in its third year at LEC, is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for Basics for Babies. It attracts about 5,000 people, and last year raised $42,000 for the cause.

Lindsay hopes adding some hockey, and inviting a few bigger name performances – including Brownlee, Pritchett, David James and Jess Moskaluke – that even more families will come out for a day of fun and help Basics for Babies. Admission is by donation.

The event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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