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Richmond mayor to star in RCD talent show

Richmond Centre for Disability is hosting its second annual RCD Got Talent fundraising event
Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie is among this year's RCD Got Talent performers

The second annual RCD Got Talent fundraising show is only a week away and the organizers have a stellar cast lined up.

One of the top attractions at the online show – broadcast on Richmond Centre for Disability’s YouTube channel on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. – will Richmond’s mayor, Malcolm Brodie, on piano accompanying RCD’s Elsa Wong on vocals.

The show organizers also have the likes of a choir from Vancouver and a moms’ dance group among the 10 or 11 acts lined up.

RCD’s Dave Thomson said he and his co-host will have multiple calls to action throughout the show to raise funds for the disability non-profit.

“It’s a lot of fun and, of course, it’s for a good cause, so we’re hoping people will come watch some of the performances,” Thomson told the News.

“Last year we took a flyer to see if it would work online; we were shooting for $3,000, but we made so much more, people just kept donating as the show went on.”

Thomson the broadcast and fundraising will be live, while the performances have been pre-recorded.

“Viewers will be able to interact with us during the show and we’re really looking forward to the mayor on piano with Elsa,” said Thomson, adding that he’s grateful to Long & McQuade for donating a keyboard for the performance.

To watch the concert, subscribe, for free, to the RCD YouTube Channel at

You can support the performers by making donations on the night or make one early by going to RCD’s website at