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Rush raises more than $500,000 for Alberta victims

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CALGARY -- Canadian rock icons Rush have announced they raised more than half a million dollars at a recent benefit concert for flood relief in southern Alberta.

The proceeds from the July 24 concert in Red Deer, Alta., will see $125,000 specifically go to the citizens of High River, who were hit the hardest in the June flood.

The band says $400,000 will go to the Canadian Red Cross and the remaining $50,000 will go to local charities.

Meanwhile, the Halo High Water benefit concert to be held Sunday at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium has sold out.

The concert featuring Tom Jackson, Paul Brandt, Jim Cuddy and George Canyon will raise funds for the Calgary Foundation's Flood Rebuilding Fund.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 2, 2013 D2

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