Multi-talented performer Tom Jackson will be in Ashcroft on August 2. Craig Koshyk

Tom Jackson will be in area to view damage on Ashcroft Reserve

The performer will have a tour of the Reserve, then be at the River Inn to meet residents.

Actor, singer, producer, and activist Tom Jackson will be making a stop in the Ashcroft area on Wednesday, August 2, to see at first-hand the damage on the Ashcroft Reserve.

He will also be making a brief visit to the Emergency Social Services centre at the Ashcroft River Inn at approximately 10:30 a.m., where he will give a brief talk and meet with residents. All are welcome to come down to the River Inn to see Jackson.

Jackson, who has won numerous awards for his humanitarian work, is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has released several country and folk albums, appeared in several TV shows (including North of 60), and is perhaps best-known for the long-running series of Huron Carole series of Christmas concerts.

Jackson is no stranger to Ashcroft. He was a regular visitor in the early days of the CP Holiday Train, delighting audiences young and old when the train stopped in town.