07/04/2013 04:52 EDT | Updated 09/03/2013 05:12 EDT

KISS presents $10K cheque to Surrey child centre

Members of KISS appeared in full makeup in Vancouver today as they prepare for the start of their Monster Canadian Tour.

At an event in the Tom Lee Music store on Granville Street, the band presented Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts with a $10,000 cheque for Sophie's Place, a child advocacy centre named after patron Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of KISS bass guitarist and co-lead singer Gene Simmons.

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Frontman Paul Stanley also offered condolences to Calgary flood victims.

Hours before their arrival, KISS fans young and old lined up on Granville Street for a chance to meet the band.

The first 200 fans received autographs from KISS band members.