Saturday, July 28, 2007
KEEP THE BEAT
They put on ten hours of live music in Lakeside Park, Nelson - noon to 10:00 p.m. Everyone from Laura Landsberg (professional jazz) to Adham Shaikh (Juno nominee - world fusion). Zoey (my daughter) is doing a set of her songs early in the day. Alex Atamenenko, our NDP Member of Parliament is coming and will speak - he is very committed to social justice and peace issues.
The show is free and open to all ages. They raise the dough through donations, a silent auction and bunch of kids collecting pledges. Last year they were able to send off $6,000. Come on down and sit on the grass, take a swim, boogie your butt off - whatever appeals. And bring some cash.
P.S. If you like jazz singers, you owe it to yourself to click on the Laura link and have a listen.
A very cool event. Wish I could make it...
War Child Canada is one of the few charities I actively support (the is no War Child USA-- go figure). Plus, I get all of my Christmas cards from them (and here's a link for anyone who might be interested in doing a bit of shopping or browsing).
I've been wanting one of those cool War Child t-shirts for awhile now, so I'll show my support by going ahead and ordering one.
I did however get my car washed by cheerleaders for five bucks to support something or other recently.
So, I give to what I think is importnat on my own. I just think music really has a way of staying with people, even when they leave.
Cool daughter! Doin' right, Gary, doin right!
It's so heartening to see young folks concentrating their efforts to make a difference for someone else.
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