Firehouse brings George Canyon back to Centennial
George Canyon’s Tour “Made in Canada” will include a stop at Centennial Theatre on Dec. 4, 2018 and again we owe it to Firehouse Productions Inc. Canyon is taking his most recent album on the road with his brand new single “Bring It On”.
It is not Canyon’s first visit to Lennoxville. Fans still remember his starstudded performance on March 17, 2016. The singer has always been driven by true honesty, a deep country songwriting ability, a beautiful baritone, and a solid dose of cowboy charisma. Well, bring it on!
Firehouse Productions Inc. in collaboration with CFLX 95.5 FM’S Club Country radio show hosts Jessie Aulis and Annie Plante are asking those who will attend the George Canyon concert to bring some non-perishable items or a donation to help less fortunate members of our community.
These contributions will be handed over to Cornerstone Foodbank. Consequently, the evening of Dec. 4 will be combining great Canadian country music and the will to share with others who are less fortunate.
If you are not attending the concert, you can still stop by, the night of the show and bring your donation to Centennial.
Cornerstone Foodbank has been in existence for 13 years. It is a ministry of Hope Community Church and is run entirely by volunteers. Approximately 30 35 individuals and families use the foodbank on a regular basis.
“This number has remained fairly constant over the last three years. Most of the food is purchased using donations made to the church expressly for that purpose. This allows us to buy meat, bread, fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit as well as non-perishable food,” said Valerie Fortin who is in charge of the foodbank.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with Club Country and Firehouse Productions Inc. at the upcoming George Canyon concert at Centennial Theatre on Dec. 4. The donations of nonperishable items will be greatly appreciated by those who use the foodbank, especially at a time of year when there are extra expenses,” stressed Fortin.
Even if non-perishable food is the first thing we think about, there are other items that are also a must for those in needs. “We would like to distribute more personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and deodorant. Dish and laundry detergent and other cleaning products would be very useful,” explained Fortin.
François Gilbert, the head of the Firehouse Productions Inc. team is very happy with the arrival of George Canyon and the collaboration with Club Country. “We are proud to be able to bring great Country Music to the fans and at the same time be able to give back to our community,” he said on the phone.
“This is our second year of teaming-up with Jessie and Annie of Club Country and it works perfectly as it gives us an extra chance to help out the community,” said Gilbert.
“This is the 12th show for us and we still have many projects coming up. We are extremely thankful for the great support we have received from the start,” added Gilbert.
Mixing Country Music and charity has always worked well in the past and it happens again this year.
George Canyon, the tall, dark and handsome family man from Nova Scotia, Canada is a star worth seeing ‘live’. He is genuine and faithful to who he is, as an artist and a man.
Anybody who has ever heard this Canadian deliver a country song or witnessed one of his energetic performances already knows that George Canyon loves what he does and he is great at it.
His interaction with his fellow musicians and the audience is always so casual and friendly. You just have to love it. Whether he is telling a true story or exchanging jokes with the musicians, you soon realise that this cowboy is a true entertainer.
George Canyon’s latest album was released on May 25, and is titled “Southside of Heaven”. For his 12th studio album, Canyon had the pleasure to once again work with producer Jeff Johnson. Their collaboration makes for an excellent album.
The two men have worked on 12 brand new tracks including the single, “Better Off In Love” and featuring wonderful renditions of Stompin’ Tom Connors’ “The Hockey Song” and Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro’s masterpiece “Falling”, with Guthro stepping in to provide guest vocals.
Despite such an enduring career, Canyon shows no signs of slowing down. His numerous accolades including multiple Juno, CCMA and ECMA Awards and his induction to the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame gave him wings to soar further and higher. Canyon has released 12 albums with multiple Top 10 Canadian Country radio singles, and to date, the artist has achieved nearly 7 million total streams.
Canyon is also a proud supporter of the Canadian Armed Forces. His many trips overseas to perform for our troops led him to be appointed an Honorary Colonel for the Canadian Air Force and be awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for all of his charitable work.
Tickets are now available at Bishop’s University’s Centennial Theatre box office (819 822-9692) and via ovation.ca for $43.
Firehouse Productions Inc. (FPI) is a non-profit corporation producing live performances while providing financial support to various charities of the Greater Sherbrooke Area. It focusses on attracting mainly Canadian country music artists from outside Quebec and local talent to perform in the Eastern Townships, so they can reach and meet the region’s many country music enthusiasts.