CHEO ben­e­fit con­cert

The Glengarry News - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

Rock mu­sic lovers are in for a treat in Glen Robert­son on Sept. 9 when the band Jus­tice For All holds a con­cert to raise money for the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal of Eastern On­tario.

Band mem­bers Nor­mand La­combe and Syl­vain Lat­ulippe say they got the idea to hold the event after Mr. Lat­ulippe and his fam­ily spent some time at CHEO ear­lier this year.

Mr. Lat­ulippe’s 16- year- old daugh­ter, Julie, caught a virus while vis­it­ing Cuba. Ini­tially, her par­ents brought her to Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal in Alexan­dria, where she was put on an IV. When it be­came ev­i­dent that wasn’t work­ing, she was trans­ferred to CHEO, where she re­mained for the next two weeks.

Even after she was dis­charged, Mr. Lat­ulippe and his wife, Josée, had to make sev­eral trips back to the hospi­tal so Julie could un­dergo more tests.

While at CHEO, Mr. Lat­ulippe was im­pressed with the ac­cou­trements avail­able for long-term visi­tors. There are pri­vate kitchens, for ex­am­ple, which he de­scribed as “or­ga­nized and su­per.”

Want­ing to give some­thing back to the in­sti­tu­tion that helped his daugh­ter, Jus­tice For All is ready to rock the Glen Robert­son Re­cre­ation Cen­tre on Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. The evening will start with a chicken breast and beef stew meal pre­pared by Green Val­ley chef An­dré Du­rand. The con­cert will be­gin shortly af­ter­ward.

The bad news is that all 130 of the din­ner tick­ets have been sold but there’s still con­cert tick­ets avail­able. Ad­mis­sion price: Pay-what-you-can.

Jus­tice For All is a four-piece band. Mr. La­combe sings and plays bass while Mr. Lat­ulippe plays acous­tic and lead gui­tar. Round­ing out the band are guitarist Mike La­combe and drum­mer Eve Mar­leau. Mr. La­combe, who also makes vi­o­lins out of his Glen Robert­son home, says the group plays the mu­sic of groups such as Blue Rodeo, CCR, REM, John Den­ver, and Dire Straits.

STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON PHOTO

JUS­TICE FOR ALL: Syl­vain Lat­ulippe and Nor­mand La­combe, of Jus­tice For All, play the Glen Robert­son Re­cre­ation Cen­tre on Sept. 9 for a fundrais­ing con­cert for CHEO.

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