CHEO benefit concert
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.
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.