Benefit concert for charity coming to Market Hall
Tickets are now on sale for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund Benefit Concert at Market Hall on May 11, presented by JOURNEY Magazine Ptbo, and endorsed by the Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group. All proceeds will be donated to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, founded by the late Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip to support awareness, education, and acts of reconciliation between the First Peoples and settlers of Turtle Island/Canada.
“The benefit concert will be an excellent opportunity to honour the legacy of Gord Downie and his desire to help the First Peoples. We hope it will also be an example of community reconciliation here in Nogojiwanong/ Peterborough. Importantly, it will also honour the short life of Chanie Wenjack,” states a release for the concert.
Chanie Wenjack was a 12-yearold-boy who died while trying to walk 400 miles home to his family after fleeing a residential school. Chanie is at the centre of the
Gord Downie’s Secret Path project, which included an album, graphic novel and documentary acknowledging the mistreatment of Indigenous children and families by the residential school system. It was also an expression of hope for starting our country on a road to reconciliation.
The headlining act for the concert is The Sadies, with Drew Hayden Taylor, author, humorist and playwright, of Curve Lake acting as emcee and also performing.
The Mayhemingways, the award-winning TASS jazz band and combo, Beany John Hoop Dance, spoken word artist Keara Lightning and the Wshkiigomaang Hand Drum Singers of Curve Lake will also perform.
Shirley Williams and Anne Taylor of Curve Lake will offer a welcoming prayer and land acknowledgement.
Mike Downie, brother of Gord, will also speak.
There will also be a silent auction prior to the show and during intermission including a sculpture from Zim Art; an acoustic guitar from Long and McQuade; Not Forgotten Scarves donated by Pam Hart; a season’s pass to Public Energy; a bracelet from HiHo Silver; many gift certificates and more to come.
To sponsor this event with a monetary donation or donate an item to the silent auction contact Melodie.McCullough@gmail.com.
Tickets for the concert are available online at http://markethall.org/gord-downie-chaniewenjack-fund-benefit-concert/
Fairview United Church is hosting a ham dinner Friday at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children aged 6-12 years, and preschoolers are free. The church is located at 724 Centre Line, just north of the zoo.
To make your reservation call 705-742-1328.
Activity Haven’s 5th annual Golf Tournament takes place June 2 at Heron Landing Golf Course, 2361 Lansdowne St. W. with a noon shot gun start. Special celebratory guests at the event will include members of the Peterborough Lakers Lacrosse team and CHEX TV personalities.
Enjoy 18 holes of golf with a golf cart, dinner, and snacks. Merit Travel will award a trip for two for a hole in one. There will also be a women’s and men’s longest drive contest.
The cost to play is $360 for a foursome or $87.50 per person. Call the Activity Haven office at 705-876-1670 for more info or to secure your spot.
Author, humorist and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor of Curve Lake will perform and act as emcee at the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund Benefit Concert May 11. Tickets are now on sale.