Ben­e­fit con­cert for char­ity com­ing to Mar­ket Hall

The Peterborough Examiner - - Front Page - CARO­LINE MCCON­NELL

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/

Ham Din­ner

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.

Golf Tour­na­ment

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.

SPE­CIAL TO THE EXAMINER

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.

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