Eye on Society by Jason Setnyk
(Friday February 22nd 2013 edition)
Arts and Culture News and Press Releases for Cornwall and SDSG
Start your thumbs! RRRoll Up the Rim to Win is back! Visit your local Tims to start rolling for a chance to win. There are many places to pick up the Local Seeker including the Tim Hortons at the Cornwall Square food court. For more info on the contest visit: www.rolluptherimtowin.com
East Coast Juno-award winning singer songwriter Amelia Curran visits Morrisburg on March 2nd! East Coast Juno-award winning singer songwriter Amelia Curran visits the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg on March 2nd. She has been described by Liverpool’s Seven Streets as “that rare thing: the real deal. A singer-songwriter with no agenda, no social media creation myth, just a guitar, a voice and that unswerving attention to detail that separates out the very best folk singers from the hype. Her honesty and purity might win her kudos on the acoustic circuit, but its the beauty of her compositions (some reminiscent of early Paul Simon, others as rootsy as Emmylou’s finest) that linger longest.” As much a poet as she is a songwriter, Amelia is anartist who has charted a course through longing and loss with lyrics that face life’s beauties and terrors with disconsolate urgency. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door (all tickets are general admission). Tickets are available at Basket Case, Morrisburg; Strung Out Guitars, Cornwall and Compact Music, Ottawa or online. For more info on shows: http://www.st-lawrencestage.com/shows.html
Women’s Day Breakfast set for March 2nd! Each year, the Cornwall & District Labour Council celebrates International Women’s Day with a networking Breakfast. Everyone is welcome. This is the day women worldwide recognize their progress toward full economic, political and social equality and renew their commitment to that goal. The headline speaker for this year is Jill O’Reilly of Ottawa, and she will be speaking of The Living Wage. The breakfast is at The Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Coffee and networking at 8:30 and breakfast at 9:00 sharp. The price is $15.00. For tickets to the event, call Elaine MacDonald at 613-938-7763.
The Cowguys are in Cornwall Ontario on February 22nd! The Cowguys are an Ottawa based performing duo who have been delighting audiences worldwide since 1990. They expertly blend circus, western and magic skills with dexterity, wit, juggling, and comedy for all ages in their award winning show. With over 2500 performances to their credit, they have delighted audiences again and again with their unique comedic style. The Cowguys have been featured on A-Channel, CBC, CTV (CJOH), Rogers 22, The New RO, Global, Homegrown Café, Xfm 101.1, in numerous newspapers, and news broadcasts, corporate and community events, talent shows, conventions, schools and festivals. The Cowguys have trained and done workshops with Ringling Brothers Clown teachers, Cirque du Soleil instructors, university level courses, Circus schools, Commedia Dell Arte, and other performers. They draw on this training at each of their performances The Cowguys show is a proven crowd pleaser. Tickets are available at Scotiabank near Brookdale Avenue. Visit Mad Hatters website for more info: http://www.madhproductions.com/
John McDermott plays Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall on Saturday April 27th! 20 years and more than 25 albums later, John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career – platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations – he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes – the U. S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society’s Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC, and here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, which is dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families. In Concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful tenor voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the charm and humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. For this 20th Anniversary National Tour – a two decade retrospective – McDermott will highlight a variety of songs from his early recordings through his latest releases. John McDermott plays Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall on Saturday April 27th. Reserved seating tickets for John McDermott go on sale Monday, February 11. Tickets are $47.50 (tax and facility fees included; handling charges may apply) and are available from the box offices listed below. Showtime is 7:30 pm.
Over $64,000 raised at Bowl for Kids Sake! Here is a message from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall & District: Thanks to the efforts of over 1,000 local bowlers, the Tim Hortons Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake raised over $64,000 this year! Thank you to all our bowlers, volunteers and sponsors as well as our Honourary Chairs, boxer Tony Luis and Cornwall-born soccer player Christina Julien. Kudos to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cornwall & District!
My name is Jason Setnyk and this is my eye on society.