Thursday, October 27, 2011

Education for Africa Variety Show

The show is now complete and I am very happy with the results. It is the biggest event we have held to date and it went well. Over $2,800 was raised bringing our total for the year to about $9,200. With the federal government share, that is about $37,000 to help the young women in Africa start small businesses.

A great deal of thanks go to our performers who were all amazing and varied. I am getting great feedback on all of them. Thanks to Carly D from DAWG FM for being the M.C. and thanks to their  mascot (even if he did scare the daylights out of my almost two-year old granddaughter). I guess DAWG's dog was a little larger than she was used to seeing.

Pictures of the show are available by clicking on the photo to the right.
Many thanks to all our volunteers and silent auction and door prize donors. These things couldn't happen without them.

We are looking forward to continuing our work for the women of africa.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Family Variety Show Just Around the Corner

Our family variety show is this Sunday at 1:30 in the Richelieu Centre, 300 des Peres Blancs, Vanier. It will feature the amazing Elliott the Magician.  Elliott and I were on Rogers Daytime televison show this morning and he did a trick that left us with our mouths hanging open. 

Also featured will be two musicians, Barb Myers and Peter Voith, two standup comics, Jennifer Hayward and Mark Adamson, a contemporary dancer, Janine Ramsarup and the Beyond Redemption Choir.  We will have a silent auction, amazing door prizes and refreshments. 

Tickets are only $30 and children 12 and under will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult, although we would appreciate a donation.  Ticket purchases and donations can be made at the link below or at the door.  All proceeds will go to Plan Canada who will direct them towards helping young women in Africa start small businesses.  The federal government has committed to contributing $3 for every $1 we raise.

You can't miss this.  Come on out, have a great time and support a very worthy cause at the same time.

Education for Africa Variety Show

Tuesday, October 4, 2011