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Cawthra Park Choirs Singing to Build Schools in Togo, Africa

‘Evening of Song’ to build schools in Togo, Africa

Like the individual notes that shape a melody, people together can create an event that resounds mightily. ‘Evening of Song’ is such an event.

First United Church (Port Credit) and St. Stephen’s-on-the-Hill United Church are partnering with two award winning Cawthra Park Secondary School choirs – Les Belles Classiques and The Chamber Choir – to raise funds for SET ( Support Education Togo) to build a school in Togo, Africa. Not only have these choirs won numerous competitions, but they have performed with many professional groups including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

In 2011 Bob Barclay, a Mississauga resident and retired Scotia Bank vice-president, along with three others, founded SET, a registered Canadian charity. The group, visiting Togo for the first time, were appalled by the condition of many school buildings. Simple thatched lean-tos, these classrooms were open to weather as well as vermin living in the thatch. They returned to Canada determined to make a difference. Since then, SET has worked with local Togo communities and NGOs to construct ten durable concrete schools, with an eleventh nearing completion. SET funds may also provide furnishings, scholarships, library and school supplies, water and sanitation facilities for the schools. As SET’s Togolese partner says, “Water is life but education is the future.”

Every dollar raised through this concert will be used in the actual building of schools in Togo. Come to enjoy these talented young voices raised in an ‘Evening of Song’ that will resonate around the world. Be part of building a brighter, hopeful future.

For more information –

www.supporteducationtogo.org or www.firstportcredit.com or www.ststephensuc.ca

EVENT DATE: Sat. April 30, 2016 – 7:00p.m.

LOCATION: First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. West, Mississauga, ON L5H 1G3

COUNTRY MUSIC COMES ALIVE WITH WINDMILL THEATRE!

Windmill Theatre is set to dazzle music lovers with its first-ever Country Music Cabaret on February 5 and 6, 2016.  The Best of Country will take place at The Great Hall located at 84 South Service Rd (QEW and Hyw 10) Mississauga.

Expect music from the likes of Shania Twain, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Patsy Cline,” says Artistic Director Brian Pritchard. “You’re out there, you love the music, so join us for a real Countryfest.”

The Best of Country features a powerhouse cast of local vocalists. Singers include Kevin Baker, Heidi Cyfko, Raylin Marcotte, Blair Barnsdale, Heather Brissenden, Chris Burke, Sarah DaCunha, Jason Hales and Erin Boyle. All will be under the musical direction of Joshua Tamayo.

Based in Port Credit, Mississauga, Windmill Theatre is a flourishing theatrical organization known for its innovative cabaret performances. The Windmill Theatre stage has served as a launch for numerous prominent Canadian artists including Darryn De Souza (Musical Arranger for the Tenors), Evan Alexander Smith (Broadway and Shaw Festival), Brianna Palmer (Wizard of Oz National Tour). Please visit www.windmilltheatre.com for more details.

Don’t miss this unforgettable salute to Country Music! Tickets are $30 and may be purchased on the Windmill website at wwwwindmilltheatre.com, by emailing windmilltheatre@mail.com or by calling 905-483-5702. Only ten tickets left, so call early to avoid disappointment.

WINDMILL THEATRE PRESENTS HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA – DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2015

MISSISSAUGA, ON – With music in your hearts, come and enjoy the start of Christmas with Windmill Theatre Productions Inc. in charming Port Credit! Windmill Theatre is set to dazzle musical audiences with its Holiday Extravaganza concert, Christmas With Holly Ivy and Joy. Shows will take place on December 11 and 12, 2015 at the First United Church located at 151 Lakeshore Rd W. in Port Credit.

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Liberty Silver will perform at MAC’s Cranberry Cocktail

The Mississauga Arts Council is proud to announce that Juno Award Winner Liberty Silver will perform at MAC’s Cranberry Cocktail on December 4 in the Great Hall, 300 City Centre Drive.

Liberty Silver has won two Juno Awards, one for Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and the other for Best Reggae/Calypso Recording. Both were in 1985. She also performed an opening act for Bob Marley when he opened Madison Square Garden.
The event will also feature a once-in-a-lifetime intercultural performance featuring multi-award winning “eclectic” guitarist and contemporary pop/jazz/world/fusion instrumental musician Rob Tardik, Carnatic violinist Subhadra Vijaykumar, and jazz pianist Dionne Grant, all performing alongside Silver.

The Cranberry Cocktail is a great opportunity to network, connect, collaborate and celebrate the holidays with creative industry, corporate supporters, community and most importantly our talented artists! The Cranberry Cocktail will run from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Great Hall (at City Hall) Friday December 4.

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