Chantal Kreviazuk to play Lindsay fundraiser 0
Juno-award winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk will be featured in next May's marquee fundraising event for Women's Resources.
Agency officials announced the native of Winnipeg would be playing at the Academy Theatre on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
"We are very happy to bring Chantal to the City of Kawartha Lakes," said Lori Watson, executive director of Women's Resources. "This is the perfect venue for the show."
Kreviazuk, best known for her songs "Surrounded", "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "All I Can Do", has also been awarded the Allen Slate Humanitarian Award along with her husband, Raine Maida, leader singer of Our Lady Peace, for their work with War Child Canada, an organization that aims to work with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice.
When speaking about the event, Watson quoted Kreviazuk as saying "Activism is something that makes us feel connected with the world."
She described Kreviazuk's shows as quite "intimate" -"she jokes around on stage" - but added that the singer touches on "quite serious" topics in her
Even thought the show isn't for six months, organizers wanted to make the announcement to co-incide with National Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which is Sunday, Nov. 25 - the first in 16 days of activism against gender violence, which ends on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day.
During the announcement, there were a number of flowers - yellow, white and red - all signifying the women and children Women's Resources has helped over the last year and also those killed by domestic violence over the past year.
Watson said she is confident they can continue the success of their past two marquee fundraisers which featured Rick Mercer this past May and Arlene Dickinson of Dragons' Den on CBC in 2011.
Tickets for the show are $75 are available at The Academy Theatre at 2 Lindsay St. S. (by phone at 705-324-9111 or online at academytheatre.ca) or at Scotiabank in Lindsay, who has pledged to match tickets sales up to $5,000.