GUELPH – Possibly it’s as a result of they share a reputation and a occupation, however when iconic Canadian Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot handed away on Could 1 of this yr, James Gordon’s telephone began to ring with followers asking if there could be a Guelph tribute and would he be organizing it.
To Gordon, the variety of inquiries and the outpouring of affection and grief over Lightfoot helped him perceive what a serious influence that nice Canadian had on so many.
On the identical time, Gordon has been working exhausting on a serious advocacy venture that he’s co-ordinating: The Tumaini Letu DRC Venture, so he has initiated the tribute as a fundraiser for this vital trigger.
The venture took place after Gordon visited Africa earlier this yr and heard of the plight of a village within the Congo that has no water, restricted meals, no well being care or training, and a harmful political surroundings.
From his expertise as an activist and a former Guelph metropolis councillor, he’s been in a position to create partnerships and plans that, with sufficient funding, will convey a lot wanted reduction to this village in disaster.
Extra information about this venture could be foumd at https://jamesgordon.ca/the-tumaini-letu-drc-project.
Gordon was thrilled with the variety of gifted native musicians and volunteers who’ve come collectively to make Minstrel Of The Daybreak, which officers say is an excellent live performance expertise, a great way to assist a trigger, and a becoming celebration of a songwriter who was a giant affect on Gordon’s profession and the profession of two generations of Canadian writers and performers.
The performers embrace Gordon himself together with Guelph-based artists Gayle Ackroyd, Grant Campbell, Greg Denton, John Farley, Brenda Lewis, Harri Palm, Preetam Sengupta and Hellion Ton.
Gordon guarantees shock company in addition to a top-notch backing ensemble.
The live performance is 7:30pm on June 22 at Harcourt Memorial Church, 87 Dean Avenue in Guelph, and attendees of the live performance will probably be happy to see the efforts the church has made to make their sanctuary a welcoming efficiency venue, officers say.
Tickets are $30 prematurely, obtainable at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/minstrel-of-the-dawn-a-tribute-to-gordon-lightfoot-tickets-634883201747
Or buy on the door for $35.
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