Monday, September 29, 2014

LOCAL CHARITIES SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER

September 26, 2014

LOCAL CHARITIES SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER

Midland, Ontario

September 26, 2014 – Yesterday Patricia Copeland from the Huronia Community Foundation presented a cheque for $1,200 to Laura Thomas from Wye Marsh.  The cheque is for a grant that will support the Gordon Black Memorial Camp Sponsorship Fund at Wye Marsh.  The G.B.M.C.S Fund is partnered with Big Brothers/Sisters, Kinark Child and Family Services and the Children’s Aid Society to give children in our community the opportunity to experience a week of summer camp at Wye Marsh.  The $1,200 grant from Huronia Community Foundation will allow six more children the opportunity to experience camp as well as better their experience by allowing the purchase of new outdoor equipment for the summer camp. 

At Wye Marsh we are thrilled to have the support of the Huronia Community Foundation and are grateful for the work they do in our community. With this grant we are able to build a stronger, healthier community.  For children, summer camp is more than just a fun experience. Camp is a place where they can make new friends, learn new skills, build confidence and explore new interests.”  Laura Thomas, Wye Marsh Marketing and Development Coordinator

For more information or to donate to the Gordon Black Memorial Camp Sponsorship Fund please visit www.wyemarsh.com/camp.   And to learn how the Huronia Community Foundation is helping our community please visit www.huroniacommunityfoundation.com.

Pictured: Left: Patricia Copeland from Huronia Community Foundation and Right:  Laura Thomas from Wye Marsh


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Family Scene at the MCC Returns with Halloween Mad Science Show

Media Release

Family Scene at the MCC Returns with Halloween Mad Science Show

MIDLAND, ON | Monday, September 22, 2014 - After the success of our inaugural event in August, Love You Forever and More Munsch, Family Scene at the Midland Cultural Centre is back! Our newest performance for children and their families is Mad Science: Fire and Ice. This Halloween-themed show is a spooky live science demonstration. Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the Big Burp and the famous Mad Science Shower, as we will explore the science of sublimation. It will be a sizzling and safe introduction to science!

Mad Science: Fire and Ice will be presented in the Rotary Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 11.  The show is appropriate for children and grown-ups of all ages.
Tickets are available at the Midland Cultural Centre and midlandculturalcentre.com. Tickets are $10 including all taxes and fees. Children 23 months of age and younger are free!

Midland Cultural Centre combines art, music, theatre, events and a café, all in one outstanding building in downtown Midland, Ontario. Come and attend a performance, a workshop, a concert, an art show or stop by our licensed café for lunch. Tours of the building are available. There’s something for everyone at the MCC. For information about events and to purchase tickets online, visit www.midlandculturalcentre.com.
For More Information:
Jennifer Kerr, Programs Manager                                                                      
(705) 527-4420, ext. 3428                             

jkerr@midlandculturalcentre.com

Fundraising Event for the Midland Cultural Centre is a Cuban Affair

Media Release -
Fundraising Event for the Midland Cultural Centre is a Cuban Affair

MIDLAND, ON | Friday, September 19, 2014 - A new photographic exhibition of the UNESCO designated World Heritage city Havana, Cuba will be on display at the Midland Cultural Centre from September 26 until October 31.   Entitled Seven Nights in Havana, the exhibit is a collaboration of three local photographers and a joint presentation of Quest Art and the MCC.  Admission price for the evening is $15 with all proceeds from the exhibition donated to the Midland Cultural Centre.

The opening night kickoff is Friday, September 26 at 6:30 pm and it promises to be a lively and colourful, Cuban cultural experience. The evening will be opened by the Consul of the Republic of Cuba, Mrs. Susana Malmierca. Attendees will be delighted to hear and see live Cuban traditional music and dancers. Light fare with a Cuban flair will be served and representatives from Havana Club - Cuba’s most famous National Rum Company will offer sampling demos throughout the evening.

Contributing photographer and event organizer Ken Woods says that upon returning home from Havana two years ago he and fellow photographer Reinhart Weber realized that their images of the beautiful architecture and people of Cuba might be of interest to others. “The idea grew considerably, and now includes a third photographer, Rodrigo Moreno, who is new to Midland and has completed several professional shoots in Havana.”

An all-Cuban quartet will play classic traditional Cuban music - son montuno, guaracha, bolero, changüí and guajira from the 1930s to ‘60s in the MCC’s Atrium space. The band is led by popular bassist Roberto Riveron with Pabolsky Rosales on tres and vocals, Chendy Leon Sr. on percussion, and Jorge Maza on flute.

The evening also features performer and choreographer Dailyn Martinez Alfonso and her partner who will dance in Traditional and Afro Cuban style.  Dailyn was born in Cub and graduated from the National School of Dance in Havana, specializing in Cuban Cabaret and Traditional Afrocuban Styles. She has won several international salsa competitions including the Berlin Salsa Congress, and the Acapulco Salsa Congress.

If you find a special image you really like in the exhibition, it may be purchased to take home after the exhibition.

Midland Cultural Centre combines art, music, theatre, events and a café, all in one outstanding building in downtown Midland, Ontario. Come and attend a performance, a workshop, a concert, an art show or stop by our licensed café for lunch. Tours of the building are available. There’s something for everyone at the MCC. For information about events and to purchase tickets, visit www.midlandculturalcentre.com.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

British Return to the King’s Wharf Theatre!

British Return to the King’s Wharf Theatre!
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
PENETANGUISHENE– ‘Come on, come on’ to the King’s Wharf Theatre for a spectacular tribute to the music that rocked the world in Twist and Shout: The British Invasion. This energetic production celebrates the artists and songs that sparked a musical revolution, on stage four weeks only from August 7th to August 30th.
Conceived, written and directed by Drayton Entertainment’s Artistic Director, Alex Mustakas, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion is one of the most popular productions in the organization’s history. First staged in 2005 at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene followed by a record breaking run at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend, the show was an instant hit. This revival, which also marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, is poised to take summer audiences by storm.
In the early 1960s, groundbreaking British music began to drift across the ocean and invade North America, and the bands themselves soon followed. The Dave Clark Five was the first band to tour America and soon after four mop tops called The Beatles crossed the pond, forever changing the landscape of modern music. 
The revolution that followed is expressed with glorious emotion in this fun-filled revue that features classic songs by The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, Dave Clark Five, Herman’s Hermits, and many, many more.
“The ‘60s was an exciting time of revolutionary music that had an enormous impact on me personally,” says creator Alex Mustakas. “I am really looking forward to sharing this vibrant revival with our summer patrons.”
Light-hearted comedy, groovy fashions, swinging dance numbers and the music that shaped a generation is brought together in this imaginative, infectious, and immensely irresistible piece of ‘60s nostalgia.
Over 60 show-stopping hits are performed by a first-rate ensemble of performers, including Alex Black, Lindsay Croxall, Gerrad Everard, Jennifer Kee, Duff MacDonald, Sarah Matton, Robert Markus, Laura Mae Nason, Nicholas Nesbitt, Yvan Pednault, Nick Settimi and Valerie Stanois.
Ted Simonett is the charismatic TV host and star of The Roy Solomon Show, around which the production is centered. Simonett takes theatre audiences back to a simpler time, reminiscent of the days when families gathered together around the television set to watch the hottest acts of the day perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.
“The set is fantastic,” says Mustakas. “We’ve acquired some authentic retro-style equipment in order to make the auditorium feel like a TV studio sound stage. It sets the right mood for audiences to relax, let loose, and have FUN!”
Working alongside Mustakas to mount this incredible show are Choreographer Gino Berti, Music Director Robert Foster, Lighting Designer Jeff Johnston Collins and Costume Designer Jessica Bray. The Original Set Designers for Twist and Shout: The British Invasion are Craig Guthrie and Richard Lawlor.
Twist and Shout: The British Invasion is proudly sponsored by John Sharp Images. Media Sponsors are Jewel 88.5 and The Mirror. The Design Sponsor is H.S. St. Amant & Sons Inc. The 2014 Media Season Sponsor is CTV.
Twist and Shout: The British Invasion will have theatregoers rockin’ in their seats eight shows a week, August 7th through August 30th. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.kingswharftheatre.com, in person at the King’s Wharf Theatre Box Office, or by calling (519) 549-5555 or toll free 1-855- DRAYTON (372-9866).
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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Valerie O’Brien
Marketing Manager
Drayton Entertainment
valerie@draytonentertainment.com
Phone: (519) 621-5511 ext. 235



Monday, July 28, 2014

The Steve Miller Band headlines Radio for Radiation Benefit Concert VI


Media Release
The Steve Miller Band headlines Radio for Radiation
Benefit Concert VI

Barrie, Ontario. July 25, 2014: 104.1 The DOCK is proud to present Radio for Radiation Benefit
Concert VI, featuring legendary classic rock icon The Steve Miller Band, on November 19, 2014 at the
Casino Rama Entertainment Centre.

“We’re very excited to bring to Simcoe County our sixth and largest Radio for Radiation Benefit Concert,”
says Paul Larche, President of Larche Communications Inc. (LCI) and owner of 104.1 The DOCK and
KICX 106. “Again, here’s an opportunity to enjoy legendary rock performers and help raise money for the
new Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at the same time. It’s a true win-win”.
104.1 The DOCK and KICX 106 have pledged half a million dollars to support the new Simcoe Muskoka
Regional Cancer Centre. The “Radio for Radiation Campaign” assists in the purchase of a new CT
Simulator suite. This suite provides residents of Simcoe and Muskoka treatment closer to home, rather
than going to Toronto.

“We could not do this without the generosity of Casino Rama” says Larche. “They are donating their
entire facility and Entertainment Centre amenities at no charge.”
The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. In
its early years, the Steve Miller Band was a cornerstone of the burgeoning underground FM rock radio
stations that were springing up across the country. The Steve Miller Band's 1973 single "The Joker" was
an instant anthem, a breakthrough smash that shot all the way to No. 1. His 1978 album, "Greatest Hits
1974-78," became one of the best-selling releases of all-time, selling millions every year through the end
of the century. At the height of the classic rock movement, the Steve Miller Band was one of the defining
figures.

Hit songs, from 17 studio albums and three live albums, include "Rock 'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet
Airliner," "Jungle Love," "Swingtown," "The Joker" and "Abracadabra."
The benefit show will open with special guests “Sonic Coalition”, a local band made up of business
professionals who have helped raise over $500,000 for local charities. Sonic Coalition are Gerry Pilon,
Jim Fairhead. Chris Adams and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman.
The Radio for Radiation Benefit Concert starts at 8pm on Wednesday, November 19 at the Casino Rama
Entertainment Centre. Tickets will go on-sale Monday, July 28 at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased at the
Casino Rama Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca. Prices will range
from $70 to $125.

Contact: Paul Larche
President
Phone (705) 720-1991 ext. 802
Email: plarche@kicxfm.com

Please note that patrons must be 19 years of age or older to be admitted to the Casino Rama
Entertainment Centre.
For additional information, please visit the 104.1 The Dock’s web site at www.1041thedock.com.
ABOUT THE STEVE MILLER BAND

One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band is coming to Casino Rama on November 19,
2014, and serenade fans with his trademark blues-rock sound.
The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. In
its early years, the Steve Miller Band was a cornerstone of the burgeoning underground FM rock radio
stations that were springing up across the country. The Steve Miller Band's 1973 single "The Joker" was
an instant anthem, a breakthrough smash that shot all the way to No. 1. His 1978 album, "Greatest Hits
1974-78," became one of the best-selling releases of all-time, selling millions every year through the end
of the century. At the height of the classic rock movement, the Steve Miller Band was one of the defining
figures.

Some people call him the Space Cowboy. Some call him the Gangster of Love. Whatever you call him,
Steve Miller is making the best music of his life. In 2010, 17 years after the release of Wide River, the
Steve Miller Band released Bingo!. The energetically rendered album was nominated as "Blues
Rock Album" of the year by the Blues Foundation. Let Your Hair Down was released in 2011. The album
shines with some of the finest guitar playing ever recorded by the Steve Miller Band.
Today, the Steve Miller Band and classic rock go hand in hand. The Steve Miller Band is brand name
rock that millions have come to trust.
Hit songs, from 17 studio albums and three live albums, include "Rock 'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet
Airliner," "Jungle Love," "Swingtown," "The Joker" and "Abracadabra."
ABOUT SONIC COALITION
Sonic Coalition brings their unique blend of turbo-charged country punk to festivals, clubs, and charity
gigs across the heartland of Ontario. Ranging from the Stones to Johnny Cash to Social Distortion, their
sets reinvent the classics and put a 21st century spin on the 1980s. Melting hearts and amplifiers for ten
years, this rock and roll combo have help raise over $500,000 for charities in Barrie and area.
Sonic Coalition are Gerry Pilon, Jim Fairhead, Chris Adams and Jeff Lehman.

Gerry Pilon plays bass, loves music and spends brief moments reliving the eighties. He happened to be
able to sing a few of the songs so he became the singer too. He also runs an architectural practice that
designs a lot of stuff all over the province and beyond.
Jim lives music - when he's not rocking out with the band his company makes the best luxury high end
musical amplifiers which are exported everywhere on the planet.
Chris Adams likes to find out what happens when you turn all knobs and settings to maximum. In
addition to guitars he is founder and Chief Technology Officer for tech superstar g-Shift Labs.

Drums and questionable backing vocals are provided by Jeff Lehman, when he's not busy being Mayor
of Barrie.

ABOUT RADIO FOR RADIATION

In mid-2011, KICX 106 and 104.1 The Dock reach their goal of raising over $500,000 for their Radio for
Radiology campaign, and the purchase of a new interventional radiology machine.
In November 2011, the stations pledged an additional $500,000, raising funds towards the purchase of a
CT simulator suite in the new Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre (SMRCC). The campaign is now
called “Radio for Radiation Campaign”
The addition of a new CT Simulator suite in the new SMRCC allows people in Orillia, Midland, Barrie and
all of Simcoe County to get treatment close to home, instead of the recent situation, which saw many
patients experiencing the additional cost, wait and disruption of going to Toronto for treatment. The reality
is that most of us, or a loved one, will have to deal with cancer in our lives. It’s a very stressful time. It’s
critical that residents in our region have the best, most convenient and timely care available. With help
from our many listeners and clients, the funding of a new CT Simulator suite for the new SMRCC will do
precisely that.
The CT simulator suite is the first step in the radiation therapy planning process and allows the cancer
team to “see” a patient’s internal structures like tissue, organs and bones. This visualization helps determine the specific positioning of patients during radiation.


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

YARN BOMBERS DESCEND!

The work of over 300 area volunteer knitters/crocheters will be unveiled as they “Yarn Bomb” Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene on Saturday July 26 as part of the historic site’s Family Discovery Day event and 200th Year Celebrations!  Over 380 objects will decorate the historic site in a colourful and eclectic display sure to delight visitors.  Here Discovery Harbour Historical Interpreters Parker Befort (left) and Claire McDowell (right) check out some of the amazing work with Huronia Historical Parks Public and Education Programs Manager Katherine McCracken (Center).   The “Yarn Bombing” project will be on display until August 10.