Events

Canada Day Weekend 2015

I’m a big fan of 80’s music from Canada so I thought i’d list a few events that you might want to like to attend this weekend.

Platinum Blonde and The Spoons will be performing tonight at the It’s Your Festival in Hamilton, Ontario. The free concert starts at 6pm at Gage Park, 1000 Main St E. But I suggest that you get there earlier to get the best seats.

Alan Frew of Glass Tiger will be performing various 80’s and 90’s classics tonight at Woah Canada ! in Moncton, New Brunswick. This free concert will be held at Riverside Park on Assumption Blvd. But if you happen to miss him, you can catch him on Saturday at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And note that you can actually get free admission to the latter with PC Points.

Honeymoon Suite and Helix will also be performing in New Brunswick, at Pioneer Days in Oromocto on July 2nd at 9pm. Tickets to this event are $30.

Barney Bentall will be performing at Canada Place at 2:30pm this afternoon in Vancouver. The main stage is located at 999 Canada Place and Scottish pop star Sheena Easton will perform right after him.

Tom Cochrane & Red Rider will be also playing nearby at the Cloverdale Amphitheater in Surrey, B.C at 9PM. This is also a free concert. And if you miss this one, you can always catch them in Vernon, BC on Saturday at 8pm, at the Predator Ridge Resort (301 Village Centre Place).

The Grapes of Wrath will be performing in Calgary, Alberta at the free Canada Day celebrations. The stage will be located on Riverfront Avenue and the concerts will be starting at 7pm.

I will of course update this listing if I find some more concerts.

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Record Conventions This Weekend

There are quite a few record conventions this weekend in Ontario so I thought i’d give you a heads up :

  • Kingston, Ontario – The Kingston Record Show will be this Saturday from 10am to 4 pm at the Macgillivray-Brown Hall (218 Barrie St). Free admission.
  • Newmarket, Ontario – The Newmarket Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be this Sunday from 10am to 3pm at the Royal Canadian Legion (707 Srigley Street). Only $2 per person to get in.
  • Toronto, Ontario – The Flipside DJ and Vintage Record Show will be held at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen street West) from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $5 per person.
  • Windsor, Ontario – The Windsor Record Show will be this Sunday from 11am to 4pm at Villains Bistro (246 Pelissier Ave). Admission is $4 per person.

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Fort McMurray – Where to Donate ?

Like most Canadians I have been shocked by the events in Fort McMurray, Alberta and thought i’d post an entry on this blog dedicated to how one can help the nearly 100,000 displaced residents of this area.

The Canadian Red Cross is currently on site and are of course accepting donations via a special web page and via text. To donate via the web site click here and to donate $5 text REDCROSS to 30333.

Monetary donations are also accepted via the Salvation Army by clicking here. Alberta residents wishing to volunteer through this organization can do so by clicking here.

Most of the evacuated residents are expected to go to Edmonton so that city’s local food bank is requesting local food donations and volunteers. Click here to donate food and to volunteer. Click here to make a donation.

The Edmonton Emergency Relief Society is also looking for volunteers, monetary donations and various non food items. A list of the later can be found by clicking here, where instructions to volunteer can also be found. To donate funds to this charity click here.

Alberta residents that can take in the evacuated can look for details on a special Facebook group dedicated to this aid by clicking here.

The situation is only getting worse as communities that welcomed the evacuees just south of the town are now being evacuated themselves because of a shift in the winds. And it appears that several thousand people could be stranded north of Fort McMurray if the bridges spanning the Athabasca River are lost.

Any help will likely be appreciated.