Earth Day 2009 - Payback
"A fabulous evening of humour, music, and timely words
to benefit the planet, starting with our own green corner in Caledon."
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About the Evening
In the spirit of Dickens “Christmas Carol” readings to benefit the needy, two Caledon-area residents are organizing an Earth Day dramatic reading and concert to raise money for the environment. The centrepiece of the event is a reading from Payback, Margaret Atwood’s latest book which comprises her 2008 Massey Lectures. In the final chapter, Atwood wrote a new version of the “Christmas Carol” story that features a modern-day Scrooge encountering the spirits of Earth Day Past, Present, and Future. The focus of the piece is on the environmental issues that are facing our planet today, presented in a humourous but pointed manner.
All proceeds raised will go to the following environmental groups:
We are extremely grateful to the various sponsors who have made it possible for us to publicize this event and get the word out. Please show your support by supporting these businesses and organizations. Thank you, thank you.
The event is the brainchild of Andrew Welch, a Caledon author and performer. Welch teamed-up with Jay Mowat, station manager of Erin Community Radio, to assemble a stellar line-up of performers and engage the participation of various local businesses and environmental action groups. Everyone involved has volunteered their time and talent, with publicity costs donated by the sponsors listed above.
The DetailsEarth Day 2009 – Payback will take place on April 22 (8pm) at the Claude Church (15175 Hurontario Street, Caledon). Admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
The Claude Church is located in Inglewood, NW of Toronto. The church is
prominently located on the East side of Highway 10 (Hurontario Street), just South
of Olde Baseline Road. It is about a 45-minute drive from Lake Ontario and
20 minutes south of Highway 9.
See Mapquest directions.
Copyright © 2009 Andrew Welch