The Huron Carole: raising funds, awareness and hope, one song at a time

by DaniGirl on November 19, 2012 · 0 comments

in Happy holidays, Life in Ottawa

Here’s a lovely idea for a night out to kick off the festive season. Next Thursday, November 29 at the Shenkman Art Centre, Tom Jackson’s The Huron Carole returns to raise funds and awareness for Canada’s hungry. Featuring Tom Jackson, Sarah Slean, Susan Aglukark and Del Barber, the concert is filled with Christmas music and stories that embrace messages of peace, harmony and optimism.

From the press release:

Over 20 years ago, Tom began cultivating a network of Canadian artists, who shared a common interest in helping our country’s needy. After many successful years of raising funds through The Huron Carole, Tom put the project to rest in 2004. He spent the next seven years bringing Singing for Supper to smaller communities in more intimate settings. As a result of the increasing need for food banks across the country, Tom is breathing life back into The Huron Carole.

“Today, over 900,000 Canadians visit food banks monthly. Food bank workers, volunteers and supporters – individual and corporate – rely on awareness-building to accomplish their mission of ending hunger,” said Tom. “This year’s Huron Carole will expand our ability to raise funds, awareness and hope, creating change one song at a time.”

The Huron Carole is a project of the Christmas & Winter Relief Association whose mandate is to support organizations doing hands-on work with the homeless and hungry in Canada.

Tickets are on sale now!

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