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Easter Seals is gearing up for Canada's biggest 'Party with a Purpose', and I will be there once more, guitar-slung and ready to rock. Where else can you party all night, run around in circles, and still feel good the next day?
Now in its 27th year in Canada, this long-standing and very successful event fosters a spirit of giving and camaraderie in a friendly, competitive, and entertaining special event. Each year over 11,000 enthusiastic participants, making up over 400 teams, come together for 24 hours of wacky activities, friendly competition, and good clean fun.
This national event, held in 11 locations across Canada, has raised in excess of $54.4 million dollars in support of local Easter Seals programs and services.
I'm scheduled for two solo sets in my favourite location: the beer garden, of course. I hope to see you there.
Another successful year for the Sun Run: 51,419 runners, wheelers, walkers, and joggers beamed on the streets of Vancouver, Sunday, May 9th. Five years on this gig and we finally got the perfect weather too.
The 2010 Sun Run raised more than $50,000 for the Vancouver Sun's Raise-a-Reader program and more than $70,000 for amateur athletics in B.C. by way of the Harry Jerome Track & Field Classic and the Achilles International Track & Field Society.
Thanks for supporting music and all that music supports.
Both Sandcastle Theory and The Scene will be performing, on the main stage at the Plaza of Nations, as part of The Edgewater Celebration Village 2010.
Steel Productions, Edgewater Casino, and Northern Star Events are proud to be hosting this once-in-a-life-time gala, combining the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Chinese New Year into one truly unique festival.
Over 190 000 people per day are expected through The Edgewater Celebration Village, Feb 12 - 28. Visitors will be treated to music, dance, performing arts, and a wide variety of ethnic foods:
A total of 17 days, featuring dozens of dancers and performing artists, over 100 local and touring bands, DJ's, and much more...all on Vancouverís most famous outdoor stage. With over 500 performing artists in all, and 120 vendors, Vancouver welcomes the world with this amazing, non-stop outdoor winter festival.
Since the addition of the home page blog, this poor ol' news page gets no love. So here are some of the 2009 highlights:
With over 60 000 in attendance and a further $130 000 donated to its designated charities, The Sun Run had another record year, and we had a great time entertaining as always.
The 24-Hour Relay raised another $1.4 million for Easter Seals kids. It was an honour, once again, to share the stage with so many talented artists, and all for such a deserving cause.
This was my third 24-Hour Relay and Sandcastle Theory's fourth Sun Run; for links and information pertaining to these and other charitable events, please scroll down this page or leaf through the news archives.
This was our second year in Whistler for The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival; The Crystal Lounge was off-the-hook. We're looking forward to making it a hat-trick in 2010.
We made a spur-of-the-moment appearance for The World Police and Fire Games; those crazy Irish firemen...
We played a banquet for the South Fraser Foster Parents group. It was a pleasure to take part in thanking such a benevolent bunch. Good souls indeed.
I can't believe another busy year is nearly behind us; just Christmas, New Year's Eve...then on to Olympic bedlam.
Once again, I will be representing Sandcastle Theory as one of the many artists rockin' 'round the clock at The Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay, this weekend. I'm slated for two solo sets in the beer garden.
Where else would I be, eh (grin)!
The 24 Hour Relay is more than just staying up all night with your friends running in circles; it's 24 little hours that can make a big difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
With over 10 000 participants, volunteers, and organizers, The 24 Hour Relay is the largest fundraiser of its kind in Canada. The event originated in Vancouver in 1979 and has been duplicated worldwide. Since 1980, an extraordinary $25 million has been raised for the cause.
The Sun Run is upon us yet again, and Sandcastle Theory will be there to watch you suffer ackhem!órather, to inspire you in your noble pursuit of personal excellence, in support of this charitable event (grin). We'll be on the sideline, of course, eating muffins and drinking tea; most likely hung-over from our gig the night before, but steadfastly making music nonetheless.
This year your entry will support The Vancouver Sun's Raise-a-Reader campaign and beneficiaries such as:
More than 4 000 people participated in the Easter Seals 24-hour Relay this weekend, raising $1.2 million. The money will be used to send about 850 children with disabilities to a week-long Easter Seals camp. Camps are located in Squamish, Shawnigan Lake, and Winfield.
Event co-ordinator Eran Norton said 140 corporate and recreational teams ran or walked in the annual event, organized by the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.
Bands that took the stage to entertain the masses included:
The Town Pants
The VOC Soul Gospel Choir
Two other relays were held earlier this month in Victoria and Kelowna. Thanks to all who participated or donated in support of this worthy cause.