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Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Date:2013-12-17
  • Time:19:30
  • Location: Epcor Centre
  • Venue: Calgary, AB
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Christ­mas is a won­der­ful time of peace, har­mo­ny, opti­mism, and good will towards oth­ers. So it is in that spir­it that the annu­al Huron Car­ole con­cert series returns this year with its nation­al tour to help raise funds and aware­ness for Canada’s hun­gry. With over 18 stops through­out the coun­try and an assort­ment of high qual­i­ty musi­cal tal­ent includ­ing George Canyon, One More Girl, Bev­er­ley Mahood and Shan­non Gaye, founder Tom Jackson’s call to end hunger is ready to be heard once again in com­mu­ni­ties large and small, near and far.

Since 1987, Cana­di­an actor and musi­cian Tom Jack­son has been work­ing hard to bring the mes­sage to end hunger by cul­ti­vat­ing a net­work of like-mind­ed artists from around the coun­try brought togeth­er with the com­mon inter­est of help­ing Canada’s needy. While under the name of The Huron Car­ole and Singing for Sup­per, the con­cert series has helped spread aware­ness of the nation’s hunger prob­lems and raise funds to help food bank work­ers and vol­un­teers accom­plish their mis­sion of end­ing hunger. “There’s so much work to be done to quell this country’s prob­lem with hunger and it’s hard to believe that in a coun­try such as ours this is still an ongo­ing issue.” states Jack­son. “It’s a real­ly good feel­ing to be able to help our broth­ers and sis­ters in need to feed their fam­i­ly and them­selves, which is such a small and basic thing to ask when you think about it.”

The Huron Car­ole is pre­sent­ed by Great-West Life, Lon­don Life and Cana­da Life and proud­ly spon­sored by Enbridge, NOV Wil­son, Sen­try Invest­ments and CMT.

For over 40 years Tom Jack­son has been enter­tain­ing audi­ences through his act­ing and music as well as spread­ing his mes­sage of hope for a brighter future by rais­ing aware­ness and funds for food banks and char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tions. While younger and old­er gen­er­a­tions of TV view­ers remem­ber him for his act­ing as Bil­ly Two Feath­ers in Shin­ing Time Sta­tion and Chief Peter Keni­di in CBC’s North of 60, it is in his first love, singing, that draws him to cre­ate change both with­in and out­side of his com­mu­ni­ty. He can inspire, uplift and enter­tain 10 or 10,000 and the gifts he shares, he car­ries from his ances­try, his life and his loves. www.tomjackson.ca

JUNO Award win­ner and one of this country’s top coun­try music stars, George Canyon, has sold over 300,000 albums in Cana­da. He has fans from coast to coast and won numer­ous CCMA acco­lades and for those who have seen his live show know it’s an expe­ri­ence they will nev­er for­get. A CCMA Human­i­tar­i­an Award recip­i­ent, George is sen­si­tive to the population’s hunger sit­u­a­tion and is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Huron Car­ole Show to help those in need.  Canyon has just signed a deal with Big Star Records Inc (dist.Universal) and cur­rent­ly has a hit sin­gle at radio, ‘Slow Dance“ as well as many act­ing cred­its in film and TV shows, the lat­est per­for­mance, aired on TV, is in a remake of the 1929 clas­sic Gary Coop­er movie, ‘The Vir­gin­ian‘ with Trace Adkins and Ron Perl­man.  www.georgecanyon.com

The first thing audi­ences notice about the BC-based One More Girl (Britt and Car­ly McKil­lip) is their pris­tine blend of voic­es, the sort of effort­less har­monies only ever deliv­ered by sib­lings. Their poise and pres­ence is some­thing not often seen in such young per­form­ers.  OMG hail from a musi­cal fam­i­ly and have been mak­ing music togeth­er since they were tiny. They have shared the stage with acts such as Toby Kei­th, Dar­ius Ruck­er and Kei­th Urban , have had many hit records in Cana­da and have recent­ly been signed to Open Road Record­ings. One More Girl will release their new sin­gle “Love Like Mine” soon. The girls will also be appear­ing in the TV movie, “Home for Christ­mas” with George Canyon and oth­ers, air­ing on CMT this win­ter. www.onemoregirl.com

A suc­cess­ful singer, song­writer, actress, mod­el, and tele­vi­sion host, Bev­er­ley Mahood is tru­ly a dynam­ic enter­tain­er. In the past cou­ple of years, Mahood has per­formed for some very exclu­sive audi­ences, includ­ing the G8 World Lead­ers in Toron­to, British Roy­als William and Kate (on their first offi­cial trip to North Amer­i­ca,) for the men and women of the Cana­di­an mil­i­tary dur­ing a two-week tour of Afghanistan, and most recent­ly for a crowd of hun­dreds of thou­sands as host of the CBC Cana­da Day Cel­e­bra­tions on Par­lia­ment Hill in Ottawa. www.beverleymahood.com

Shan­non Gaye has just released her brand new CD “Lit­tle Won­der” — urban music with mat­ter for the mind. This lat­est orig­i­nal CD pays homage to vin­tage Soul and R&B, an acoustic gem with a mod­ern spin. Co-writ­ten & co-pro­duced by pianist extra­or­di­naire Kris­t­ian Alexan­drov, “Lit­tle Won­der” presents evoca­tive tales, sol­id grooves, and the sophis­ti­cat­ed tex­tured har­mo­ny that defines the idiom. From the most del­i­cate melodies to sky high, roof-rais­ing licks, Shan­non is in full com­mand of her voice. Music writer James Muretich described her as “the slen­der singer with the big soul­ful voice – the kind that knocks you for a loop.”  www.shannongaye.com

For more infor­ma­tion go to Huron Car­ole Web­site

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