CHRISTMAS IN MUSKOKA NOV 29-DEC 3/2016 CHATHAM ARMOURY
'Christmas In Muskoka' Annual Event
Chatham-Kent's 'Christmas In Muskoka' is in its 5th year. Nearly 40 designer decorated Christmas trees were donated last year to be raffled off. The event was a huge success, raising approximately $100,400.00. As a result, 400 grade 7 students including 150 leaders in the St. Clair Catholic District School Board from Ursuline College attended the Muskoka Woods Leadership Camp in May 2015.
The event is sponsored by the St. Clair Catholic School Board and the proceeds go to support students who attend the Muskoka Wood Leadership Camp, held in May each year. 1700 kids, including Grade 7 students and High School leaders from Ursuline College Chatham have been able to take part in this Premier Outdoor Adventure Camp, thanks to 'Christmas in Muskoka' The Leadership Camp is a tremendous leadership experience for these young people. Each new attendee partners with an Ursuline Collegiate student for 4 days of fun, mentoring and challenging themselves as they learn and grow. Zip Lining and Climbing Rope Ladders are just some of the activities. The Camp is aimed at preparing the Grade 7 students to enter Grade 8 and become the leaders and role models in their schools for the younger students. They learn teamwork and cooperation and the camp has proved to be a great training experience.
The sponsors and organizers have a full schedule planned for this year's event, taking place November 29 - Dec 3 / 2016 at the Chatham Armoury on William St. Chatham. There is a senior's tea, the schools bring the primary classes over for a morning and there is always a Santa breakfast. Lots to see and enjoy with all the decorated trees and a special presentations by the Ursuline Sisters Interactive Theatre of " Once Upon A Frozen Christmas" This year there is a Community Night planned for Friday Dec 2 from 6-9 P.M. with childrens crafts and activities, face painting, snack and the play at 7:30 P.M. Check the website for details
There are many generous sponsors who make this event possible as well as many local business' who are on board creating unique and impressive Christmas trees with their many colors and themes. Something for everyone!
The decorated trees are raffled off. The lucky winners are drawn the last day of the event. Be sure to stop by for one of the planned events this year or drop in to admire the designer trees and get your chance to win one and support this great cause. Open Daily to the Public 9-3 P.M.
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Chatham-Kent Christmas Entertainment This Weekend Dec 2-4/16
If you want to start the Holiday Season off with a nice warm feeling then the Capitol Theatre isthe place for you this weekend. Enjoy the rollicking sounds of the Barra MacNeils on Friday night for An East Coast Christmas and follow it up with the Chatham-KentChorales Annual Christmas Concert. This year the theme is "ChristmasAround the world."
The Barra MacNeils have performed at the Capitol in past years and always to the pure delight of the audience. I guarantee you, you cannot keep form tapping your feet to the beatof their wonderful music. The group is Canadian of course, from Sydney Mines Nova Scotia. The founding members of the group are siblings Sheumas, Kyle, Stewart and Lucy MacNeil. In 2005 two additonal brothers, Ryan and Boyd joined the band. As you can see they are a real talented family.
They began performing together in 1980 while still teenagers (Lucy MacNeil being only 10 years old). Consequently, they were only able to perform on weekends, and toured during school holidays. The siblings are classically trained musicians and alumni ofMount Allison University.
In 1986, they released their first eponymous album on their own independent label. The Barra MacNeils won their firstEast Coast Music Awardin 1991, and have won four more since, including an Album of the Year award forTimeFramein 1992, and a Group of the Year award in 2001. They signed withPolygram, and their first two albums were re-released while their 1993 albumCloser To Paradiseearned a gold record. They have been an opening act forCéline Dionand have toured regularly across North America and Europe. We are very fortunate to have them back here performing in Chatham-Kent.
Saturday Evening Dec 3 at 8 P.M. at the Chatham Cultural Centre's Kiwanis Theatre the #We Play On Musicians of the former Orchestra London will take the stage for a full orchestra Christmas Concert .Tickets are $40.00 Call 519-358338
The Chatham-Kent Choral and it's 50 members under the direction of the talented Cindy Waddick with accompaniment by James Prosser will present "Christmas Around The World" featuring carols from over a dozen countries on Sunday afternoon, December 4 at 2 P.M. My wife and I always attend this concert and it is a real treat every year. A great way to put you in the Holiday Spirit!
For tickets to these two great performances call 519-354-8338 or visit the Chatham Capitol Theatre Website.
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