Square Dance for Square Meals!              

Saturday, April 6, 5:30 pm to 10 pm

 LOCATION: Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd: MAP

WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

HOWEVER, WE HAVE HAD A FEW CANCELLATIONS.

If you arrive early (doors open at 5:20 pm) you may be able to get some tickets!

If not, please consider making a DONATION!

LEARN how to Square Dance! You need no previous experience or partner. All ages welcome. Square Dance caller par excellence, Don St. Jean, will walk us through each “Square” before we dance it.

 

Best Chili in Town!

Delicious vegetarian chili supper, created by jazz musician, John McMurchy, + ciabatta, tostadas, loaded spuds & salad, followed by home baked squares (of course). You won’t go hungry.

 

Loads of Prizes!  Raffles!   

Check out our FABULOUS LIST of Silent and Live Auction items!

To bid in the Live Auction, you must be present at the event and must register.

Payments on the evening can be made by credit card, cheques or cash.

 

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

Doors open at 5:20 pm

5:30 pm:

Wine Bar is open till 8 pm.  Come early to preview and bid on Silent Auction items.

Enjoy an hour of roots entertainment by Kirsten Jones (left) and Clela Errington (right). Scroll down for more about the artists. Heads up: Clela and Kirsten are offering as an auction item, “HOUSE CONCERT” for your friends!

Register to bid in Live Auction at 7 pm.

6:30 pm:

Supper is served! 

7:00 pm:

NEW: LIVE AUCTION!

Four popular high end items will be auctioned live. (see Fabulous List).

8:00 pm:

Square Dance: if you are a beginner, be on time for the first lesson! Silent Auction bids continue in the gym.

9:15 pm:

Final auction winners announced. Dance continues till 10 pm.

Door Prize Draws at 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm!

 

All proceeds support women in the slum community of Kibera who care for orphaned children by empowering them to feed their children and send them to school through their own enterprise!

We welcome volunteers on the evening. For options, click: VOLUNTEERS!

About our entertainers:

Kirsten Jones - The Mad Mile

“Smooth-as-buckwheat-honey vocals…a bonfide comparison to Emmylou Harris is not out of order…”   - Eric Thom, Exclaim Magazine

Nominated for the Canadian Country Music Association’s Roots Artist of the Year, Jones’ subtly melancholic songs include warm campfire-like toe-tappers, barn burners, and personal storytellers that breathe deep from the traditions of her Americana heroes like The Jayhawks and Patty Griffin.  

With her heartbreakingly lovely vocals and soaring harmonies, she comfortably walks the line between country and folk.

 

Singer songwriter Clela Errington.

“Much like Eva Cassidy, when you hear Clela sing for the first time, you wonder where this voice has been all your life, and want to hear more.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio

Singer songwriter Clela Errington has a voice that is timeless and true, a vibrant blend of folk and jazz creates the perfect vehicle for her intimate and dynamic vocal delivery.

She is an accomplished instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonica and ukulele. Her compelling, unaffected stage presence and easy smile promise something exceptional, and Clela delivers.