ELORA – Addison Hill had a pointy wit, a permanent smile and a never-give-up perspective.
And whereas she succumbed to sarcoma most cancers in 2022, it’s her optimistic vitality, sense of humour, resilience and big coronary heart that her household and mates keep in mind.
And people are the qualities that will probably be celebrated on Sept. 23 as Crew Addy hosts a “Live performance with Addy-tude.”
The live performance is a fundraiser for Dr. David Malkin and his analysis workforce at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Youngsters.
Crew Addy has set a objective of elevating $500,000 for Dr. Malkin’s sarcoma most cancers analysis and in simply two years of organizing Household Enjoyable Day, has already raised greater than $250,000.
Andy Speers and Curt McQueen had been moved to do extra.
Speers was Addison’s trainer at Elora Public Faculty and McQueen was her principal.
“Why not convey folks collectively for an excellent night of music in honour of Addy, and assist the fundraising efforts on the similar time?” Speers defined.
They approached the Riverfest Elora officers, who had been instantly on board.
And collectively they’ve organized numerous musicians who’ve their very own “Addy-tude”:
- Elora resident and vocalist Lauren Roy will open the night;
- Georgia Harmer will comply with. Harmer comes from a protracted line of musicians. She is a niece of Sarah Harmer and daughter of Mary Harmer and Gord Robust who collectively had been a part of the ‘90s band the Weeping Tiles;
- Stacey Kay and her band will return to Elora for this live performance. Kay was a finalist on America’s Acquired Expertise and runner-up on Canada’s Acquired Expertise and he or she carried out a personal profit live performance final 12 months for Crew Addy; and
- 2022 Juno Award winners the Monowhales are the headliners and lead singer Sally Shaar and the band will convey the precise vitality and vibe to this Live performance with Addy-tude, organizers say.
The live performance will probably be held on the new out of doors MacDonald Pavilion exterior the Elora Centre for the Arts.
“We constructed this venue in order that our neighborhood may collect and expertise creative expression, actually in our personal yard – what higher solution to kick off the brand new pavilion than a neighborhood occasion meaning a lot to all of us,” mentioned artwork centre director Lianne Carter.
Doorways open at 4pm and the present begins at 5pm. Tickets are $45 for adults; kids underneath 12 are free with a paying grownup.
This can be a licensed occasion.
Jessica Hill, Addison’s mom, mentioned she is humbled and excited by the initiative.
“Their willingness to embrace an concept, contribute their time, assets, and emotional vitality is exceptional,” mentioned Hill.
“Our household knew that with their assist, we may create an occasion that might not solely make an enduring impression elevating funds for sarcoma analysis, but additionally a solution to convey our neighborhood collectively to encourage hope and have fun Addy’s life.”
Tickets will be bought at ticketscene.ca.
For extra data, go to www.teamaddy.ca.