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The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada

Fantastic concert today at the Glenn Gould Studio.  We performed to a full house of enthusiastic people!  Pictured below is the morning rehearsal for the concert, pictures of my book set up that re-enactor Bill White manned for me and pictures from my performances.  Also performing at the concert were vocalists Danielle Bourre, David Leask and The Pipes & Drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada.  A heart-felt thank you to the Royal Regiment of Canada…

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Delivering books to C.F. Borden!

After school, took a load of books up to Borden for delivery!  I am excited that my Legacy &  Tradition book is catching on!  It was odd to see brilliant fall colours in all the trees and snow blowing around!

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The Right Honourable Paul Martin and First Nations Languages

Was at a luncheon today with guest speaker, The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Canada’s 21 Prime Minister.  The focus of discussion centered on education and First Nations children.  I particularly applaud his belief that cultural languages need to be preserved.  In my book, “Legacy and Tradition” I have taken quotes from each of the Ranger interviews and had them translated into their community’s language through syllabics and through phonetics.  An example of a quote in the Oji-Cree language is written…

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Filming at Prospect Cemetery

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to shoot the video.  We spent most of the day at Prospect Cemetery.  Bill and I were waiting off to the side while Rob worked with the 6 girls from the ESA choir.  While we were standing there, we noticed our silhouettes and I took a photo of it.  I think it is a really neat shot!  

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Glenn Gould Studio Concert on October 30th

Today, I worked in another practise with the Royal Regiment of Canada band.  I was most appreciative of this!  Lieutenant Kevin Anderson is their music director and before my rehearsal, I saw Kevin writing up the program order for the band.  WOW!  What a line up of great music being played by great musicians.  Please go to the link below and find out how to purchase tickets! I know you will be fully entertained! http://www.cbc.ca/productionfacilities/m/toronto/Glenn-Gould-Studio

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Creating a music video

This weekend was certainly a busy one!  Rob DiVito is producing a music video for my Vimy book song. Here are some photos …more to come over the next few days!  I thank the students from the ESA choir who participated in the video, they were so much fun to work with!  I also thank Rick Cowan and Gary Irving, managers of Prospect Cemetery who embraced this project from our first conversation.  Thank you for…

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The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada

Tonight I was at Fort York Armoury, a beautiful old building with lots of character.  I was rehearsing with the Royal Regiment of Canada band for a concert on October 30th.  They all made me feel very welcomed and all were excited to be rehearsing Howard Cable’s arrangement of my first song, “We’ll Never Forget/N’oublion jamais”. I asked Danielle Bourree to assist me in singing the chorus in round, as I think the song sounds best…

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100 year old cards from WW1 soldiers

Tonight after school, I drove a load of cases filled with books to CF Borden, ordered food for the video shoot on Saturday and listened to the mastered Vimy song with Rob…when I got home, I went through my treasures and found these beautiful embroidered cards that I had purchased years ago.  I was happy to find them because I hope to use them in the video shoot this weekend.  They are postcards/letters that WW1  Canadian soldiers sent…

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