Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Interview with George St.Kitts (Part Two)

George St. Kitts
Love Train Revue Show

The Love Train Revue Show completes the circle of love by supporting 3 local charities spreading the love into our community: Safehaven http://www.safehaven.to/ ; Believe to Achieve http://www.believetoachieve.ca/ ; and N.O.A.H. CanadaNurturing Orphans of Aids for Humanity (Canada) http://www.noahorphans.ca/ . I asked George how he went about choosing these particular charities. He was kind enough to share with us what was dear to his heart. It is the Safehaven charity. He himself has a child that was born premature and has Cerebral Palsy. George knows first hand about the responsibilities, care and nurturing required for support for these children and their families. "Safehaven offers such support right here in our community", he says. As stated on the Safehaven website … “During Safehaven's 18 years of operation, we have become a leader in providing residential and respite care for children and youth with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs. This leadership continues to be demonstrated through the quality of our care, innovative programs and advocacy initiatives. Through these endeavours, we strive to ensure that every child in Toronto and Central East Region gets the care and opportunities they need.” You can see how important supporting this charity is! Spider Jones is a dear friend of George’s and one of Spider’s passions and missions is reflected in the charity organization “Believe to Achieve”. Another dear friend’s N.O.A.H. charity is another worthwhile cause that George supports. George tells me that he incorporates these fundraising efforts in part of every production he does. Although, it just fits in, it doesn’t seem to be the focus for the audience. He wants people to enjoy the music, song and dance! There will be different booths set up in the lobby at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts where for example Safehaven have sold teddy bears. All the "bear" monies go straight to the charity. Arrive early to meet representatives of 3 charities, Artist Robert Small founder of The Legacy Festival, Kathy Grant of The Legacy Voices Project, representatives of Ontario Black History Society, Camille Logan of The Alliance of Educators of Black Students - York Region and Carl Finkle, President of King Township Historical Society, YRP Diversity Officers and more... Many surprise artists will also be "on board" the 2011 Love Train!
(To be continued)

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