Country Cares in Ottawa

Celebrating diversity and humanity through country music will be the goal of Country Cares when it is held on August 20 in Ottawa.

Cape Breton-born Drake Jensen will perform at the Arts Court Theatre, alongside Vancouver’s Patrick Masse and the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus.  The performance will be in support of Bruce House; which offers support for those living with HIV/AIDS.

With songs of strength, equality and diversity, Jensen is celebrated for groundbreaking lyrics and videos that explore the LGBT experience, and the heartbreak of bullying; and has become a spokesperson for anti-bullying initiatives across North America.  His latest duet with Patrick Masse is a call of support of all ages.

Country Cares will benefit Ottawa’s Bruce House; a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS.

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Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.

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