Danny Sylvestre’s world was turned upside down when his daughter was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. Thanks to the care and dedication of the specialists and staff of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), however, his family’s journey had the support it needed to begin the healing process.
Now the Ottawa-based country artist is giving back to CHEO on October 21 with Sing Out for CHEO!.
While Sylvestre will perform as the official CHEO Ambassador at the event to be held at Ottawa’s TD Place, headliners for the event include CCMA-nominees, River Town Saints, with special guests John Allaire and Sandi Skye. Partners with the event will also include Ottawa Councillor, Tim Tierney, and CHEO’s team of dedicated volunteers; and will include a silent auction of items donated by local businesses and attractions such as Beau’s Brewery, Escape Room and Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo. www.singoutforcheo.ca
Tickets for the event are $45 each and are on sale now at www.tdplace.com
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.