Friday November 3, 2017, The Corral, in Oshawa, ON, will once again be the location Warm Coats Warm Hearts Coat Drive and Concert. This 6th Annual event is hosted by Country recording artist and humanitarian, Elyse Saunders, who created this event as her way of giving back to those in need.
Since the event’s inception, over 2,000 coats have been collected and donated across Toronto, Oshawa, Mississauga and Kingston. The goal for this year is to collect at least another 500 coats with a goal of 1,000 along with the benefit concert on Friday night. There is also an ongoing coat drive happening in schools and the community of Mississauga. The coats have been distributed to many agencies over the years that provide family, youth and adult shelter, food, clothing, jobs and education. Any cash proceeds go directly to these agencies along with the coats.
Saunders’ efforts have not gone unnoticed. She won a Keg Spirit Foundation Chairman Award that also provided a cash donation to her charity of choice. This helped to top up over $5000 cash raised for the agencies involved.
On Friday, bring your gently used coats (children, youth, adult size) as admission to The Corral. There will be free line dancing lessons from 8-9pm. Performances start at 9pm. A raffle will be held to win many great prizes. KX96 will make a special on location appearance and The Corral’s Otherside celebrate their One Year Anniversary.
Please come out and support this event filled with a night of country music, fun and prizes, all while making a difference for the people of Oshawa in need of a warm winter coat during Canada’s coldest months of the year! DOORS OPEN AT 7PM.
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Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.