In an effort to support those hit the hardest during the storms of this past September, CUPE 503, in partnership with Ottawa’s music industry, are holidung AFTER THE STORM, a Tornado Relief Concert taking place on Saturday November 10th at TD Place. Artists performing include The Jim Cuddy Band, Matt Mays, Sarah Harmer, Kellylee Evans, Le Groupe Swing, Jim Bryson, Rebecca Noelle, Kira Isabella, Craig Cardiff and Jeremy Fisher with more names being added daily.
The concert is free to attend and will focus on raising money for victims of the tornadoes through donations to the United Way. During the concert attendees will be asked for donations to support initiatives like counselling, helping vulnerable seniors and ensuring the food banks in the affected areas are restocked.
CUPE 503 traditionally hosts an annual fundraising concert in Ottawa, so they saw this initiative as an important opportunity to help the city. “When the music industry contacted, we didn’t hesitate” said Brian Madden, CUPE 503 President. “We all have a part to play, and this level of collaboration really demonstrates just how resilient we truly are as a community.”
Visit the event website for more information.