Gil's Hootenanny, this May DayMon Apr 15, 2013 Miss Vicky
Miss Vicky received the following announcement in her inbox, from fellow blogger Laurie Kingston. Gil was a great activist, trade unionist, researcher, and mentor. Can't think of a better thing to do on May Day.
Gil's Hootenanny, an evening of “Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope”: May 1st at the Glebe Community Centre
Ottawa activist Gil Levine loved folk music, especially when friends came together to sing. Every year since his death in 2009, Gil's Hootenanny has honoured his memory and, as Gil was a staunch union activist, it is most appropriate that we gather on May Day to sing songs of protest and hope.
This year, Kristine St-Pierre, Mighty Popo, Three Little Birds, the Shout Sister choir, Maria Dunn, and Terry Tufts will bring us together in song. The Hootenanny is hosted by the Spirit of Rasputin’s Arts Society and is sponsored by CUPE and PSAC National Capital Region. All funds raised once the artists and expenses are paid will go to Spirit of Rasputin’s programming throughout the year.
Gil’s Hootenanny will take place on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30pm at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue.
Come sing with us and bring your friends.
Tickets are $10 each (kids 16 and under are free) and are available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre or on-line at http://rasputins.ca/events/gils-hootenanny/.