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Guelph Politico is locally sourced and dedicated to covering the political and cultural scene in the City of Guelph. Est. 2008.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Music for the Cause

This was interesting event that came across my (virtual) desk in the last couple of days. A special fundraiser is taking place next Sunday at the Albion, part of a five-city tour called "The Red Shoes Tour." The point is to raise funds and awareness around issues involving violence against women.

The tour is the inspiration of Lynzie Kent, a former Guelphite and former lead singer of the Juno-nominated band God Made Me Funky. The name of the tour comes from her new single also called "Red Shoes." "The single is about women that have struggled with abuse and are now on the road to gaining self- esteem and finding inner strength and confidence," says the press release.

The Guelph show will feature performances by Natasha Pasternak, Ambre McLean and Danielle Todd with Kent headlining. All proceeds will go to Guelph Women in Crisis which works towards ending violence against women and children in all forms: physical, sexual, emotional and verbal.

The show is Sunday May 24th at 7 pm at the Albion Hotel.

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