Upcoming Events – Don’t Miss Out

The Four Men Concert – June 3, 2017

Mark June 3rd, 2 pm – 4:30 pm on your calendar for an inspiring concert by The Four Men. Join us in the beautiful Richmond Hill United Church,  10201 Yonge St.  Gran Aurora is partnering with the Richmond Hill Grans, Hands and Hearts for Africa to bring you this exciting event. Profits are shared between the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmother Campaign and the United Church Mission and Service Fund.

The Four Men are an ensemble made up of United Church members, two tenors and two baritones. Their repertoire includes classical, pop, Maritime toe-tappers, oldies and goldies from the 50’s and 60’s, as well as beloved spirituals. For more information about The Four Men, see http://thefourmen.org/about-2/

Come and enjoy a lively afternoon of listening pleasure. Doors will open at 1:30 for an opportunity to shop local crafts and baked goods handmade by Richmond Hearts and Hands for Africa and GranAurora members. Refreshments will be served during a half hour intermission. You will also have the opportunity to purchase The Four Men CD, Inspired.

Tickets: $20.00

Seniors and Children $15.00

To order, contact: Deb Fratin at the Richmond Hill United Church (905)884-1301

or Sharon at   swill4114@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ted Barris: The Great Escape: A Canadian Story November 7, 2017

Then, as if this were not enough, join us from 7 pm – 9 pm on November 7, at the Aurora Cultural Center, 22 Church St., Aurora next to the Library to hear Ted Barris tell the true story of The Great Escape.

Ted Barris is a journalist, broadcaster, and author of an amazing array of books about Canadian History. In 2014, he received the Libris Award for his book, The Great Escape, a Canadian Story. In the same year he was also awarded the Certificate of Honour by the Stalag Luft lll Prisoners of War Association in the United States, thus being recognized in the States for his writing. His book, Juno, Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944. The invasion of Nazi territory was a “coming of age”, an extraordinary moment of courage and sacrifice.

The doors will open at 6:30 for a craft and baked good sale. Refreshments will be served at this time. The Blue Heron Bookstore team will have books for you to peruse and purchase.

For more information about Ted Barris, please see: http://tedbarris.com/2004/01/24/juno/

And for a sneak preview listen to Ted Barris speaking to students about why it is important for young people to reflect on war and Veterans, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUJJJq2kQ6Y

Ticket information is forthcoming. Watch for posters in your local Libraries (Aurora, Richmond Hill, Newmarket).

We hope you will join us to hear what really happened during the Great Escape.


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