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Singing Soldiers to perform Nov. 8

Singing duo The Singing Soldiers will be performing at the Stephen Leacock Theatre in Georgina, Ontario, on Nov. 8, 2019.

Event co-ordinator Forrest Jones is the brainchild behind the event and is funding it himself.

“My goal was to bring a unique event to the area,” says Jones. “The venue is the Stephen Leacock Theatre in Georgina, Ontario, an amazing theatre that’s been around for 80 years. The event is three days before Remembrance Day, so the timing should resonate with people.”

The Singing Soldiers began in 2018 and consist of Chris Earl and Graham Trude. 

Trude is an Afghanistan Veteran, now serving as a First Responder and is an award-winning songwriter and Nashville recording artist. 

Earl is currently a CAF member, a veteran to the music industry, a Nashville recording artist, and a chorus entertainment rising star winner. Their songs feature a positive message with a focus on healing from operational stress injuries. 

 The Singing Soldiers’ performance will be raising money Wounded Warriors Canada and the local Georgina Military Museum

 Wounded Warriors Canada’s mission is to honour and support Canada’s ill and injured CAF members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. The charitable organization focuses on mental health. Their guiding ethos is Honour the Fallen, Help the Living.

The local Georgina Military Museum is a non-profit, community-based organization featuring a multi-dimensional presentation of the involvement of Canadians in wartime conflicts. 

The GMM strives to present the struggles of war from all sides, educating the community as to the tragedy of war and the necessity of making every effort to prevent armed conflict.

Matt Morson from King City, who sings country with a rock and roll edge, will open the show at 7 p.m., and The Singing Soldiers will be on at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Jones is also looking to have local leaders attend and wants military members to come in uniform. 

Jones is hoping to sell out all 295 tickets. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Stephen Leacock Theatre at 905-476-0193.

To learn more about the Singing Soldiers visit their website here.

 With files from Paige Leclair.

 

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Tonya De Agostinis

From Montreal, Tonya joined the military community late in life when her husband joined the forces after a public service career. Now in Kingston, she is navigating the trials and blessings that come from having her own career, raising children, and being the partner of someone on a high readiness unit and the DART.

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