“I’m looking forward to finding out how everybody’s been, what they’ve been doing and what’s new in Vankleek Hill,” said an enthusiastic Wayne Rostad from his coastal getaway home in Nova Scotia.
Indeed, the Ottawa native son seems to be looking forward to July 7th Food Bank Jamboree just as much as anyone.
“I’ve been playing in Vankleek Hill for years! I’ve played the fair two or three times and was always blessed with an audience with a great sense of humour; a combination of rural audience with a very hip culture. I heard it’s still like that, so it seems they found a formula that makes the town and community work. It’s fun!”
Those present at the Jamboree are definitely in for a treat, since Rostad is a performer who believes that entertainment is a two-way street. Anyone wishing to see a great show need only bring their positive energy!
“There’s a down-to-earth feel to those concerts. They’re up close. It’s a real musical communion! I’ll be sharing humour, experiences and the audience will get to sing songs with me. The importance in my entertainment life has always been to have a communion with my audience.”
The seventh edition of the fundraiser Jamboree for the Vankleek Hill Food Bank is taking place on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 2pm to 11pm.
For information about sponsorship, volunteering or for any questions, contact volunteers Richard Charest (613 678 2947) or Louise Sproule (613-678-5466) or Mike St. Denis (613-678-2122).
Advance tickets for the event are $12 per person and are on sale at The Review, The Windsor Tavern and at Depanneur Lalande in Vankleek Hill. Tickets at the door will cost $15 per person. To see the full entertainment line-up, including the Alleykatts, 50 Proof, the Stray Dogs and the Country Boyz, find the event on Facebook.
While you are here, we have a small ask.
More people are reading The Review than ever before — across our many platforms. So far, we have not put up a paywall to limit the stories you can read. We want to keep you in the news loop. But advertising revenues are increasingly going to the big two: you know who they are. If you value The Review’s independent, local community journalism, or you value the many ways we support dozens of community organizations in their endeavours, consider supporting our work. It takes time, effort and professional smarts to stay on top of community news and present well-researched, objective news articles on issues which matter to you.
If you read stories on this website, or you have come here from an Instant Article post on Facebook, think about subscribing. It would be a vote of confidence for the work that we do, and for the future well-being of your community.