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Music & Magic at the Marigold! (A CMHA Fundraiser)

An amazing night of sharing stories, music and magic at the Marigold! Every penny raised from the all-volunteer evening went to support the Colchester Mental Health Association. Thanks to a packed house, we were able to raise several thousand dollars in one evening!

Special thanks to guest speaker Mr. Greg Purvis (Director, addictions Canada), Anita Benedict (town crier intro), the wonderful Susan Henderson (CMHA), very talented musicians David Morrison and Shelter, our amazing local MLA Lenore Zann (who bravely shared her own story, as well as MCing and performing live), and The Immortal Mike Robinson (professional cruise ship/corporate entertainer, and in my humble opinion, the greatest ventriloquist of all-time!)

On a personal note, it was a real treat to share the stage with so many stellar talents, all sharing their stories and gifts. Mike Robinson has been a solid friend and mentor for decades, so performing on the same stage as him was a true honour!

Hopefully the evening helps to eliminate the stigma for those dealing with mental health issues, and serves as a reminder that help is available, and their is always hope. No matter what has happened in your life, you can always come back.

On a final note, Mr. Al Rosen, Director of the Marigold (who generously donated the facility) exclaimed to me afterwards: “This was the greatest show in the history of the Marigold!”