|Canadian Recording Artist Heather
Dale Stops In Sudbury For Concert On November 22
Dale is a Canadian recording artist with Celtic roots, currently on tour
to support her Christmas album "This Endris Night".
This CD takes a joyful, thoughtful look at traditional holiday songs from
the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Heather’s voice is clearly
influenced by Celtic traditions, along with jazz and folk, and her music
is reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt and Steeleye Span. Heather
regularly tours in North America and Europe. "Heather Dale
soars... an unabashed and uninhibited romantic who has found her voice and
her musical wings” (Toronto Star).
Heather Dale will be presenting a series of special holiday concerts this
November and December, with performances in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New
Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This special 18-date tour will
showcase Celtic-flavoured interpretations of traditional Christmas carols,
along with a selection of original songs from Heather’s six recordings.
The concerts are family-friendly, with a good mix of upbeat and softer
material. “We have so much fun at these shows, since it’s such a
joyful time of year,” says Heather. “But I also like to focus on
the simplicity and beauty of the original Christmas story, as it was told
before the Big Box Stores took over the season.”
Each concert features over a dozen instruments, all played by Heather
Dale and Ben Deschamps. Along with double bass, guitar and
piano, Heather and Ben bring out a whole host of smaller folk instruments
during their sets: mountain dulcimer, Irish flute, violin, bodhran drum,
tin whistles... often played in unusual ways. They also offer
surprisingly contemporary twists on old favourites, whether it’s putting
a 14th century carol into New Orleans ragtime, or evoking a swirling
snowscape with double bass and tiny bells. An evening of enchantment
and delight -- great for all ages!
SELECTED TOUR DATES:
Thu Nov 15 Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (Thunder Bay,
Fri Nov 16 The Bhigg House concert series (Winnipeg, MB)
Sat Nov 17 The Bhigg House concert series (Winnipeg, MB)
Wed Nov 21 Loplops Lounge & Gallery (Sault Ste
Thu Nov 22 Church of the Epiphany
Fri Nov 23 Orillia Folk Club (Orillia, ON)
Sat Nov 24 Moonshine Cafe (Oakville, ON)
Sun Nov 25 The Rhino Craft & Music Fair (Toronto,
Tue Nov 27 Grace Presbyterian Church (Scarborough, ON)
Wed Nov 28 Princess Margaret Hospital - Music in the
Atrium concert series (Toronto, ON)
Fri Nov 30 Old Town Hall concert series (Waterford, ON)
Sat Dec 1 Waterloo Community Arts Centre (Waterloo, ON)
Fri Dec 7 CFMU concert series - opening for David
Francey (Hamilton, ON)
Sat Dec 8 Yellow Door Coffee House (Montreal, QC)
Sun Dec 9 Glebe St. James Church concert series
Wed Dec 12 All Saints Anglican Church (St. Andrews, NB)
Thu Dec 13 The Blue Olive (Saint John, NB)
Fri Dec 14 St. John's United Church (Halifax, NS)
Tue Dec 18 Charlotte Street Arts Centre (Fredericton,
|An Exciting Life
As An International Model Could Be In Store For Valley East's Erin
|Fifteen year old Erin Malinski (this article was written in
September 2007) is shown reading over the program just prior to taking
part in the First Annual Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre Fall Fashion Show
on September 9, 2007. For Erin, shown below as the lead model, must
minutes from opening the show, every opportunity to get experience in
front of audiences is an important step in her career development program.
Erin, who attends Grade 10 at College Notre Dame in Sudbury, seems to
have been born to be a model. In fact, during a recent interview, Erin
herself feels that while most successful models can be coached and trained
to refine their talents, "You must have a certain kind of personality
to be a high level model. It must be present in everything you do. When
people look at you they should see you as a "model" just by the
way you act and carry yourself, and I don't mean that in a negative way. I
mean that you can just tell someone has what it takes to be a model."
Erin's father, Ed, a retired school teacher agrees, "I think I
knew there was something special about Erin right from the day she was
born. Even before she began school she was always trying on clothes and
always extremely particular about the way she looked. She was our only
daughter, so naturally my wife and I dressed her in the finest outfits and
enjoyed seeing her in pretty clothes, but she just took to it naturally.
She has been interested in her appearance and in clothes all along, and I
can say as a proud father that she has done all of this while remaining
very down to earth and being just a plain ordinary good person. But there
is something special about her and I can say that I think she was born
with this gift."
|Erin's life as a potential career model moved to a higher
level this year while attending the Canadian Modeling Talent Convention.
She displayed her talents with 500 other aspiring teen models and was
selected (equivalent to the drafting process in hockey) by seven different
agencies from Toronto, New York, Taiwan, Paris, London and Los Angeles.
These agencies will be watching Erin's development over the next few years
until she turns 18 and is eligible to sign a professional modeling
contract. She is now in the hands of Mrs. Florence Gauvreau who will
continue grooming her for a possible career.
For Erin, it will mean a steady stream of events such as the one at the
Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre where she will get as much exposure as
possible and sharpen her presentation skills on stage. These practices
will give her the experiences she needs in order to mature into a
profession which is extremely demanding and short-lived.
"I know it is going to be a tough career," explained Erin.
"It is very competitive among the top models in the world and you
have to be at the top of your game to be successful. I also know that my
career won't last forever on stage, but after you are finished with the
"runway" part of your career you can still continue as a model
in advertising for catalogues and magazines. I also want to finish my
degree in psychology and perhaps open a practice helping young models cope
with the emotional side of the business. I have thought about staying in
business as an agent as well."
For now, Erin will continue to be a normal 15 year old who is heading
towards a career she loves. She will take advantage of every opportunity
to get in front of people in order to experience every type of situation
and every kind of condition. All of it will serve its purpose in
developing the "entire package". Her outgoing personality; her
ability to take criticism; her ongoing concern about her appearance; and
her unwavering morals and personal standards should take her a long way to
a contract when she turns 18.
Ouellette Begins The Most Important Race of His Life
|Eric Ouellette's career goal is to become a physiotherapist
when he finally finishes his formal education. He plans on beginning his
undergraduate degree in Kineisiology at Lake Superior State University in
the spring as part of the Lake Superior State University varsity track and
cross country teams on a full-scholarship valued at $60,000 over four
years, but one little thing stands in his way - the SAT entrance test that
must be passed before he is accepted into the university.
In the photo above, Eric is shown going over some of the practice tests
in preparation for writing the test in November 2007. He plans on getting
some assistance from David DiCarlantonio, a Personal Tutor through The
Greater Sudbury Learning Clinic. David and Eric will be spending about
four hours a week studying for the test.
|Eric is one of the top mid-distance runners for his age in
the country. While attending College Notre Dame in Sudbury, Eric made a
name for himself in the 400 and 800 metre races, clearly establishing
himself as a National Level runner in the top eight in Canada. He was a
member of Team Ontario during the summer of 2007, competing in the Eastern
Canadian ESPOIR Meet in St. John/s Newfoundland where he came home with a
gold medal in the 4 x 400 relay and 4th place finishes in each of the 400
and 800 m races.
Eric started out his athletic career as a mediocre runner in the 100
and 200 metre sprints. In Grade 8 he moved to the 400 and 800 metre
distances and instantly loved it. He has played hockey while at College
Notre Dame, but his true love is running. He has developed his skills
under the watchful eyes of his personal coach Darren Jermyn as well as
other local coaches in town, such as Dick Moss from Laurentian
"I like doing things myself and when you are running you are all
alone," explained Eric. "You have to push yourself and train
hard because when the race begins you can't depend on your teammates. It
is you against the clock and against other runners."
The head coach of the track team at Lake Superior State University,
Steve Ellis, is a former resident of Sudbury so he pays particular
attention to local athletes. He liked what he saw in Eric and hence
offered the full scholarship to become a member of the team.
Once he passes the SAT test, Eric will head to the university to begin
training for the spring season. If you compare hockey to -the world of
running, Eric is considered somewhere between the OHL and N.H.L.. He will
therefore spend the next four years developing his skills and competing
with some of the top runners on the continent with the dream of one day
earning a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team.
We all wish Eric the best of luck as he begins the most important race
of his life.
Sudbury Public Library Offers A Teen Advisory Group to Local
The Greater Sudbury Public Library is looking for teens in grades 7 to
What do they do...
- Meet monthly
- Suggest items for the library to buy
- Plan and promote teen library programs
- Discuss teen trends and school events
- Talk about favourite books, movies, music, computer games, magazines...
Reasons to consider joining...
1. Look good on college resume
2. Earn Community Service hours
4. Meet new friends
5. There’s always food at meetings
6. It’s fun!
You have the choice of two groups:
East Public Library
Main Public Library
Elmview Drive, Hanmer
74 MacKenzie Street, Sudbury
Wednesday of the month
last Wednesday of the month
- 5:00 p.m.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
If you are interested, please contact Ginette Mallette at 673-1155,
New members are always welcome. TAG - Now you’re it!
For more information, please contact:
Ginette Mallette, Children and Teens Programmer
Greater Sudbury Public Library, 673-1155, extension 205
|Grade 11 Students Adam Leger and
Erica Richard Begin Term as Co-Prime Ministers of the Confederation
Secondary School Parliament
|While acknowledging that it is unusual for
Grade 11 students to be appointed to the position of Prime Minister of the
Confederation Secondary School Student Parliament, both Adam Leger and
Erica Richard are confident that as Co-Prime Ministers they will be able
to combine their resources and talents to provide effective leadership to
the student body this year.
The main goals of the Parliament this year are to improve the overall
level of school spirit in all areas and help get the school more involved
in the community of Valley East. They both agree that secondary school
students must improve the public image of youth in general and this can be
done by getting involved in more positive activities outside of the
boundaries of the school. They also hope to revive the popular school
dances and bring back a winter carnival in January or February.
Both Adam and Erica are graduates of Valley View Public School and are
continuing their French Immersion program in high school. Adam hopes one
day to be a teacher, although he is entertaining some thoughts about
getting into politics. Erica plans on pursuing a career in journalism or
|It's Official - Evolutionary Holds
The Guinness World Record For The Deepest Underground Concert
|Mayor John Rodriguez was on hand to present the
plaque confirming that Confederation Secondary School's Evolutionary Band
has been recognized as World Record Holders for their underground concert
performed at Copper Cliff's North Mine on April 27, 2007. Accepting the
plaque on behalf of the band was music director Norm McIntosh as many
members of the band looked on from the seats in the school amphitheatre.
|Referring to the moment as a "significant
moment in the life of each and every student", Norm McIntosh held up
a certificate that was about to be presented to the band members from
Shelley Martel's office, and make it very clear that, "I want you to
put this certificate in a glass frame and hang it on your bedroom wall.
This is something that no one can ever take away from you. You have
accomplished something that very few people living on this earth will ever
achieve. But there are two other certificates that you must add to the
collection. The first is your high school diploma and the second is your
university or college diploma. No one can take those away from you
The formal certificate, shown above, states:
The deepest concert underground was at
742 m (2,434.4 feet) below sea level at 3,400 Level of CVRD Inco's Copper
Cliff North Mine, Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada and was performed by
Evolutionary Band (Canada) on 27 April 2007.
"We commend Evolutionary for, once again, putting Greater Sudbury
on the map," said Rainbow District School Board Chair Dena Morrison.
"Having an official world record to their credit is an outstanding
achievement. We thank our partners at CVRD Inco for giving our students
the opportunity of a lifetime."
The world record concert was broadcast live from coast to coast on
CTV's Canada AM. In a recent email message to the school, host Jeff
Hutcheson said, "I just wanted to say congratulations from all of us
here at Canada AM, and thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of this
wonderful accomplishment. It was a broadcast I'll never forget, punctuated
by the enthusiasm, dedication and talent of all of those connected with
the band program at Confederation Secondary School."
|Members of the band can be seen seated in the
section of the amphitheatre behind Principal, Mike Mirka, fifth from the
left in the front row. The amphitheatre was filled with proud parents and
grandparents, brothers and sisters who attended the special press
conference to announce the official recognition of the world record. The
students spent almost 15 hours underground setting up and playing their
hour-long set to establish the record.
Also in attendance, shown 2nd and 3rd from the left, were the producers
of a special 70-minute "rock-umentary" on Evolutionary which was
to be featured during this year's Cinefest Sudbury International Film
Festival. Gregory Tremblay and Woody Hackett own M-Potent Productions and
Seat of the Pants Productions of Sudbury. The two local filmmakers spent a
year filming performances and behind the scenes activities of the band
members in putting together the documentary.
For Norm McIntosh, winner of the inaugural Music Teacher of the Year
Award sponsored by the Rolling Stones, this was one of the proudest
moments he has ever had in his career, "It's an honour for me to be
in the presence of a world record holder. Thank you for believing in me
and for coming with me that day."