Women’s Music Weekend with Katherine Wheatley, Linda McLean & Jane Lewis May 29-31, 2015


Women's Music Weekend

Canadian singer-songwriters Katherine Wheatley, Linda McLean and Jane Lewis are the resourceful women’s trio who will stretch and challenge you through an unforgettable Women’s Music Weekend (May 29-31, 2015), hand-crafted to deliver a rewarding, enlightening, and fun-filled experience. You’ll leave nurtured, inspired, and with a song in your heart!

Experience the joy and the power of making music with other women. Create, share, enjoy, listen, learn, stretch, play, harmonize, heal, sing. Sing your heart out. All weekend long.

Choose from workshops that include vocal play, creative mining, song writing, jamming, restorative yoga, vocal and performance techniques. Join the weekend chorus, play in a pick-up band or write your own song.

Katherine, Linda & Jane are going to keep the focus on morning yoga and group singing, and open up Saturday afternoon to a series of optional workshops on a range of topics, such as Freeing Your Natural Voice, How to Sing Harmony, Girl Jam, Creative Lyric Writing… Join the weekend chorus or put together your first rock band. They’ll have a Friday night concert & singalong, a Saturday night “open mic,” and a Sunday concert by participants. You’ll have lots of opportunity to make music, explore, and connect.

The weekend is designed to help you explore your musical side within a supportive atmosphere. If you need to unlock your voice, Linda’s heartDSC_1360 opening yoga sessions can help dissolve the blocks to your singing. Her workshops focus on connecting your creative voice to what is in you, and around you. If you’re tentative about making music, Jane is your guide. She has years of experience helping people find the place inside themselves where they can find great joy in music. If you’re up for a good challenge, count on Katherine to pinpoint the part of your music-making that could use a little shake-up. Whatever stage you’re at, Women’s Music Weekend will inspire and ignite your musical passion.

Join them in May for another dynamic weekend of inspiration, creativity, empowerment and community!

Their May 2015 retreat will be held at the Ignatius Retreat Centre, located in the beautiful countryside 2 km north of Guelph, ON. The Centre is the perfect setting for Women’s Music Weekend, known to be a place of beauty and sustenance, ‘where nature gives strength to mind, body and soul.’ The estate is home to the internationally acclaimed Loyola House, and surrounded by the Ignatius Farm, 650 acres of hiking trails, ponds and streams, fields and forests. Loyola House is spacious and comfortable with private bedrooms and spacious meeting rooms. The kitchen serves fabulous organic food, most of which is grown on the property, and alongside delicious meals, the kitchen is always open for snacks and refreshments.

The fee per person includes all workshops plus accommodation (private bedroom), meals from Friday night to Sunday lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the weekend, and full access to Ignatius Centre grounds.

Fees & Registration for May 29-31, 2015

Early bird fee: $475/pp before February 14, 2015
Regular fee: $525

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Jane Lewis, Linda McLean & Katherine Wheatley

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Paint The Town PINK! For The Cure, Sat. Apr. 2nd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Gananoque “Paints the Town PINK” for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

Gananoque, Ontario, March 15, 2011 – Organizers and musicians are gearing up to Paint the Town of Gananoque PINK! on Saturday, April 2nd. Jeff Girling, owner of the Stonewater Pub, hosted the first incarnation of the fundraiser in 2010, and it was such a rousing success, he decided that this year they would expand the event to include neighboring venues: Muskie Jakes (Gananoque Inn) and the Firehall Theatre at the 1000 Islands Playhouse.

“Paint the Town PINK! 2011” includes an expanded line-up of exceptional female singer-songwriters who are generously donating their time and talents to the cause. The afternoon will kick-off at noon with an open jam at the Stonewater Pub, led by Jenica Rayne and Lynne Hanson. Local musicians will perform at the Stonewater and Muskie Jakes through the afternoon. The festivities will then shift to the Firehall Theatre, where artists Katherine Wheatley, Jeanine Noyes, Glenna Green and Laura Bird will be performing in a Songwriters’ Circle. They will be followed by Juno-Nominated artist Roxanne Potvin from Montreal. Potvin has just completed her latest album “Play” which is scheduled for release in April.

Organizers are also pleased to have the ever-popular Georgette Fry and her acclaimed choir Shout Sister appearing later in the evening. The day will wrap up with the “Ultimate Girl Group” party made up of the women artists from throughout the day, performing songs from some of their favourite female singers and songwriters, all on-stage with the house band.

Wristbands are $5.00/ea and will be available in advance from March 24 – April 2 at the Stonewater Pub and The Gananoque Inn. On the day of the event, wristbands can also be purchased at the Firehall Theatre. There will also be a silent auction and draws for prizes.

Last year’s fundraiser, a special women-only acoustic open mic event called “Toast and Jam” hosted by the Stonewater pub, raised over $3000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region. This year, event organizers have increased their goal to $5000. The money raised by this year’s “Paint the Town PINK!” event will fund breast cancer research and community health initiatives in Ontario.

About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

As the leading national Volunteer-based organization dedicated to a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. For more information about the Foundation’s work in Ontario, visit www.cbcf.org/ontario.

About “About Paint the Town PINK!”

“Paint the Town PINK!” is an annual event that brings together musicians and residents of Gananoque, Ontario and the surrounding areas to come out and have fun while showing their support for breast cancer research. All proceeds from this event are being donated directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Girling, Event Chair
613-382-2542 or kgirling@cogeco.ca

Vanessa Burnett, Assistant Coordinator, Media Relations
613-583-2065 or kevinhead_bookings@bell.net

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:

Stonewater Pub & Irish Eatery, 490 Stone Street South at Water Street, Gananoque
Noon – 2:00 pm Women-Only Open Mic hosted by Jenica Rayne
2:15 – 2:45 pm Troubadour
3:00 – 3:45 pm Sheila Burtch
4:00 – 4:45 pm Anna Robertson
5:00 – 5:45 pm Jenica Rayne and Lynne Hanson
8:00 – 11:00 pm Troubadour

Muskie Jakes@The Gananoque Inn, 550 Stone Street South, Gananoque
Noon – 12:45 pm Billissimo
1:00 – 1:45 pm Di and the D-Tones
2:00 – 2:45 pm Erica Bradley
3:00 – 3:45 pm Michelle Girouard
4:00 – 4:45 pm Michelle Kaz

Firehall Theatre, 1000 Islands Playhouse, 185 South Street, Gananoque
5:00 – 7:00 pm Songwriter’s Circle featuring Katherine Wheatley, Jeanine Noyes, Glenna Green and Laura Bird
7:00 – 8:00 pm Special Guest Artist: Roxanne Potvin
8:00 – 9:00 pm Georgette Fry and Shout Sister
9:00 – 11:00 pm “Ultimate Girl Band!!”

Some Artist Merch will be available – Cash Sales only