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Fundraiser for the Actors’ Fund of Canada

June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Livestreamed: Wednesday June 16 – 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern

STEP 1: Donate to the Actors’ Fund of Canada: https://afchelps.ca/collingwood/

STEP 2: Click on the player below to watch the archival video (without live Q&A).

Celebrating the Life & Work of Robert Burns

Rabbie Burns Fans! Grab some haggis, whiskey and join us on a fascinating journey that shines a modern light on Scotland’s national poet.

Join our Artistic Director on Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm for a fundraiser to support the Actors’ Fund of Canada, featuring one of Canada’s foremost stage actors – R.H. Thomson. His impressive career spans over 50 years, to which he has received numerous awards and nominations, including Gemini & Genie awards, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and most recently the Canadian Screen Award, for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.

In this 1-hour virtual event, we’ll be celebrating the poetry of Robert Burns, narrated by R.H. Thomson with Daniel Vnukowski on the piano. Musical excerpts by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Malcolm Arnold and Led Zeppelin. We explore aspects of Burns’ life & work in four chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Poetry & The Love of Language
  • Chapter 2: Independence & the Rights of Women
  • Chapter 3: The Romantic Man
  • Chapter 4: The People’s Poet

About the AFC

100% of the funds generated from this event will go toward helping Canadian actors and entertainers.

The AFC (formerly the Actors’ Fund of Canada) is a national charity with a mission to help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity, and ability to work. They provide compassionate support to everyone working in theatre, film/TV, dance, music, live performance, and more. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of industry members have turned to The AFC for help to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. During this challenging time, The AFC has responded to the need in the community with $1.4 million (and counting) in emergency financial aid and other vital supports. Learn about The AFC’s programs and services at www.afchelps.ca.


June 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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