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Fundraiser for the Actors’ Fund of Canada
June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
SUMMER SOLSTICE SERIES – Part 1
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.
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
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.