September 12, 2020 - ONLINE/VIRTUAL
Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
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Emcee - Jon Ljungberg
Jon Ljungberg will be hosting our 2020 event, taking you through two hours of entertainment and people speaking about their recoveries from addiction.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Winnipeggers know Jon as the host of Breakfast Television (formerly The Big Breakfast), on Citytv Winnipeg. Jon is an accomplished comedian and illustrator.
Headliner - Tom Jackson
Tom Jackson is going to rock the house with a few songs, as well as talk about addiction and recovery.
Most of us know Tom from the annual series of Christmas concerts called the Huron Carole, which he created and performed for 18 years. Apart from being the Chancellor of Trent University, Tom also acted in Shining Time Station and North of 60.
Music by Local Artists
The Keen and The Kind is the passion project of indigenous singer/songwriter Violet Vopni and jazz guitarist Clinton Giesbrecht. They’re easy going folks with music that sparks emotions in their listeners. Their songs range from upbeat pop to groovy smooth jazz to thought provoking folk. Each song tells a different story and draws fans in to listen. They advocate for those affected by mental health and addictions. Their song “Unacknowledged” shares Violet’s personal recollection growing up with a mother suffering from mental illness. Inspirations include Ray Lamontagne, Ani DiFranco, Adele, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark Knopfler and many others. Their song “How Many Times” has been featured on CBC’s Up To Speed, the Indigenous Music Countdown and Manitoba Music’s Song of the Week. Their first album “Unacknowledged” was released on March 5, 2020.
Donate to Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020
We need your help. With everything going on (or…not going on) due to the pandemic, sponsorship support is much harder to come by. We’re looking to keep the momentum going from 2019 with an online event this year, but we need a few dollars to pay for speakers, entertainment, equipment, and technical support. Now more than ever, those suffering from addiction and mental health issues, and their families, need support and resources. We all need to spread awareness and end the stigma.
We’re humbly asking for your support, Winnipeg. If you have a few extra dollars, please consider supporting Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020.
Thank you kindly!