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Dec 05, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Celebrate the season with music in your own backyard

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East York Mirror

Steven Page and Toronto’s own internationally renowned children’s entertainers Sharon and Lois will be among the musicians who will help Riverdale Share celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall.

Also on hand will be African a cappella ensemble Soul Influence, Fergus Hambleton and Tim Bovaconti of reggae group The Sattalites, Canadian country legend Russell deCarle from Prairie Oyster, Robert Priest, Suzie Vinnick, Debbie Fleming, Mia Sheard, Michael Brennan and the Eastminster choir.

A special guest will be the founder of Riverdale Share Bill Usher who is travelling back from British Columbia to perform. He’s a three-time Juno award winner and a Danforth Tech grad.

Former Barenaked Ladies star Page, a longtime supporter of the charity concert, will perform with the Centre of Gravity Circus.

Tickets for the show are $20 and they are available until the end of Saturday, Dec. 8, at three Danforth locations – The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Ave.; It’s My Party, 423 Danforth Ave.; and Treasure Island Toys, 581 Danforth Ave.

On Sunday, they’re available at the Big Carrot until noon, after which any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door.

They’re also available online through Ticketmaster or at 1-855-985-500.

Audience members are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation to the show.

Over the past two decades, the Riverdale Share community concert has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and truckloads of food for families in crisis in the Riverdale community.

FRIDAY NIGHT CAROL SING

Riverdale Share will get residents into the holiday mood with its traditional old-fashioned carol sing-along hosted by Riverdale Share Community Association at Second Cup (355 Danforth Ave.) on Friday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Second Cup will be donating $1 from every beverage sold Friday to the Riverdale Share Community Association for local families in need.

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