On September 21, a day we’ll all remember as a devastating storm ripped through our region. Multiple tornadoes causing significant damage to houses and local hydro grids touched down in the Ottawa/Gatineau area.
Many were left without power, more than 170,000 households were affected. Homes were lost, food was spoiled, and communities were forever changed. Many of the region’s leading organizations have responded, forming After the Storm, an important partnership where all members are committed to coming together and planning for recovery.
The mission of the group, which now includes our local music industry, is to collaborate to raise, invest and deploy resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact.
In response to the devastation and ongoing need for help, CUPE 503, in partnership with Ottawa’s music industry, are proud to announce the After The Storm: Tornado Relief Concert featuring The Jim Cuddy Band and an all-star lineup including Matt Mays, Sarah Harmer, Kellylee Evans, Le Groupe Swing, Jim Bryson, Rebecca Noelle, Kira Isabella, Craig Cardiff and Jeremy Fisher with more names being added daily.
This Free concert will raise much needed money for victims of the September tornadoes and the long-term recovery effort required.
The concert will be held at The Arena at TD Place on Saturday November 10th from 6 to 11pm with doors opening at 5:30pm.
During the concert, attendees will be asked to donate to United Way’s work and support those hardest hit by the storm and tornadoes in the region, everyone is welcome to attend.
Source and Photo Credit: Press Release