London, Ontario February 17, 2019 - - Maples For Vimy, the London-based program that has
planted 500 Canadian maples as Living Memorials of Honour, in northern France, invites the public to attend its Gala Fundraiser, Sunday, March 17, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Cowboy’s Ranch, 60 Wharncliffe Road North.
Admission is $30 (Eventbrite) or $40.00 at the door including superb entertainment, a delicious buffet and displays. Adding to the festivities, there will be a tip o’ the hat to St. Patrick’s Day with Irish dancers, singers and musicians and large TVs will keep an eye on the Junos during their first visit to London.
Among scheduled special guests:
MYLES GOODWYN of April Wine; DALE RUSSEL of The Guess Who; CATHERINE McKINNON, Canadian actress and singer; JOHN ROBERT ROWLANDS, legendary Rock’n’Roll photographer; GRAHAM LEAR of Gino Vanelli,REO Speedwagon, Santana, Paul Anka; GARY MARTIN of the Funk Brothers; JESSE GRANDMONT, acclaimed violinist; LAURA GAGNON, knock-out singer-song writer; the head-turning Dance Band, MISTER E, and more.
Maples For Vimy was founded in 2011, as a new way to honour the Canadian sacrifices of Vimy Ridge, by planting living memorials to honour our Canadian military men and women of the past, present and future. Now recognized by the Canadian and French governments, the cause has been acknowledged and supported internationally, as it continues to raise funds to defray the costs of research, growing, shipping, planting and three-year warranty coverage of these welcome new symbols of Canada’s Remembrance.