- Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 7pm
- Tom Jackson
- Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
- 205 - 20th Street, Brandon, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
Master storyteller and musician Tom Jackson weaves a mythical, multi-media and musical journey of all things Canadian and all things Christmas. It's a collection of stories and songs that Tom has personally gathered over a half century of travel from sea to sea to sea.
A series of "firsts" and "favourites" and "rituals" captured in a blend of theatre, a dash of humour and visual images meant to evoke our own memories. And with Tom's usual flair around Christmas, expect the historical (The Huron Carole) and the new (Angels who sang a baby to sleep 2017 years ago). Celebrate all things Canada - 150 years strong - with stories still unfolding.
The Counselling Centre is privileged to welcome back Order of Canada recipient, singer, actor, writer and humanitarian, Tom Jackson, to the stage of the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. Dubbed "minstrel with a message," Tom's 40+ years of song writing has become his vehicle for social change. At the 2007 Juno Awards, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presented Tom with the Humanitarian Award in recognition of his positive contributions to the social landscape of Canada. Known for spearheading The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series for 29 years, Tom is now celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary with a new Christmas production. As well, we are delighted to welcome a number of outstanding local performers to the stage, including the Brandon University Conservatory Choir, who will open a magical evening of entertainment.
All proceeds raised at this event will benefit the Counselling Centre's subsidized counselling program, which provides professional counselling to all requesting service, regardless of their ability to pay a standard fee. During our last fiscal year, over $75,000 worth of subsidy allowed over 1000 individuals, couples and families - children, youth, adults and seniors - to access the assistance they needed to work toward emotional well-being. It is the role of the Centre to change lives for the better; even save the lives of those in despair. We encourage all concert goers to bring non-perishable food donation for the Brandon University Students Foodbank. Both students and their young families benefit from hampers provided by the foodbank and there is a constant need.
This is how we change the world!
Tickets available at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Box Office, or by calling 204-728-9510