Dec 2, 2010
By Ray Yurkowski, EMC
Actor Tom McCamus will be reading The Wind in the Willows at the Warkworth Town Hall, a benefit event in support of The Bridge Hospice.
EMC Lifestyles – Warkworth – Beverly Roy, who has a penchant for presenting fund-raising events extraordinaire, is bringing award-winning Canadian film and theatre actor Tom McCamus to the Town Hall Centre for the Arts for a reading of the children’s literary classic, The Wind in the Willows.
“What better way to bring people of all ages together for enjoyment and a good cause,” says Roy.
“The Wind in the Willows is an amazing story and Tom McCamus has the ability to bring it to life in a venue that will catch the imagination of all ages.
“The idea of having someone read a story that will bring joy and warm thoughts to the audience is a powerful way to add to the community spirit at this festive time of year.”
The hall will be decorated in the theme of the book and McCamus will be on stage in a festive holiday motif promises Roy. Refreshments will be available at the end of the reading.
The event is in support of the first residential hospice in Northumberland County, to be built next year at the corner of Old Hastings Road and County Road 25. The Bridge Hospice will serve the residents of the entire area free of charge. As well, the hospice will be co-operating with the local health care providers to ensure a seamless transition between services. The focus will be on the patient and family and about making a difficult time as comfortable as possible for everyone.
The Wind in the Willows reading will be held on December 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets, adults $10, kids $5, are available at the Eclectic Mix in Warkworth or by calling Bev Roy at 705-924-9232.