Local icons step out of their clothes, comfort zones for Music&Memory

September 8, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Music Theatre’s Calendar Girls 2017 calendar, in support of Dufferin Oaks’ Music&Memory program, will be launched next Thursday, September 15, with a cocktail party.

Beautiful models will be there, along with sponsors and music and theatre enthusiasts to give the calendar a grand “kick off” that will include a presentation about Music&Memory and entertainment by the Orangeville Chorus Sweet Adelines International.

The launch will take place at 7 p.m. in the courtyard on the main floor of Dufferin Oaks, located at 151 Centre St., Shelburne.

As well, Calendar Girls the play, written by Tim Firth, will be performed at the Orangeville Opera House on January 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2017. The play is almost always performed in conjunction with the production of a calendar in support of a local cause. Orangeville Music Theatre, being a music theatre, could not have chosen a better charity than Music&Memory to partner with for this event. Music is one of the last retained memories of those experiencing dementia.

Lucinda Silva, President of OMT, says she is “proud to partner with this worthy local cause.”

Music&Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. Dufferin Oaks is a Music & Memory certified home with a committee of staff developing personalized music play lists on iPods for their residents. The music helps with responsive behaviours, sleep and rest and to provide moments of joy and comfort.

The calendar models are all icons within our community and were very good sports to pose “in the nude” for a great cause. The calendar features one male, Federal Liberal Candidate Ed Crewson; and 11 months of ladies; Lynda Buffett, real estate agent; Donna Henderson, President of the Orangeville Agricultural Society; Sherry Irwin, owner of the Bluebird Café; OMT executive members; Pat Vipond, founding director of the Sweet Adelines; Kerstin Stinson, artist; Gail Campbell, Orangeville Town Councillor; Kay MacGregor, founder of Orangeville Music Theatre; 15 members of Sweet Adelines International; Lynda Clare, artist and Betty McCabe, retired teacher and Community Support Day Program Volunteer.

The calendar will sell for $20 each with profits going to Music&Memory.

To own one of these beautiful calendars visit Enchanting Esthetics, Shelburne; Royal LePage, Shelburne; Clean Slate, Orangeville; The Chocolate Shop, Orangeville; Broadway Farmers Market, Caledon, or The Bartlett Gallery in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, Alton. Calendars will also be available at local fall fairs and craft shows or email: for more information.

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