At Home and Singing Together: Perfect!

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I am still thinking about the amazing night of talent, camaraderie and connections we experienced on October 23rd during “North Burlington’s Got Talent”. It felt like an important night of being together as a community.

We raised $1,308 for the Burlington Flood Relief Campaign. We were thrilled to bring people together to help our neighbours. The cold is here and some are still without furnaces; so much more is still needed.

The evening was full of laughter, neighbourhood hospitality, shinning stars, new friendships, partnership, community building, and wonderful entertainment. The performers, our wonderful master of ceremony, Stephanie Bye and the audience each played special roles making the evening special. The MM Robinson Improv Team chose a theme through which to share their zany stream of consciousness with us, and it was co-operation!  A perfect theme as we co-operated to create something wonderful together. Steve Wood wrapped up the talent show with a performance of “Give a Little Bit” by Supertramp. The words from the song were also the perfect sentiment for our act of working together to support one another in community.

Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
Give a little bit
I’ll give a little bit of my love to you
There’s so much that we need to share
Send a smile and show you care

I’ll give a little bit
I’ll give a little bit of my love to you
So give a little bit
Give a little bit of your time to me
See the man with the lonely eyes
Take his hand, you’ll be surprised

Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
I’ll give a little bit of my love for you
Now’s the time that we need to share
So find yourself, we’re on our way back home

Going home
Don’t you need to feel at home?
Oh yeah, we gotta sing

While we were planning and putting on the show we were also trying, with other Canadians to digest the callous murder of Corporal Nathan Frank Cirillo at the War Memorial. Backstage, during the show, the cast talked among themselves and suggested that we ask the audience to join them in standing together to sing “Oh Canada” as a final act of solidarity to end the evening. There were tears and goose bumps all round, as the anthem was lifted up with all our voices and it felt good to be at home in our community and sing; together.

The following link takes you to pictures of some of the evening’s special moments.

North Burlington’s Got Talent

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