SNAP Bloor West, July 2011
Members of the community were recently offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a special gospel workshop at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church and then sing in a live concert with none other than Canadian roots music legend Ken Whiteley. Ken’s musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music – a career which has seen him win several awards and Juno nominations. The turnout for the workshop was larger than expected so organizers were thrilled with the day which worked on participant’s vocal skills and harmonization. The day ended with the group performing with Ken on-stage for a very successful concert at EHP United Church. What a day for all involved! All proceeds from the event went to support EHP’s ongoing outreach programs which help the poor and marginalized in Parkdale.