The Huron Carole is recognized as Canadian’s first and only real Christmas carol. Incorporating a haunting melody of a sixteenth century French folk song and text written by Saint John de Brébeuf, a missionary to the Huron people, it has been a part of Canadian history since 1643.
It also happens to be my very favourite Christmas carol, and so I was thrilled when I heard that The Huron Carole starring Tom Jackson, a musical event supporting feeding Canada’s hungry, was coming to Regina and Saskatoon this year! The show will be in Saskatoon on December 7, 2012 at the Prairieland Park and in the Queen City on December 9, 2012 at the Connexus Arts Centre and with special guests Sarah Slean, Matt Dusk and Susan Aglukark, it is one of the must-see shows of the holidays!
If you live in or around the Regina area and you’d like to check out the show, you’re in luck! One lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader is going to be receiving a pair of tickets to the December 9, 2012 show at the Connexus Arts Centre and an autographed Tom Jackson CD! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment with the name of your favourite Christmas carol.
This is a very special event in my eyes, not just because it features music that I absolutely love but also because its proceeds go towards Canadian Food Banks, a cause I support passionately. Tom Jackson’s mission to raise funds and awareness for Canada’s needy families is something that is so important. So check out The Huron Carole tour dates, see if there’s a performance in your area and join in to help end hunger in Canada while enjoying a night of fabulous festive music!
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