Brockville – The annual 30 Hour Telethon in support of Palliative Care Services at the Brockville General Hospital is being held this Saturday & Sunday, February 24th & 25th at the Brockville Arts Centre and broadcast live on YourTV, (Cogeco).
The community fundraiser supports the hospice palliative care needs of clients and their families in 23 communities throughout Leeds & Grenville – at home, in Senior Residences, Long Term Care facilities and at the Brockville General Hospital.
The telethon begins at 12noon on Saturday and will feature interviews, information videoas and live entertainment. Kicking off the entertainment on Saturday will be Sue Baker Quartet.
As well the annual telethon silent auction will run from Friday, February 23rd from 9:30AM – 9:00PM, Saturday, February 24th from 9:30AM – 6:00PM and Sunday, February 25th from Noon – 2PM (bidding closes at 2pm) in centre Court at the 1000 Islands Mall in Brockville.
The 2017 Telethon raised $250,947 – a RECORD YEAR – bringing the total over the past 34 years to $3.5 million dollars to support Hospice Palliative Care services in our community. This service is unfunded by the Ministry and every cent stays local!
It is estimated that over 7000 volunteers throughout Leeds & Grenville have contributed time over this period to make this Telethon a success. All money raised remains in our Community and the Telethon is run 100% by volunteers.
In 2017, 475 clients were able to receive care in their homes, Long Term Care facilities, Senior’s Residences or at the Brockville General Hospital through the Palliative Care Program because of your generosity !
For more information please visit: http://www.30hourtelethon.ca
2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2018
12 Noon Sue Baker Quartet
1:00 PM Broadway Dance Academy
1:30 PM Kathy Wiltse
2:00 PM This Old Heart + Country Comrades
3:00 PM Bordertown Boys
4:00 PM Thrill Dancers
4:30 PM The Grand Jook
5:30 PM Will Scott Duo
6:30 PM Four Seasons Dance Academy
7:00 PM Aislinn McAllister-Barlow
8:00 PM Atsushi Hamano
9:00 PM Josée Brault and Friends
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2018
8:00 AM Bread of Life Dance
8:30 AM Matthew O’Halloran
9:00 AM Glen Kelsey Highwaymen Gospel Trio
9:30 AM Murray Golledge Trio
10:00 AM The Peer Church Praise Band
11:00 AM River House Band
12 Noon Teachers & Money Man
1:00 PM The Heat
2:00 PM Off The Grid
3:00 PM Fabulous Belairs
4:00 PM Alexander’s Big Time Band
5:00 PM Healey and Orr