Canadian Diabetes Association Gala with entertainer: George Canyon
The 25th Anniversary Gala for the Saskatchewan Children’s Camp presented by The Co-operators CUMIS will not only be a fun night out, but a chance to help send children in the province with type 1 diabetes to summer camp. The Canadian Diabetes Association’s Saskatchewan Children’s Camp provides an opportunity for kids to enjoy a week during the summer at camp with other kids living with type 1 diabetes. During the week, kids get to be kids as they run, play, laugh and enjoy horseback riding, swimming, crafts and other camp activities; while learning about food serving sizes, managing their diabetes, and understanding that they are not alone in their journey. Trained medical staff are also on-hand around the clock to provide support and help guide kids in making the right decisions for their health. The camp empowers kids to be independent as they learn more about their disease and how to self-manage it, so that they can live long and healthy lives. All proceeds from the gala will go towards operating the camp and sending as many campers as possible to camp.
George Canyon's integrity and dedication to his family lives as a theme through the songs he writes and the stories he tells with his music and the way he lives his life. It is also the same force that drives him to inspire youth through his role as a national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14, Canyon, a young Air Cadet, was informed that he would have to forgo his ambitions and dreams to serve his country as a pilot in the Canadian Air Force. Years later he would learn to manage his disease through diet, lifestyle and the effective use of insulin pump technology. In 2009, Canyon passed a series of medical tests and as a result of this was able to obtain his pilot's license.
George has won multiple Juno, East Coast Music Awards and Canadian Country Music Awards including "Humanitarian of the Year Award" for his philanthropic endeavors. In 2008, multi-platinum artist and pop/rock icon Richard Marx signed on to produce Canyon's What I Do album. The record yielded 7 hit singles including Just Like You, the album’s debut single, which was written for George's son, Kale. Marx and Canyon teamed up again to write and record songs for the 2011 album Better Be Home Soon. In 2012, Classics II was released. Some of Canyon's biggest hits include: I Believe in Angels, Just Like You, One Good Friend, Good Day to Ride, My Name & Somebody Wrote Love.
Main Floor tickets:
6:00 PM - Cocktails & Silent Auction:
7:00 PM - Program:
7:15 PM - Dinner
8:30 PM - Entertainment
7:30 PM - Silent Auction
8:00 PM - Doors open
8:30 PM - Entertainment
Main Level: $95 no tax
Balcony Level: $40 no tax (show only)
For tables of 6 or 8, please call Ken Orban 306-584-8445 ext 223
Tickets on sale Friday, March 15, 2013.