As in all adventures, the first ever 21 Charities has come to an end. We set out to challenge ourselves and raise money and awareness for as many charities as we thought practical. 21 shows over 21 days, was a fulfilling challenge and a humbling experience. We performed in diners, pubs, breweries, even a gym. We busked on the street. We set up and tore down, we did interviews and facebook live shows, we played in parks all while doing what we love to do.
The volunteers, the business owners, the supporters, the musicians and people who just came up and said, “way to go!”, all played a role in changing the way we look at our community. 21 different charities with more wanting to be involved showed us that not only was there a place for this idea, there is a need. We must thank every one who got involved. The ones who believed in our vision and became part of the movement. The Academy Theatre for seeing what we were trying to do and helping us make it happen. To Fraizer McDonald and Dan Samoyloff for making the 21 Charities banners, thank you for your generosity and hard work. To Mike Kariakou for donating the banner material. Also to every volunteer who helped make their charity event a success, you are the reason 21 Charities exists.
To the members of Boots of Hazard, Gavin Gartshore and Craig Stacey, your support and help was inspiring and heart warming. You both went above and beyond and we thank you. Supporting musicians, Rob Barg, Scott Gartshore, Jackson Gartshore, Dave Joyce all gave of their time and talents to help us along and for that we are thankful. To Pamela VanMeer, thank you for being the Master of Ceremonies on the night of our Gala event at the Academy Theatre and for your support throughout the 21 days. 21 charities was a success and you played a major role in that. It was a pleasure to work with you. To our wives and family thank you for your patience and support.
From the bottom of my greatly warmed heart, THANK YOU
Brooks Robinson & Dennis Carmichael
Boots Of Hazard