Party for Humanity
Party for Humanity
Party for Humanity ("titled "Finch Auto Group: Party for Humanity) is an annual event that takes place on September 26th, 2019 at the London Music Hall. It is an event that, brings musical contestants from the community to the stage for a fun evening for every participant, celebrity judges and sponsors all the while helping raise funds for a Habitat home! This will be our 2nd year running this event and we expect at least 600 people to attend.
Vocalists are asked to submit a YouTube video Karaoke track (that can be recorded on your phone or ipad), singing to a CLASSIC ROCK song. Your video will need to be submitted by July 12th, 2019 for a chance to compete LIVE at the event & win great prizes! Once all videos are submitted, Eight finalists will be selected to perform at London Music Hall on September 26th. The public can also support their favourites by voting on our website. Solos, duets, and groups of any size are ALL welcome. If vocalists need help creating a video submission, please contact Karaoke Canada at sales or 519-645-7464.
We hope you will submit a video and join in the fun! In addition, we would love your help in getting the word out. Given your influence in the musical community, we would greatly appreciate your support and assistance in reaching local performers who may also be interested in submitting a YouTube video. This fun event is an exciting opportunity for singers to perform on the London Music Hall stage, and help Habitat raise funds to build homes with families in our community!
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DESCRIPTION OF EVENT
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is issuing a Call for Entries for vocalists who are proficient in singing classic rock. As part of the upcoming Finch Auto Group Party for Humanity, Habitat Heartland would like to show off some talented local singers to perform at the London Music Hall. The Media Sponsor for this event is CORUS and FM96.
Eight submissions will be selected to perform at the event
One winner will be selected by a panel of judges, and will receive a Grand Prize the night of the event
Two runners-up will receive additional prizes
One performer will win the People’s Choice Award through live voting at the event
General Admission tickets to Finch Auto Group Party for Humanity are $25.00 per person and VIP All Access Passes are $75.
The timing of the contest is as follows:
A web page of vocalists entering online will go live starting Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and running until July 12, 2019. These entrants will be vetted by Habitat Heartland staff. There will be a voting feature on the display page, and the community is encouraged to vote for their favorite candidates. The community vote tallies will be utilized, in concert with the Judges’ votes, to select eight Finalists who will be identified and notified by July 29, 2019 by email. All other contestants will be notified at that time as well. Judges decisions are final. Contestants must be 19 years of age or older.
Entrants may list only one YouTube video and to qualify, it must show the contestant singing a classic rock song using available karaoke tracks. The community and Judges may choose to take into consideration any other videos or sound files currently on the web (i.e. other YouTube videos, contestant’s website if one exists, contestant’s Facebook page, etc.) However, the key starting point will be the YouTube video URL submitted by the contestant.
Finalists will be invited to perform live at Finch Auto Group Party for Humanity, for a panel of Judges. This ticketed event will be open to the general public. Contestants will be accompanied by the karaoke tracks they have provided. Judges will attend personally. The final Winners and Runners-up will be selected at this time by the Judges based on solo skills, audience engagement, general demeanor, and overall grasp of the classic rock idiom.
Peter Brennan - President, Jeans ’n Classics
Bethany McLachlin - Contact
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Major Breakthrough Affecting Travelling Musicians
Air Passenger Protection Regulations Amendments Include Mandatory Acceptance Of Musical Instruments
TORONTO, May 29, 2019 - The Canadian Federation of Musicians announce a successful outcome in its efforts to affect much needed changes to Canada's Air Policy with regard to the transportation of musical instruments on Canadian air carriers. Effective July 15, 2019, Air Passenger Protection Regulations within the Canadian Transportation Act will include language that ensures that all air carriers must accept musical instruments unless security or safety is an issue. These amendments will include clear and predictable terms and conditions with regard to musical instruments as well as the obligation to carry and accept an instrument. Airlines will also be required to offer an alternative to musicians travelling with instruments should a change in aircraft cause an instrument not to fit.
"Over the years, we've seen far too many professional musicians have very expensive and often irreplaceable tools of their trade broken or destroyed during air travel," explains Alan Willaert, Vice-President from Canada, American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. "We have worked closely with the Government of Canada and all Canadian air carriers on this issue since 2014 and are delighted to see these demands become regulation. We are grateful to The Honourable Minister Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport who has been supportive from the very beginning; the officials at Transport Canada, who have worked tirelessly with us; and the Canadian Transportation Agency".
CFM will issue a Canadian Flying Guide over the coming weeks to further assist musicians flying with instruments. Each airline will also have clear guidelines published as part of their Tariff. Under the Obligation to Carry amendments, all commercial airline carriers must accept musical instruments as checked or carry-on baggage, unless it is contrary to general terms and conditions in the carrier's tariff with respect to the weight or dimension of baggage or because of safety or security. The Canadian Federation of Musicians looks forward to working with Transport Canada and air carriers to help make these positive changes as seamless as possible.
The Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) is the Canadian National Office of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM). We are made up of 200 local offices across North America, collectively representing 80,000 professional musicians, 17,000 of whom live and work in Canada. Proudly celebrating 40 remarkable years of service, CFM is uniquely positioned to address Canadian issues and provides vital resources for Canadian musicians, at any stage in their careers.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Vice President from Canada