House Concert with Rick Fines – Fundraiser for Winter Railway Trail, Sunday 21 September, 2014

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On a rainy Sunday afternoon, over 50 people attended a house concert fundraiser with singer/song writer Rick Fines.  Based in Peterborough and with some 30 years learning from blues and folk masters, Fines treated the crowd to a spectacular concert of original songs and informal story-telling.  Along with blues riffs, intimate character portraits, and Louis Armstrong mouth-trumpet, he gave us the coolest music history lesson, from ragtime to blues/jazz, with a special tribute to the legendary Bessie Smith.

The event raised $1250.00 for donations for the Chelsea Winter Community Railway Trail.  For the past several years Sentiers Chelsea Trails has worked closely with the Municipality of Chelsea to support the creation of a non-motorized, groomed and multi-functional community trail along the railway corridor.  Appropriate for skiing, walking, running and snowshoeing, this beautiful trail is a community building link between Chelsea neighbourhoods during the winter months.  The consistently positive and supportive outpouring of response from residents is a tribute to its success.

Please show your support for the Winter Community Railway Trail, by contributing to our fundraising efforts – stay tuned -and by sending us your Winter Trail Stories.  And, of course, by enjoying the trail!

A special thank you to Roberta Walker and Sandy Foote for their warm hospitality and organizing the gig.

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