Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Featuring CBC’s Judy Maddren, Narrator
Sunday, December 8, 2019
6 pm Doors Open with wine and refreshments
7 pm Reading
Ebenezer United Church
12274 Guelph Line Milton L0P 1B0
North of Brookville, South of Rockwood
Tickets: $50 (adults) $20 (children 12 and under), order below. All proceeds to Concerned Residents Coalition
Thank you for generous donations by to the Congregation of Ebenezer United Church, Standard Broadband, Sweetgrass Equestrian, REMAX Connex Realty Inc. and Geoff Gooderham & Miriam Pearlman. Revel in the magic of Charles Dickens’ words which have made A Christmas Carol a story tradition of hope and change to be savoured year after year, generation through generation.
Our reading features narration by one of CBC’s great radio voices, Judy Maddren. Judy was the far-sighted founder of the popular CBC tradition of readings in 1990. In 2016 she received a Meritorious Service Medal from Governor General David Johnson for this initiative.
The Christmas Carol has benefitted shelters, food banks, libraries, and hospitals across Canada, and brought joy to the communities that support them. A special thank you to Judy for including the CRC among those she has given her time to.
Sweetgrass Equestrian is generously donating Peller Estates Wines. Desserts prepared by the congregation of Ebenezer United Church will be served before the performance and at intermission.
This reading supports the Concerned Residents Coalition, raising funds to protect our environment and community, at risk from the proposed Hidden Quarry near Rockwood. The quarry proposal was reviewed at a 7-week-long LPAT Hearing which ended in July 2019. The decision is yet to come. The CRC has raised more than $750,000 over the past seven years to cover costs of expert consultants and legal services. The last $85,000 is being raised through donations and through events like this reading which have leavened the long and arduous task the CRC set itself.
Adam van Koeverden, MP
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, first published in London in 1843. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man… from Wikipedia.
The audience for the reading will incorporate a wide area surrounding the location of the venue, Ebenezer United Church. The event will be promoted to the general public through media and social media as well as in targeted markets.
CRC’s followers, more than 1200 strong, are resident in both Halton Region and Wellington County. The Ebenezer congregation hails from the rural area stretching from Campbellville to Rockwood, Guelph to Halton Hills. Eden Mills boasts a village and district following of more than 200 as well. CBC’s Judy Maddren is also a household name across Canada. CRC events have high profiles, are always well attended and have created quite a buzz over the past seven years. We are confident we will have a full house… more.