One of the most positive outcomes of The Alder Fork Festival was the inspiration and opportunity to create an eating disorder/weight preoccupation awareness video. This 1 minute piece features the voice acting talents of three friends of mine.
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The biggest event on my calendar every year is The Alder Fork Festival. Last night’s version was a rousing success. The music was great, the cake looked fantastic, and we raised a substantial amount of money for the Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region. Thank you again to The Clark Institute, Matthew Blacquiere, Dave Fallis, the members of my band, the fantastic volunteers, and everyone who came out and supported such a worthwhile cause. I am already contemplating next year’s version.
The exuberance of the crowd, and the talent on display were the two highlights for me. This was arguably the best festival in the 10 years I’ve run it. The performances were top notch, and the whole evening ran without a hitch. If you missed this year’s event you will still be able to contribute to in the coming weeks, when a recording of the festival is released for sale. All proceeds of the sale will be donated to EDACWR.
If you are looking for something to do in Kitchener-Waterloo tonight, that’s Saturday September 12th, please come on down to The Registry Theatre (122 Frederick St.), for some great music in support of an awesome cause. Dave Fallis, Matt Blacquiere, The Clark Institute, and The Alder Fork have teamed up to support the Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. Admission is $10 with all proceeds going to EDAC. Hope to see you there!
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New podcast is up and as always you can find it over there–> In this episode I talk about eating disorders. You can find lots of information and statistics about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of eating disorders by visiting the website of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. This topic is relevant because of The Alder Fork Festival, which is raising money for the Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region.
Fighting for the smallest goal: to get a little self-control
I know how hard you try. I see it in your eyes
But call your friends, ’cause we’ve forgotten what it’s like to eat what’s rotten
And what’s eating you alive might help you to survive.
We went on as we were on a mission, latest in a Grand Tradition
And oh, what did we find?
It was Ego who was flying the banner, and me and Mia, Ann and Ana
Oh, we’d been unkind
But do you believe in something beautiful?
Then get up and be it
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Me and Mia
Just a quick post tonight because I have been very busy enjoying nice weather and wrapping up the 2009 Change the World Youth Challenge. I wanted to confirm to everyone that the Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region is on board as our supported organization for The 2009 Alder Fork Festival. If you’ve followed this blog, or know me personally, you hve heard about my passion for this cause. The battl many people wage against their bodies is dangerous, deadly, and unnecessary. Eating disorders are dangerous mental illnesses, and poor body image is a chronic issue in our society. A great deal of work needs to be done to educate people about both of these concerns, and EDACWR does a great deal of work in this area. Just a reminder that the event will be on Saturday, September 12th, 7pm at the Reigstry Theatre in Kitchener. There promises to be great music and a lot of fun.
If you think you might be developing an eating disorder please seek help. Find the strength inside yourself to say that you want to get better, and understand that starving yourself, and/or purging are not healthy activities. I realize it is an immense challenge but please try. For everyone else, if you don’t already love your body, take a deep and long look at that relationship. There are many good reasons to love yourself.
Sleeping in my favourite shirt.
The Clark Institute
Sleeping in my favourite shirt
New podcast is up today. It is a very special 25th episode. I announce the details for The 2009 Alder Fork Festival. I also talk a little bit about the history of the event and the chosen charity, Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region. I will probably devote an entire blog post to the organization, and am planning to set up a separate page for the festival. The rest of the details are:
The Alder Fork Festival
In support of:
Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region
Saturday September 12, 2009
Featuring the music of:
The Clark Institute
The Alder Fork
The Registry Theatre
122 Fredrick St., Kitchener, Ontario
Doors at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm
$10 available from the acts, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at the door