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S’Aint’s, St. Clair College, Blackburn Radio and Caesars Windsor Team Up to “Sleigh Hunger” on Dec 21 for Area’s Biggest All Ages Holiday Charity Concert

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In collaboration to help feed those in need, The S'Aints band, St. Clair College, Blackburn Radio and Caesars Windsor are teaming up for the biggest holiday Charity Concert in the city called “Sleighing Hunger”. It will feature big-name, local and world-renowned talents of The S’Aint’s on Sunday, December 21 at 8 pm in the Colosseum. Proceeds from concert tickets and an accompanying holiday CD to be released later this month will benefit The Downtown Mission, Unemployed Help Centre, Outreach for Hunger in Chatham as well as the St. Clair College Scholarships and Bursaries.

Jeff Burrows, one of the founding members of the S’Aint’s as well as drummer and songwriter for the award-winning band The Tea Party, said, “The band is absolutely ecstatic to be moving into a world-class venue. I’ve had the great opportunity to play thousands of stages around the world. This will give us the perfect platform to present our spectacular holiday concert, while raising funds and awareness for a worthy and desperately needed cause.”

Tim Trombley, Director of Entertainment at Caesars Windsor, said, “On behalf of Caesars, we are thrilled to host a show featuring a group of incredible, local and global talents with the altruistic goal of helping those in need. It supports our company’s own Corporate Giving goal focused on our local community. We are proud to provide an award-winning venue to showcase this concert and give their dedicated audience and supporters a world-class experience.” 

The S’Aint’s is a philanthropic passion project created by musicians, St. Clair College and Blackburn Radio. All entities involved were looking for something entertaining and community oriented to offer the communities of Windsor Essex & Chatham-Kent. Music was the driving force that would bring them all together with a band formed by some of the finest players and personalities in the area who have made a name for themselves locally and worldwide. They include: Jody Raffoul, Jeff Burrows, Wes Buckley, David Cyrenne, Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe, Kelly Authier and Garret Bielaniec. The project gave them the opportunity to record, collaborate and perform while helping the community and it's charitable service groups. They have had three backto-back sellouts at the St. Clair Centre for Performing Arts in previous years.

Music lovers who have yet to experience this performance will soon discover a fabulous new holiday tradition for the entire family. Audiences will be treated to their favourite holiday songs, with a twist, performed with the energy and ‘grit’ of these rock n’ roll talents. Special guests include The Sinners choir and The Diplomats Drum and Bugle Corps.

Ron Seguin, Vice President of Global Education and Training Services at St. Clair College, said, “This is music with a purpose. It is an annual project that has become a Christmas tradition at St. Clair. The college family including students, staff and alumni, look forward to helping local families dealing with hunger.”

Blackburn Radio generously funds the costly production of the S’Aints CD, with proceeds again going to the cause. John Weese, Vice President of Operations said, “Our investment in this project not only makes it happen, but allows for proceeds from sales to go to the intended charities rather than production costs.” CDs will be available for sale on iTunes, online at www.sleighinghunger.com, St. Clair College campuses and Blackburn Stations Windsor and Chatham for $10 each.

Tickets for “Sleighing Hunger” are $20 for General Admission, $25 for Reserved and $100 for limited VIP (taxes included) and go on sale at noon on Friday, November 7 at St. Clair College campuses, Caesars Windsor Box Office, Blackburn Station offices in Windsor and Chatham and the Chrysler Theatre Box Office.

For more information, CD downloads or to purchase tickets, please visit www.sleighinghunger.com or contact: