Media Advisory - 'Simply Divas' rolls out the red carpet for local songstresses

    Proceeds will go to support the Family Association for Mental Health

    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - On Sunday, May 31, the fourth annual 'simply
divas' concert will roll out the red carpet at the Berkeley Church to support
the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (F.A.M.E.) and raise funds
to help families across the GTA cope with mental illness.
    The afternoon charity concert will showcase talented young songstresses
from the Etobicoke School of the Arts as they transform into musical divas
from past and present, including Madonna, P!nk, Dusty Springfield, Loretta
Lynn, k.d. lang, Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey and Janet Jackson. Musical
accompaniment will be provided by Juno Award nominated guitarist, Paul
O'Donnell and pianist, Donovan LaNabat, who has most recently been tinkling
the ivories in the hit show, Jersey Boys. To view videos and photos from past
events: or

    What:     'simply divas' - an afternoon charity concert in support of the
              Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (F.A.M.E.)
    When:     Sunday, May 31, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Doors open at 12:30pm
    Where:    The Berkeley Church, 315 Queen Street East, Toronto
    Tickets:  $35 in advance by calling 416-207-5032 or $40 at the door.
              For more information:

    About 'simply divas'

    Now in its fourth year, 'simply divas' is an annual fundraising event in
support of F.A.M.E. headlined by full-costumed tribute performances by
students from the Etobicoke School of Arts to songstresses past and present.
The event features a silent auction, Pillbox Hat Girls, swag bags, canapés and
the signature drink, the Divatini. The 'simply divas' event also aims to raise
awareness for, and de-stigmatize, mental illness. For more information and a
sampling of photos from past events, go to

    About the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (F.A.M.E.)

    The Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere is a unique
organization offering support to families and loved ones coping with mental
illness. Founded by a group of families in Etobicoke in 1989, F.A.M.E. has
grown to support all families across the GTA by providing advocacy, education,
referrals, group and one-on-one support services. F.A.M.E. believes that
coming together as a community, outside of the traditional support group
atmosphere, can be rewarding for families and caregivers. The organization
offers a safe environment where both families and their loved ones can share
their experiences. For more information, go to

For further information:

For further information: about 'simply divas' please contact Crystal
Martin, (416) 903-7342,; or Jessica Sine, (647)
400-9661,; For more information about F.A.M.E. please
contact Michelle Bake, Director of Marketing and Community Development, (416)
207-5032 ext. 25,

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