Tenor John McDermott Dedicates Proceeds From New CD And Concert To Canada

Tickets now available for kick-off concert

TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Beloved Canadian tenor, John McDermott, will launch his upcoming Canada-wide tour on October 31, 2009 with a special evening at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.

All proceeds from that show "A Musical Tribute to Our Veterans" and all proceeds from the new CD will go to Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve. A registered charity, Canada Company supports the men and women who have served and given their lives for our country and those who continue to serve. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Glenn Gould Studio Box Office by calling (416) 872-4255 or through the web site at: http://glenngouldstudio.cbc.ca/concerts/listing.shtml

His new CD "Journeys" tells the story of our Canadian heroes and will only be available during McDermott's cross-country tour. This extremely moving album has songs such as "The Dreamer" and "The Last Note", written by renowned songwriter Eric Bogle.

"This album is a tribute to those who have given their lives to allow us to live as we do, and to encourage our survivors and our men and women in the field," says McDermott. "Canada Company does very important work to support these brave individuals and I'm happy to have this opportunity to be able to help through my music."

"At Canada Company, we are grateful to John for dedicating the proceeds of this concert and the CD to help us demonstrate our appreciation to the men and women who make such huge sacrifices," says Blake C. Goldring, Chairman of Canada Company. "Canadians can show that they care while celebrating one of Canada's popular songwriters."

About Canada Company

Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve is a registered charity. An apolitical organization, it was first established in May 2006 with a pledge to stand shoulder to shoulder with our troops for the sacrifices they make every day. The organization has grown to over 160 members and has quickly established a reputation among senior Canadian Military leaders, media and the business community as an enduring bridge between Canadian Forces and the corporate world. Canada Company focuses on making sure Canadians, who serve or wish to serve in the Canadian Forces and Reserves, and their families receive the widest possible support, recognition and care they deserve. Visit www.canadacompany.ca for more information.

    Details about the concert:

    Event:          John McDermott's Musical Tribute to Veterans

    Date and Time:  Saturday, October 31, 2009
                    Show starts at 8 p.m.

    Location:       The Glenn Gould Studio
                    CBC Building
                    250 Front Street West
                    Toronto, Ontario

SOURCE Canada Company

For further information: For further information: or to arrange interviews, please contact: Zane Piekenbrock, Managing Director, Canada Company, Office: (416) 865-4311, Mobile: (416) 388-1052, zpiekenbrock@canadacompany.ca

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