#ygkChallenge: Canadian Music

Canadian Music, Juno Awards, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Show some love for Canadian music.  Harvey and I went to the Junos this past weekend.  The tickets were a gift and we weren’t entirely sure what to expect.  How would the live performances be?  Does this kid from Hedley even know what he’s doing hosting such a huge event? Will Alanis still be awesome? Our fears were quashed the second we stepped into First Ontario Place in Hamilton.  The set up was amazing, the screaming fans were energizing, the host did an awesome job and the live performances were incredible.  The best thing about the whole event was the diverse array of amazing Canadian musicians.  The Canadian music scene has come a long way since I was a kid and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to see so much talent together in one space.  This week, we challenge you to spend some time getting to know your Canadian musicians.  A great place to start is right here at home, where we have more talent than we know what to do with.  Need ideas?  Have a listen to our new #ygkPlaylist or check out some local venues like The Mansion or The Grad Club to see what’s happening.  You’ll be amazed by what this country has to offer.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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