April 10, 2009

Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland at George's Roadhouse in Sackville, New Brunswick

So I was able to see Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland at George's. I need to be studying for all of my exams starting next week so unfortunately this will be a shorter post. Next year, however, as the Entertainment Writer for the Argosy, Mount Allison's Independent Student Newspaper, I will be writing full-length entertainment stories weekly of the year. I'll be sure to share the article here for your convenience.

For now all I have time to say it that it was an amazing performance, and that I'm impressed with the live music scene in Sackville. I knew that it was a stop for many Canadian indie acts traveling between Halifax and Moncton/Saint John, but it has been impressive this year especially for such a small town. I don't have time to put together a list now, but after exams I'll be writing a few end of the year posts and I'll list my favourite acts then.

If you want more more information on indie music in Sackville, the phonetic elephant, who has a program on the student radio station CHMA 106.9FM (and judging from the sheer volume of posts and his concert schedule has very little time for non-music related activities) can provide you with a year's worth of opinion. So if you want a more complete look at the Sackville live music scene you should look at his music blog.

Without further adu, Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland at George's Roadhouse in Sackville, New Brunswick:
Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland- The Day Rick Danko Died

Community Initiatives at Mount Allison: Mount Allison Rotaract

The last few weeks have been pretty hectic. I have had time to help with Mount Allison's Rotaract Club. It is the university-level branch of Rotary International. We will be very active next year.We've been helping to create an Interact (high school level rotary) at Tantramar Regional High School and with are fundraising to support the Blood:Water Mission initiative. If you're interested, keep updated with the group at our website and on Facebook.

Some information about Rotaract:

About Rotaract

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.

As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.

How does it work?

All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.

What are some other opportunities available to Rotaractors?

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Rotaractors are encouraged to keep their contact information current.

How can I learn more?

For more information about Rotaract in your area, contact your local Rotary club, or e-mail RI staff. Visit theRotaract Discussion Forum to view or participate in conversations about club projects and activities with Rotaractors from around the world.