"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 24 August 2012

Another FYI

Hi Ev -

Here's a link to a yorkregion.com story posted today, about the upcoming Markham Jazz Festival. Runs this weekend from Aug 16 - 19, multiple stages, workshops, clinics, beer & wine garden, and a huge line-up of big-name artists including several Juno and Grammy award winners. Huge list of sponsors including the City of Markham, Province of Ontario, Canadian Heritage Foundation, Trillium Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, etc, etc.

And one other thing...IT'S COMPLETELY FREE!

You gotta shake your head sometimes at the things Aurora lets some folks get away with...


Anonymous said...

I am hoping that, maybe, this year the Jazz Group simply went too far in pushing Aurora around and using the park to generate their annual income without a single word of gratitude. Just insults & slurs. If Council doesn't get that message now, it never will.

Anonymous said...

Wonder where that Festival ranks on the sainted ' list of Festivals ' so often boasted about by the tiny frogs who gather in Aurora's Park in their yearly attempt to graduate into the big time? The province is running out of places to which we can ship them. All the other parks are gainfully and happily occupied. Guess we are stuck with praying for rain for yet another year.

Anonymous said...

What Markham has is what the Jazz Fest dearly wants. Not in a million years can we let them grow !