On March 5, 2020, Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington will host Canadian award-winning singer-songwriter Tara Shannon for The “Big” Tour across Ontario. For the local stretch of the tour, Tara will be performing at The Fergus Grand Theater located at 244 St Andrew St W, Fergus . Tickets are available at www.tarashannonmusic.com and Fergus Grand Theatre . 100% of ticket sales will benefit each of the 11 local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies and approximately 1,500 ‘littles’ province-wide.
“I got to know Big Brothers Big Sisters when I came on board as the Ambassador for the Morguard Be You Girl Campaign. I loved everything about their programs and mission statement from the onset and couldn’t believe they had been around for over 100 years which says so much,” said Tara Shannon. “Mentoring is a core function of the work I do as a business consultant, label owner and mother of seven so it’s a natural fit for me and the power of mentoring cannot be overstated – it is truly life changing.”
Tara will be joined on tour with one of her very own artists that she has had an impressive hand in mentoring, Jessica Pearson and The Eastwind. There will be a local artist or band from each city that will open for Tara Shannon and Jessica Pearson and The East Wind in their hometown, giving an incredible opportunity for talented local musicians.
“I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors along the way in my own life and so the opportunity to give back and support an organization I fundamentally believe in is such a joy. I was so happy BBBS was just as excited about this tour model and jumped on board. It’s a wonderful way to provide a turnkey fundraising event for the agencies while connecting my music with new fans.”
Changing the course of young lives changes the future of communities, by every measure, Big Brothers Big Sisters returns positive results in the mental health, employment and civic engagement of the recipients of their mentoring program.