A new live music and masquerade fundraiser is being planned for the new year to raise funds for the local Canadian Mental Health Association Muskoka-Parry Sound.
Behind the Mask happens at Deerhurst Resort Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
The first fundraiser of its kind for the region, it will feature artists who have powerful messages about mental health. Proceeds will go to the CMHA branch’s mental health and addictions programs and services, specifically, they hope to launch a peer support program to help individuals transition back into the community after hospitalization.
“We’re so excited to bring together our local communities for a fun evening that celebrates the important role of community mental health and addictions care,” said CMHA Muskoka-Parry Sound executive director Diane Brown-Demarco. “We’re encouraging everyone to wear an eye mask, full costume or come as you are to Behind the Mask, where we’ll dance, clap and sing all night in support of a great cause.”
Musical director Glenn Bladon and his amazing band will be performing, as well as local musicians Leaynne Connolly, Serge Charlebois, Jennifer Fleming and Lewis Hodgson & Ramona Brownell. You’ll hear tunes from Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Journey, Tina Turner and much more. Following the show, Scott from DJ Explosive Device will keep you on the dance floor right until 11 p.m.!
In addition to live music, this event will also have a marketplace, silent auction, cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres before showtime.
Just in time for Christmas, tickets for the fundraiser are $50 and available on Deerhurst Resort’s website.
For more information on Behind the Mask or to purchase your tickets, visit: https://deerhurstresort.com/events/behind-the-mask/