This annual event, National Day of Remembrance and Action On Violence Against Women, is very dear to many people. Many people gathered at St. George's Hall; many wished they could.
For this reason we have decided to provide the full material of this important event online.
The following is an audio clip to hear the vigil so you may listen to it and reflect on your own.
The second Audio clip is the concert that Toronto-based folk singer/ songwriter Shawna Caspi performed.
Below is a collection of pictures and video footage of this event.
Owen Sounder and visual artist Karen Rosalie provided a painting to commemorate this important event for further fundraising to go towards the Womens' Shelter.
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0:01 - Intro reflective music, Joachim Ostertag on Flute and Sebastian Ostertag on Cello
3:35 - MC, Laura VanDyk - Opening Remarks
6:00 - Shawna Caspi performs a song in reflection of this event
9:00 - The names of the 14 women who were killed in the tragic act of gender- based violence in Montreal are said
10:00 - Shawna performs "Not So Silent"
14:50 - Quiet Moment of Reflection
15:45 - Mossy's Remarks
The Concert - Shawna Caspi:
We hope you enjoyed listening to
Shawna Caspi's concert.
We encourage you to make a donation to a local Women's Shelter. Thank you.
You can click on the pictures to see the full size.
"Shawna Caspi was charming and genuine. Her words were thought-provoking and her music was healing. We feel blessed to have met her and we are grateful for her spending her time and talent with us in in Owen Sound in this important event. On both local TV and on stage Shawna brought awareness to violence against women and encouraged people to be louder, to be the change! We enjoyed a lovely concert after the vigil. This singer/songwriter's music will warm the soul...even in the cold of Canadian winter. Thank you Shawna" ~ Mossy Gatherings.
“What an experience! With rare sensitivity, Shawna Caspi guided the audience from mourning to celebration with her warmth and charm. A multi-gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and story-teller, Shawna’s relaxed personal approach, her mellifluous voice and professional musicianship gave the event drama, humour, and appreciation of the human condition. Great talent, energy and personal charm. Shawna speaks to the heart – a winner! Hey Mossy Gatherings, bring her back soon” Sylvia Moss – member of the audience.
Photos and Videos of Past Mossy Gatherings Events
You can click on any image to see the full picture with HD. If you enlarge any screen to view the videos...it may take few seconds for the visuals to clear up and sharpen. The Videos are in HD. This may be a YouTube thing as sometimes when watching the videos straight from YouTube...it has the same problem. The Videos themselves are edited and are fine.
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