Did you miss out on tickets to the upcoming One Horse Town concert? If so, you still have a chance to see one of the acts up close and personal.

The Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre is excited to announce a meet and greet with Brody on Friday, September 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marigold Cultural Centre.

Proceeds will help support Girl Power camps for Colchester County, as well as the Dean Brody Foundation.

Michaela McLachlan, CNWRC Administrative Coordinator and a huge Brody fan, helped the Women’s Centre reach out to Brody’s team.

“I knew he is a very socially minded individual, as well as a great musician and performer.  I thought if we could get him to come and do an event to support Girl Power Camp, it could benefit the work that we both do to help young girls succeed. He agreed, and we’re thrilled!” 

Women’s resource centre Executive Director Julie Crouse says it will provide lucky fans with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“We hope that some of the people who didn’t get tickets will choose to come and meet Dean Brody in person,” says Crouse. “It’s first come, first served, all ages welcome. There is limited space, so arrive early. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10 or more.

Dean will be playing a short acoustic set and there will be some time for photos and autographs after the session.  Anyone who makes a donation of $20 or more can get a charitable tax receipt.  All money raised will be divided between the Women’s Centre Girl Power Camps and the Dean Brody Foundation.”

Girl Power Camp is for girls aged 8 to 11 who want to participate in a summer camp in a gender-based learning environment.  They help girls find their voice, develop self-esteem and increase coping skills. The camp offers science experiments, recreation and physical activity, as well as crafts and games.

“Feedback from this popular camp has been extremely positive,” said Crouse, “and we are working towards offering a fully subsidized camp in 2017. All our fundraising efforts between now and April will be focusing on meeting our goal of raising $15,000 for Girl Power Camp. This will allow us to offer eight week-long camps to 100 girls in Colchester July and August next year.”

“We are so pleased to be able to be working with the Dean Brody team on this event,” continued Crouse. “They have been beyond accommodating, and we know this is going to be a very successful event. We are so proud to be working with a Nova Scotian who has done so well.” 

For more information about the Dean Brody Foundation, check out deanbrodyfoundation.com

For more information on the Girl Power Camps, please contact the Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre at 902-895-4295 or email admin@cnwrc.ca.