TRURO – Inspired by the popular “Big Sing” in Halifax, the Colchester East Hants branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has partnered with the Marigold Cultural Centre and the Colchester Community Credit Union to bring “Truro SINGS” to the local area.
“The therapeutic value of song; of joining in song with other people, cannot be underestimated,” said Susan Henderson, executive director of the local branch. “It’s wonderful for your mental health, which is why we wanted to bring this to our community. We know that many people in our community are isolated and feel alone. Everyone is welcome, and for this reason we are offering passes for those who could benefit from this and asking for a monetary donation from those who can afford to pay. All of the proceeds will go to renovating our new building, located at the former Bargain Shop site.”
Phil L. Black has agreed to lead the evening as the Truro Sings choir director, and has great experience in leading developing and established choirs.
The first event is Sept. 12 with the singing of ‘Lean On Me’ at the Marigold Cultural Centre from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7. The branch is also hosting monthly sings up until December. Talent is not required – the only requirement is that you like to sing.
Truro Sings will be held Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12, all at the Marigold Cultural Centre. The doors open at 7 p.m. for each event, with things getting underway at 7:30 p.m. They’re expected to last an hour.
Passes will be offered to individuals who have financial limitations and will be available at the CMHA CEH office located at 574 Prince Street in Truro. For times when passes are available for pick-up, contact the branch office at 902-895-4211. For more information, visit CMHA: Colchester East Hants on Facebook.