On September 21st, 2018, a devastating tornado ripped through parts of communities in the greater Ottawa, Ontario areas, such as the town of Dunrobin and the Quebec city of Gatineau, destroying people's homes, property, businesses, schools and more. Several people were left without shelter and and many more without power, some areas almost a whole week without. Warnings came but in this part of the country, actual tornadoes are few and far between, and unfortunately, most were caught unprepared.
To date only one life was claimed. The damages in certain areas is extensive and the next year to year+ will be spent rebuilding and regrouping.
Former podcast guest, also, model, musician, actress and magpie herself Penelope Goranson pulled together some contacts she made in the biz and secured the Live on Elgin venue on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa to host a disaster relief benefit concert on Halloween night to raise funds, awareness, love and support for all those affected and for people to come to have a good time and support the people who needed our help now more than ever. The NAS podcast was happy to be invited down to record and enjoy the event, and I was lucky to be able to secure some superb chats with some of the talent and organizers on hand that night. From our loud conversations in Live on Elgin lounge, this episode are their stories
Dunrobin Go Fund Me Disaster Relief Donation Page:
Ben's Motel and the Guru Rebels Performing Live!
Ted Adler's Sound Decisions Studio on Facebook:
Interlangues Language School on Facebook:
LIVE on Elgin:
Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Set Me Free'