Monday, June 26, 2017

ET’s Rick Campanelli Gives Back

campanelli_rick_lgET’s Rick Campanelli

There are some celebrities who truly embrace the spirit of giving back. ET’s Rick Campanelli and Triumph’s Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop are three such men.

Emmett, who is one of the original Triumph members and Dunlop, a more recent addition to Triumph, played the Kerr Street Celebration in Oakville last week under the banner of their fabulous band, The Strung-Out Troubadours.

Rick Campanelli did the hosting honours and by all accounts, did a fabulous job. Co-sponsored by Kiwanis Oakville, the event benefited Kerr Street Ministries, a group that looks after Oakville’s neediest. I’m not sure the final numbers are in but word is that a good chunk of change was raised to help this truly fine organization.

About the Strung-Out Troubadours

Since Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop formed the Strung-Out Troubadours in 2006, the duo has garnered significant critical acclaim including being named “Group of the Year” at the 2007 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. They perform both original pieces and covers and have come to be known as an act that satisfies a wide range of musical preferences. Emmett was an original member of the band Triumph and Dunlop performs with the re-formed Triumph.

About Rick Campanelli

Already one of Canada’s most popular TV personalities when he began with ET Canada in September 2005, Rick Campanelli’s onair career started after winning the 1994 MuchMusic Temp contest.

His easygoing, up-front style quickly made him a favourite of TV viewers from coast-to-coast. From his flying leap off a jagged cliff with Sean Paul, to his dive out of an airplane with the Foo Fighters, to the pounding he took from pro wrestler, Cain, his willingness to go the distance speaks volumes about his work ethic and dedication.

“You won’t find a nicer guy in this business. What you see is what you get and that’s why he has legions of fans who can’t get enough.”

-Zev Shalev, Senior Executive Producer, ET Canada.

About Kerr Street Ministries

Kerr Street Ministries (KSM) helps and gives hope to Oakville’s most vulnerable  citizens. Serving over 1800 people, KSM provides holistic support and care particularly for children and youth and low income families.

About SoChange:

SoChange provides opportunities for capacity building and shared change around the world. As an organization dedicated to advocacy, SoChange’s activities include brokering relationships with charitable organizations, planning fundraising events, and writing and consulting on project proposals and raise awareness for the non-governmental community. The organization exists to advocate, educate and stimulate active dialogue and tangible social change. SoChange envisions a world where extreme poverty is eliminated, human rights are respected, and the impact of HIV/AIDS is significantly reduced. Working locally and acting globally, SoChange is about influencing leaders and individuals here and abroad.

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