11/24/2014 0 Comments
Finally a Break!
The last few months have been action packed at work. In a very short window of time, we managed to plan a succesful concert for artist Kanwar Grewal. Ticket sale restrictions imposed upon us from the original venue forced us to quickly search out another. Luckily a new venue in the NE of Calgary opened up and had space on the same date so we were able to grab it. (Serious stroke of luck!) This was the first time that I’ve hired and worked with this particular sounds & lights crew and security company. I was a little on edge leading up to the show because the only way it was going to fly was if the people I hired all delivered as promised! After the regular stresses of set up, sound checks and such, we managed to open doors and start the show ALMOST on time! The show turned out to be really tight from a technical perspective and the audience seemed more than delighted.
Before the dust could settle, the first annual RED FM Radiothon took place inside the RED FM studio to raise funds for new neonatal care rooms at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary. I initially made contact with the Peter Lougheed Hospital people around June but we didn’t manage to seriously discuss the possibility of doing the fundraiser until mid-September. With just under 2 months to go (and the Kanwar Grewal concert to plan in between), we managed to put together a 1-day radiothon that raised over $868,900.00 CAD. Donations from so many amazing Calgary residents continued to come in for many days after the radiothon and our total ended up being about $900,000.00 CAD. It was the first time doing a “planned” radiothon at RED FM Calgary and a first working with the Calgary Health Trust and Peter Lougheed Centre teams. Awesome day for sure but I think we were all seriously exhausted after that experience!
Now for the most important part, my family! Adderley is now beginning to say more and more words as the days go by. Coltrane’s ability to speak is simply mind blowing. Both of my boys are growing up so fast. Amber is a rock star too. She seems to be enjoying her work place, she is so good to the boys and somehow manages to cook these amazing meals everyday. I am a lucky man :)
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