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Dress for Success celebrates Giving Tuesday with free concert

Virtual fundraising concert, An Evening With Jerry Leger, is slated to be shown live, via Facebook, on Dec. 1
2020-10-26 Supplied Jerry Leger photo by Laura Proctor
Photo of Jerry Leger supplied by Laura Proctor
Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie is pleased to announce Giving Tuesday Concert - An Evening with Jerry Leger.

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good, after the consumerism of Black Friday.

Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie is celebrating this day for non-profits by putting on a free virtual fundraising concert with talented Canadian musician Jerry Leger on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Jerry Leger is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter from and currently residing in Toronto. He’s toured across Europe, Canada and the United States, and outlets such as Rolling Stone, PopMatters, The Globe and Mail, Uncut, and the Toronto Star have sung his praises.

He’s shared stages with Jim Cuddy, The Sadies, Justin Townes Earle, Dawes, Deer Tick, and many others. Fellow acclaimed songwriter Ron Sexsmith states, “Jerry Leger has that spark in him that all the great songwriters have. He’s the real deal.”

Leger’s 2019 album, Time Out for Tomorrow, was produced by Michael Timmins of Canadian alternative band Cowboy Junkies and received glowing reviews. As another Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley put it, “Time Out for Tomorrow has the compelling stories and great energy that I’ve come to rely on from this talented and prolific songwriter.” Rolling Stone in Germany declared the album “a masterpiece”.

Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie is thrilled to be putting on this free virtual concert and expects that viewers will enjoy watching and listening to this brilliant musician from the comfort of their homes.

The concert will be streamed live from the Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie Facebook page. Although the event is free, there will be a Facebook donation button on the live stream and the organization hopes that "attendees" will consider donating to Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie.

Any amount assists them in continuing to help local women attain employment and economic independence. Special thank you goes to event sponsor Manulife Financial.