Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series

"...passionate about bringing artists and audiences together"

 
All Shows 7:30 p.m.

Sioux North High School

 
 
Generously supported by local businesses and individuals.
 
 
For more information call
(807) 737-2174 or 737-1677
 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2020

The Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series announces

Response to COVID-19 – Potential Live Entertainment in 2021

The leaves are changing colour and normally the Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series (SHES) would be gearing up for an exciting line-up of professional entertainment to fill the cooler months. Along with so many other sectors, live performance presenters have been affected by the pandemic.

Last year, SHES managed to present their usual six-show series before everything closed down, but sadly, they were not able to present their final two “bonus performances.” This year, instead of starting in September, the committee is hoping to launch the series in January 2021, going through to May 2021.

The Series’ process involves booking performances a year in advance. In addition to dealing with artists’ cancelling or deferring to later dates, the committee has been working on securing grants from various funders and continuing programming efforts. Deepest appreciation is extended to the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Dances and Ontario Presents.

SHES appreciates all of the inquiries from audience members, sponsors and the community as a whole, and wants to assure everyone that they remain committed to continuing to present live professional performances across different artistic genres.

The committee is mindful of government health regulations and the protocols adopted by the performance venue, and wishes to ensure that all necessary steps are taken so that people can appreciate the arts collectively, while supporting one another and keeping our communities safe. Like everyone else, committee members are learning their way through this.

Committee chair, Alyson Martin assures audience members and sponsors that, “We will keep you posted each step of the way and look forward to bringing artists and audiences together. We have an exciting line-up waiting in the wings. Please keep your eyes on our Facebook page, website, the Sioux Lookout Bulletin, and our usual poster locations, so you will be ready to join us in our ongoing celebration of the performing arts.”

For more information, please contact: Alyson Martin, 737-1677 or Laurel Wood, 737-2174