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29th McGregor Music Festival for Cancer


by Garrett Fodor

  On Sunday, residents braved the elements and flocked to Co-An Park in McGregor to enjoy the 29th annual, “Music Festival for Cancer.” Luckily for the event goers, the rain was not felt under the canopies.

  Over the course of the event’s 29 years, organizers estimate they have raised over $300,000 for the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation.

  Susan LeClair is the committee Chairperson for the Music Festival. She said this year’s turnout was good and event organizers hoped the show would provide something for everyone in attendance.

  “The weather has a lot to do with our turnout, but it’s been good and luckily it is an

enclosed area,” LeClair said.

  “This year, the funds are going towards the video conferencing equipment, which is huge, so patients don’t have to go into the cancer centre for their doctor visits. We will also be allocating part of it for the patient assistance program, which we always do,” LeClair said.

Eventgoers enjoyed performances from local groups such as: Exit 31, Daniel Rush Band, and Lookin Back.

When all was said and done, there were over nine hours of live music throughout the day. There was also a car and cart show hosted in conjunction with the festival, along with raffles and a pig auction.

  LeClair said organizers are building up the car show and the auctions, and are also giving out good prizes, in hopes of continuing to grow the event for years to come.


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