Thrift Store Love, a Winnipeg group with a lot of class, and great music, sent over this kind and caring note:
Dear friends at SSCOPE:
We are very sorry for your loss of George the cat. We were instantly taken with him! He was so friendly and caring and clearly loved by many. We were honoured that he chose to share the stage with us during our set, and deeply saddened when we heard of his passing. You are in our thoughts.
Go North for SSCOPE's Rockin' the Bridge on May 26 at 1466 Arlington St.
It keeps getting better for Rockin’ the Bridge 2012 for SSCOPE and Mental Health. We’ve confirmed our Friday night May 25th acts now with country singer Stu Porteous at 7:00 pm and Mike J.T. Melnyk and The Flip Cats with a rockabilly set at 8:00 pm. Saturday is set for two stages and nearly twenty performers in total both days.
Here’s the link for the May 5th Winnipeg Free Press coverage about Rockin’ the Bridge Street Party and Festival 2012 for SSCOPE and mental health. A detail schedule of events and performance time will be published on this website and SSCOPE’s Facebook page on May 11. Take note: the Celebrity Look Alike Contest and the Pulp Fiction Jack Rabbit Slims Twist contest redux will take place mid afternoon, the 5k Walk/Run/Bike fund raiser for mental health and SSCOPE will start at 9:30 am from 1466 Arlington St. Live Music starts at 11:00 am with the last performance starting at approximately 9:00. Just added to the performance lineup is Greg Crowe and The Scarlet Union.
You can view the latest Rockin’ the Arlington Bridge news release in pdf doc form by clicking HERE
With two Music Stages, a full Thrift Store, many related events and fun all day, our third year is shaping up to be the best ever. Even before it happens, we need to thank all the Manitoba Musicians and Performers who are coming on their own time and dime to support SSCOPE and our cause of helping people cope and recover from mental health problems by providing meaningful employment options. Wonderful support. Thank you!
In 2011 we received 145 new applications for employment, while already employing 150 individuals over the year. The need is real. We ask for your support by coming out on Saturday May 26 and joining with us at our Rockin’ the Bridge 2012 Festival and Street Party for fun, frolic and most importantly for mental health and SSCOPE’s continued development to serve the need better.
Update: Since the news release, we’ve had a cancellation from Azariah Paris because of a job move, however, we added Greg Crowe and The Scarlet Union at the same time.