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#92414 - Mon, 06 Jun 2005 12:14:00 Canada to take part in Live 8 ?
Dmitry Offline
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http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2005/06/03/1068968.html

Ottawa eyed for Live 8 gig
Concert would follow Canada Day bashes
By JESSICA HALLAM - Ottawa Sun

OTTAWA - This year's Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill could be followed by Live 8 on July 2.

Although unconfirmed, it was reported yesterday that Parliament Hill will be included in the group of venues that will host Live 8 concerts to bring awareness to worldwide poverty.

"Together we're looking at where's the best venue and, as more people jump on board ... figure out what the best combination of possibilities are," World Vision spokeswoman Sharon Marshall told the Sun last night.

"Today the number of incoming calls into the group organizing has increased and the enthusiasm is increasing," she said, adding World Vision, the charity group trying to organize the event, is in heavy negotiations with artists, venues, sponsors and the Live Aid organization.

She wouldn't confirm reports that Bryan Adams, the Barenaked Ladies, Jann Arden and Our Lady Peace would be included in the lineup."

The concerts are being held just days before leaders from the world's richest countries meet in England for a G8 conference.

London, Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia and Rome were already confirmed as venues earlier this week by Bob Geldof, who founded the hugely successful Live Aid concerts in 1985.

The Live 8 concerts will all have free admission and the artists will be donating their time. Corporate sponsors will cover other costs.

This year's concerts fall 20 years after Live Aid, which raised millions of dollars for famine-stricken Ethiopia.

Marshall said that the difference between Live Aid and Live 8 concerts is its purpose. The purpose of this year's events has evolved into a political statement, from that of a simple fundraiser.

"It's a coalition ... to cancel the debt to poor countries, to create fair-trade rules and to find ways to end child poverty," she said.

City Coun. Diane Deans would like to keep the Canada Day celebrations alive with the Live 8 gig.

"It just keeps that many more people in the capital for another day," said Deans.

- With files from Derek Puddicombe/CP

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#92415 - Mon, 06 Jun 2005 18:45:00 Re: Canada to take part in Live 8 ?
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Originally posted by Dmitry:
Ottawa eyed for Live 8 gig
Concert would follow Canada Day bashes
By JESSICA HALLAM - Ottawa Sun

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The concerts are being held just days before leaders from the world's richest countries meet in England for a G8 conference.
uhm ... erm ... isn't the g8 conference goin' to happen in gleneagles / perthshire , which isn't in england , but in scotland !? :rolleyes:

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#92416 - Thu, 09 Jun 2005 04:14:00 Re: Canada to take part in Live 8 ?
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good kick, but for us non-Brits, England is very often a synonyme to Great Britain shocked

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#92417 - Fri, 10 Jun 2005 06:16:00 Re: Canada to take part in Live 8 ?
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Then you should be ashamed of yourself! <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

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#92418 - Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:41:00 Re: Canada to take part in Live 8 ?
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Then you should be ashamed of yourself! <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />
I am, but do you know that Russians, Ukrainians and Belarussians are DIFFERENT nations ??!!

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#92419 - Mon, 20 Jun 2005 22:53:00 Re: Canada to take part in Live 8 ?
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Sounds like the concert in Canada won't be in Ottawa, but rather in Barrie, Ontario, which is about an hour outside of Toronto.

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