Corner Gas Star, Brent Butt, to perform in support of Hospice

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Truro, NS – The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is pleased to announce that star of Corner Gas, Brent Butt, will be performing at You’ll Die Laughing 2017. Brent Butt will also be joined at You’ll Die Laughing by special guest, Bill Carr. The event will take place on Friday, May 5th at 6:30pm at the Cobequid Education Centre (CEC), 34 Lorne Street, in Truro, NS. The night will include a pre-event reception beginning at 5:00pm. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:00.

About Brent Butt

Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention. Brent honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20 moved to the city to pursue a career in stand-up. Within months he was headlining top clubs in Toronto, and within a couple years he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals.

His television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, but he was also busy creating his own TV series – a sitcom called CORNER GAS. It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named “Funniest Show on TV” by TV Guide readers. Canada’s favourite comedy is now shown in over 26 countries including the US. The final episode of the series was “the highest (rated) on record for a Canadian scripted series since it began keeping track in 1994”

Brent’s follow-up series HICCUPS ran for two seasons. In 2013 Brent was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to community and country. That same year Brent’s first feature film entitled NO CLUE and directed by Carl Bessai was released. Brent wrote, starred in and produced the film under his Sparrow Media banner.

Recently the highly anticipated feature film return to Dog River with CORNER GAS:

THE MOVIE saw the entire beloved cast reunited to the delight of rabid fans and new fans alike. The movie received a special Golden Screen Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards recognizing the projects stellar ratings and ‘most watched’ status.

With Brent performing, writing, executive producing, and even directing, there is little doubt the future holds many untold achievements for one of Canada’s brightest stars.

About Bill Carr 

Bill Carr is an actor, award winning satirist, writer, speaker and coach. For over twenty five years, Bill has been making people laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. Bill helps people see their world in new and exciting ways. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and consideration.

Bill recently published his first book Acting’Up:’Lessons from the Theatre of Life and continues to be active in his art with a recent recurring role in Spike TV’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Mist” scheduled for release in 2017. Together with his wife Gola, Bill is cofounder of the Atlantic Restorative Company (ARC), a social entrepreneurship focused on creating space for authentic human exchange, communication and coaching. Bill is based in both Halifax and Toronto.

Bill served on the Board of The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, The Community Justice Society of Nova Scotia, Actra, The Atlantic Comedy Festival Society, to name a few. Bill’s volunteerism in his community is extensive. He is the honorary spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Society and an honorary Trustee of the IWK Hospital for Children. Bill contributes his talents as a fundraiser for many causes and every year is a host on the IWK Telethon. As well he is Master of Ceremonies for annual events in support of the IWK and Unicef, as well as events in support of Neptune Theatre, Mermaid Theatre, the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, the Abilities Foundation, Reaching out for Adolescent Mental Health, Phoenix House, the CNIB, Northwood and others.

Bill is a community activist and is a cofounder of a new company called ARC: The Atlantic Restorative Company, which works to integrate restorative practices into every aspect of family, business and community. As Bill says, “It’s all a matter of Justice, empathy and peace.”

About Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying.

A registered charity, Hospice relies on the support of a generous community to fund all programs and receives no direct government funding. Hospice operations are entirely funded by private donations, bequests, fundraisers, and community grants. All funds raised from You’ll Die Laughing will benefit crucial Hospice programs.

Tickets for You’ll Die Laughing 2017 with Brent Butt and Bill Carr are now available from www.ticketpro.ca, 1-888-311-9090, and all Ticketpro outlets. Ticket price is $37.50.

We hope you will all join us on Friday, May 5th, 2016 for a great for a laugh in support of a great cause!

Media Contact Information:

Craig Johnson
Executive Director
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer Jean Gascoigne:

Why is Hospice important to you?

"My journey to hospice came when I needed help with coping with grief from the loss of my Mother, Father and twin brother as well as close friends in a very short period of time.

After giving myself time to heal and face the world in a different way, I realized that I would like to give back some of the knowledge I had learned from my life lessons with grief.

The opportunity arose to take a training course which hospice put on. This gave me the tools and understanding to help families in my community by sitting with their loved ones while they took a little well earned time for themselves.

Everyone will suffer loss in their lives but with the guidance of hospice many families will be able to face the loss of a loved one knowing that there is always someone there for them with just a smile, word of encouragement or hug to give them courage to face another day."
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Did You Know... We accept cash, cheque, credit cards or e-transfers for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 *PRE-PAY OPTION*.

Email us at info@cehhospice.org or call us at 902-893-3265 to make arrangements!
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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 072 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $225!

Thank you to all of our participants for your continued support... If you would still like to SIGN UP, it's not too late!

Find out everything you need to know at cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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✨Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50!✨
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Visit the link in our bio for all of the details.
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer Jean Gascoigne:

Why is Hospice important to you? "My journey to hospice came when I needed help with coping with grief from the loss of my Mother, Father and twin brother as well as close friends … https://t.co/vvw9DdA9BQ

Did You Know... We accept cash, cheque, credit cards or e-transfers for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 *PRE-PAY OPTION*.
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Email us at info@cehhospice.org or call us at 902-893-3265 to make arrangements!
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#hospice #trurobuzz #bucketlist #didyouknow #dyk … https://t.co/kjtcvbaHfy

It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 072 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $225!
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Thank you to all of our participants for your continued support... If you would still like t… https://t.co/U4DCVo8jIs

✨Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50!✨
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Visit the link in our bio for all of the details.
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#hospice #5050 #trurobuzz #dontforget #cha… https://t.co/17f9PuqVKd

This week's number – 516 – was PLAYED in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Our WINNER will be taking home $561.50. Thank you to all participants for your continued support. This was one of our biggest week to date and we are excited to see it grow!
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