Photography by Andrew Hartl
In support of CAMH Foundation Gifts of Light and with a goal of $100,000, this year’s annual Andy Kim Christmas show was held at The Phoenix in Toronto.
Said Kim a few weeks prior to the show: “I’m thrilled to announce both the return of many of my musical friends, as well as a number of artists joining me for the first time. As is the case every year, I can always count on the generosity of spirit of wonderful performers who join me in supporting a very important cause. For the third year in a row, this year’s concert will be benefiting CAMH and its Gifts of Light Program”
CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. Gifts of Light is a program aimed at providing hope and comfort to the patients in treatment at CAMH. While it is a year-round program, it brings hope and dignity to patients who may otherwise be alone, without gifts or visitors or cause for celebration, during the holiday season.
Performers included, of course, Andy Kim, along with Tom Cochrane, Barenaked Ladies, Michael and Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), The Trews, Ron Sexsmith, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), Beaches, Honeymoon Suite, Kardinal Offishall, Finger Eleven, Tom Wilson, Tomi Swick and other featured guest hosts.
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