– Brian Gladstone, Festival Director, Winterfolk
Sue and Dwight are:
Sue Peters – vocals and acoustic guitar
Dwight Peters – vocals, guitars, piano, and accordion
The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.
Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars. They provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. Some recent quotes clearly attest to their success:
“Your superb fingerstyle guitar and vocal harmonies are indeed a listening delight. The audience clearly enjoyed every piece you played and sang”.
Becky Ryder, Museums of Mississauga
“Don and Brent have a wonderful sound and the songs stay with you. I find myself singing them around the house and in the car.
Red Rover is destined to become a Canadian classic. The instrumental pieces are moving and evocative”.
Don and Brent are not satisfied to keep their music local. They love playing for audiences large and small. With encouragement from virtually every quarter, their plans include more radio play, magazine coverage and travel around the province.
9:00 – 2:00 Bubble Tent at the back ball diamond – see how many kinds you can blow…
9:30 – 11:00 History of Glen Williams Treasure Hunt
10:00 A Baseball Game with a Difference
10:00 Historical Walking Tour – meet at the Williams Mill – upper parking lot
10:00 – 3:00 Children’s activities under the trees in the park
10:00 – 3:00 Face painting at the picnic tables in the park
10:00 – 4:00 Craft vendors in the gazebo field
11:00 Martin Media Productions disc jockey (Lee Martin) at the gazebo – sponsored by Yorkshire Enterprises Inc.
12 Noon … THE PARADE
Immediately following the parade the Opening Ceremonies will be held at the main stage in the gazebo, followed by the presentation of Citizen of the Year and the cutting of the Canada Day Cake.
1:00 – 3:00 Strawberry Tea for seniors
1:30 Come and try The Cake Walk at the front ball diamond
1:30 Morris Men in front of the Gazebo
2:00 Almost Cool band at the Gazebo
2:30 The Glen Pet Show at the front ball diamond – sponsored by Georgetown Animal Clinic
4:00 The Duck Race (have you got your duck race tickets yet?)
The ducks will leave the Park for their annual race down the Credit River. Winners will be announced at the Gazebo immediately following the race.
Please be aware that free parking is available at the Real Canadian Superstore with two free shuttle buses to/from the Superstore and the Glen. PLEASE use this parking area as there is minimal parking in the Glen.
Buses will run from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a break for the parade from 11:40 – 1:15.
NOTE: ALL ROADS INTO THE GLEN WILL BE CLOSED AT 11:30 – NO TRAFFIC WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE GLEN AFTER THAT TIME UNTIL 1:30.
Thank you to The Real Canadian Superstore and the Town of Halton Hills.