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Dance for the County – postponed to Feb 22

Due to the poor weather February 8, organizers postponed the dance for two weeks.

Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 22nd instead – same great music, fabulous list of silent auction items, and good company!

A dance is being held Friday, February 22 at 8 pm at the Waring Hall , with proceeds going to CCSAGE – County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy.

The fight against industrial wind turbines inappropriately placed in important wildlife areas, or near residences, has been publicly waged by a handful of volunteers representing the citizen’s groups within CCSAGE. We have run campaigns such as the Naturally Green lawn signs, newspaper ads, flyers / information leaflets / information web pages, and held public meetings and rallies. We have written articles for newspapers and open letters to the Premier and the Ministers of the Provincial Government. At Shire Hall, we appeared before Council and the Committee of the Whole.

Now that the wind factory at Ostrander Point has been approved and we suspect that Phase 1 of White Pines is not far behind, it is time to focus our efforts. To continue that work, and to involve consultants in order to oppose the potential approval of the “White Pines” project, we are holding fundraising events such as this dance, with a goal of $15,000.  Although this is outside the money required to fund legal cases directly, CCSAGE strongly supports the two-prong Ostrander Point legal appeals now under way by the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC; based on serious effects on human health) and Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN; based on serious and irreversible harm to the alvar ecosystem, endangered species, and migratory birds).

“There is so much to be done beyond the legal challenge at Ostrander Point” says Garth Manning, Chair of CCSAGE.

“There is one more project pending approval in the very near future and several more waiting in the wings to move to the final stages before construction. In order to continue our work, it is necessary to raise money within the community we have committed to protect.”

Karen Empringham, organizer for the fundraising dance, says “We wanted to offer the community a chance to come out for an enjoyable evening and still support our cause. Little Bluff is a local band that has already garnered a bit of a following due to the combination of roots, blues, and a twist of soul that they play. We are hopeful that anyone who has not already heard the band, but heard of them, will take this opportunity to come and see them perform and help us with our fundraising goal.”

For further information, please contact Karen Empringham 613-476-4060 or


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  1. Karen Empringham says:

    Put on your dancin’ shoes! The band has been practising and are ready to provide some fantastic entertainment!

    If you have not yet heard this band, you are in for a real treat!

    Little Bluff … plays great stuff!

    See you Friday at Waring Hall at 8 pm!

  2. Karen Empringham says:

    Due to poor weather conditions expected to last throughout the day, we are reluctantly postponing this event for 2 weeks.

    Same great music, fabulous list of silent auction items, and good company!

    Hope you can all make it on the 22nd!

  3. Karen Empringham says:

    We have had a great response from the community for this event! Many people have reserved their tickets in advance and you can still do this until Thursday. If you reserve in advance you will be entered in a special draw.

    Little Bluff had a great session last week at Coach’s and the crowd was up dancing the whole night. If you have not already heard this band, prepare to be amazed!

    We have amassed well over 40 silent auction items including some original artwork, packages from wineries and from restaurants. It will be an interesting mix of items to bid on.

    So, don’t miss out! C’mon out and support the fight!

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