Toronto singer Corin Raymond is on his way to Quest University and all Squamish residents with Canadian Tire money sitting around should be on high alert.
Raymond made headlines last year by funding his new record, entitled Paper Nickels, entirely from donations of Canadian Tire money. He pulled it off with more than 30,000 bills gathered, weighing in at more than 60 total pounds.
The entertainer brings his one-man show, called “Bookworm,” to Quest on Saturday (Feb. 16). The performance is the first event in the Arts at Quest Series, with shows taking place approximately once a month at the university.
Student Jon Farmer said Squamish residents should enjoy the performance.
“I'm from Ontario and I've been a fan of Corin's music for years,” he said. “His shows are fun and after sharing his music with friends, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to show what he does in person. He really connects with his audiences.
“The Arts Series is the perfect way to bring him up, too, because it's accessible to the whole community. Any chance to connect Quest with the rest of the Squamish community is a good one and a night of theatre and music is even better.”
“Bookworm” is the story of a father reading to his son, growing up in a library, plus Spiderman, Ray Bradbury, and meeting the Minotaur for the first time just outside Wawa, Ont. The show looks at the power of reading and also speaks to parents, teachers and kids for whom school might not be the right system. Raymond also plans to play a few songs from his album at the event.
Quest officials hope to see more Squamish residents at these free events.
“Our arts events are proposed and organized entirely by students,” said Krista Lambie, Quest’s international programs student services coordinator. “We have developed the Arts at Quest Series as a way to provide and promote quality arts and cultural events to Quest and the Squamish community.
“We offer free admission for all to foster a sense of community and to ensure that events are accessible. We encourage community members to visit Quest’s website and learn about upcoming arts events on campus. We hope to see members of the community out for these performances, as well as at the many more to come in the fall.”
“Bookworm” is taking place at the third floor of the library building, with the show getting underway at 8 p.m. For more information on Quest events, visit www.portal.questu.ca.