Bio – Allison Wiebe – Senior Piano

A leading interpreter of contemporary music, Allison Wiebe is a frequent performer throughout North America and the UK.

Currently on the piano performance faculty at Western University in London, Ontario, she maintains an active performing, adjudicating and teaching career.

Allison holds a Masters of Music in Piano Literature and Performance from Western University under James Anagnoson. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Honors) at Brandon University in Manitoba studying with Donald Henry and David Rogosin.

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Bio – Marie Baron – Musical Theatre

Ms. Baron began her stage career performing with the Canadian Opera Company following her training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the University of Toronto’s Opera Department. After transitioning to Music Theatre, she went on to star in both musicals and plays in theatres across Canada, the United States, London’s West End and on Broadway.

Ms. Baron has played leading roles in both musicals and plays. Her dramatic roles include Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Grand Theatre, London), Celia in As You Like It (Stratford Festival), and Janet in the original production of Waiting For the Parade (Alberta Theatre Projects).

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Bio – Susan Robinson – Junior Piano

Susan obtained her ARCT in 1986 and studied at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1990. She was one of the first graduates of the Licentiate Diploma in Performance and Pedagogy in what is now the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (1992), and also received her Fellowship Diploma in Piano Performance from Trinity College of Music, London.

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Bio – George Cleland – Strings

George Cleland has been the conductor of the Brock University String Orchestra since 2017 and the Peninsula Orchestra since 2007. He was a finalist in the Timmins Symphony Orchestra Conductor Search, conducting a concert in May 2016. George plays regularly as a violinist with the Niagara Symphony, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, and the World Rock Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the World Rock Symphony Bangkok tour of Return to Grace in 2015 and played in Toronto for the Bolshoi Ballet’s tour of North America in a production of Swan Lake in 2012.

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Recording January 4 2023

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197,460,315 Books

In December, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which includes over 2,700 local program partners, gifted over 2,226,765 books. The total number of free books gifted as of December 2022, is 197,460,315!

Including the books that will be sent out this month, the Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Kent will have gifted 1999 books!

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Kiwanis at YourTV

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Cheque Presentation 100 Women

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Chatham-Kent received a large cheque from the 100 Women Who Care Chatham-Kent, which will cover 3000 books for our kids in the program! On behave of the children: THANK YOU!!!

Quinn O’Hara Lassaline, one of the two co-founders of 100 Women Who Care shows the cheque to Cathy
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