Hope you enjoyed my International Women's Day broadcast featuring Kelsey Matheson of the First Weekend Club and Jannett Scott (a.k.a. Lady Luscious of Women Ah Run Tings) and her daughter Cleoni Crawford . In case you missed it, I featured music by Queen Latifah (Order in the Court), and Canadian musicians Rita di Ghent (The Birth of Sprawl), Eleana Cuevas (Vidas) and Jannett Scott (Mystery Woman).
And speaking of Canadian, Kelsey and I talked about the importance of supporting Canadian film by going to see them on the first weekend that they hit the theatres. If a film does not do well on the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday screening it is pulled from the theatres. Think what this means to Canadian films that don't have the marketing millions of Hollywood films. So, if you hear about good Canadian film encourage your friends to see it that first weekend.
Sign up for a FREE membership at www.firstweekendclub.ca and find out more about their special screenings and events. It's also a great spot to see what films you've missed in the theatre, and what's available on DVD.
Joining in on the interview was Jannett's daughter, Cleoni Crawford who is in the process of launching a scholarship fund in memory of her sister Aleisha Ashley. Aleisha (17) and her best friend Monique McKnight (16) were killed when a stolen car being chased by the police slammed into their taxi. The two young women were on their way home from visiting Aleisha's aunt (not a night club as is commonly thought) when the accident occurred. Jannett talked about donating Aleisha's organs, and the importance of parents having a discussion about organ donation with their children.
Cleoni has teamed with Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto to create a scholarship for students from Downsview Secondary School, Westview Centennial Secondary School and Emery Collegiate Institute. One student from each school will be selected. A fundraising concert, "Gospel Arts & Praize", will be held on April 5th at Downsview Secondary School. For ticket information, donations and scholarship details please visit www.cleoni.ca