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What's In The Bag? What You Could Win by Pledging $25 or More to The More the Merrier

Hello, arts lovers. Here's what's in the TmTm show prize pack (so far). One lucky member (pledge of $25 or more) will win ALL of these prizes. That person could be YOU. Good luck, and thanks for donating to The More the Merrier. (See details at right on how to pledge.)

First Weekend Club (Canada Screens Series)Tickets to Prom Night in Mississippi screening on Tues. Nov. 10th, 6pm. Drake Hotel Underground. Complimentary pre-screening drink + Talkback with filmmakers after the screening.

MEMBERSHIP DRAW! ONE lucky member (donations of $25 or more) will get ALL this!

Cinematheque Ontario
Wild River starring Lee Remick and Montgomery Clift, Nov. 21 7pm AND The Good, the Bad and the Ugly starring Clint Eastwood, Sun. Dec. 6th

Hart House Theatre Opening night performance to 2 plays:
A Midsummer Night's Dream Nov. 20th AND High Fidelity: January 15, 2010

Mirvish Productions
My Lesbian Mother's Jewish Wiccan Wedding Nov. 24th

Musicians in Ordinary
Violin Music of the 17th Century: Nov. 28th

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
The Princess and the Handmaiden Saturday, December 5 at 2PM.

Theatre Francais de Toronto
Le Domestique & Les Noirs sont heureux (Black People Are Happy) by Martin-David Peters &Rendez-vous Lakay (Rendez-vous with Home) by Djennie Laguerre Thursday, December 3. 8PM English surtitles.

Dancap Productions, Inc. has donated this sweet treat to the prize pack: The Toxic Avenger CD, Toxic Waste (seriously sour candy!) and a cushy "toxic" pen.

Angolan-born, Toronto singer/guitarist, Valu David has donated his self-titled debut CD to the cause. I love supporting Canadian talent.

Shout Outs!
Thanks to all the above organizations for their respective contribution to the TmTm show prize package.


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