Tom Jackson and Friends Help End Hunger with 2013 Huron Carole Concert Series in Ottawa

Join Canadian actor and musician Tom Jackson and friends for an unforgettable evening of music for a good cause presented by Country 101.1 on Monday, December 2nd at 8:00pm at The Shenkman Centre in Ottawa,. The annual Huron Carole concert series returns this year with its national tour to help raise funds and awareness for Canada’s hungry. The high-quality musical talent includes George Canyon, One More Girl, Beverley Mahood and Shannon Gaye.

Since 1987, Tom Jackson has brought the message to end hunger by cultivating a network of like-minded artists brought together with the common interest of helping Canada’s needy. While under the name of The Huron Carole and Singing for Supper, the concert series has helped spread awareness of the nation’s hunger problems and raised funds to help food bank workers and volunteers accomplish their mission of ending hunger.

“There’s so much work to be done to quell this country’s problem with hunger and it’s hard to believe that in a country such as ours, this is still an ongoing issue.” Jackson says. “It’s a really good feeling to be able to help our brothers and sisters in need to feed their family and themselves, which is such a small and basic thing to ask when you think about it.”

Tickets cost $55 with special VIP tickets for $105 and are available for purchase at the box office, by phone or online. For more information, go to or call 613-580-2700. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 4th.

For over 40 years, Tom Jackson has been entertaining audiences through his acting and music – spreading his message of hope for a brighter future by raising awareness and funds for food banks and charitable organizations. While younger and older generations of TV viewers remember him for his acting as Billy Two Feathers in Shining Time Station and Chief Peter Kenidi in CBC’s North of 60, it is in his first love – singing – that draws him to create change. Jacson can inspire, uplift and entertain 10 or 10,000 and the gifts he shares, he carries from his ancestry, his life and his loves. 


George Canyon

George Canyon, a JUNO Award winner and one of this country’s top country-music stars, has sold over 300,000 albums in Canada. Those who have seen his live show know it’s an experience they will never forget. Canyon is sensitive to the population’s hunger situation and is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Huron Carole Show to help those in need.  Canyon has just signed a deal with Big Star Records Inc and now has a hit single – Slow Dance – and many acting credits in film and TV shows. Canyon’s latest performance, aired on TV, is in a remake of the 1929 classic Gary Cooper movie The Virginian with Trace Adkins and Ron Perlman.

The first thing audiences notice about the BC-based One More Girl (Britt and Carly McKillip) is their pristine blend of voices and effortless harmonies. Their poise and presence is something not often seen in such young performers.  One More Girl shared the stage with acts such as Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban , had many hit records in Canada and were recently signed to Open Road Recordings. One More Girl will soon release their new single Love Like Mine. The girls will also be appearing in the TV-movie Home for Christmas with George Canyon and others, airing on CMT this winter.

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One More Girl

Beverley Mahood is a dynamic entertainer with a passion and dedication to community. Mahood is a singer, songwriter, actress, model and television host, She first joined Tom Jackson and The Huron Carole Tour in 1998. Mahood recently returned to country music with the hit radio single and CMT video Hope and Gasoline. Her popular TV show – Pick a Puppy – is broadcast around the world. Her acting credits include the upcoming TV movie Changing Seasons. Mahood has performed for some very exclusive audiences, including the G8 World Leaders, and British Royals William and Kate. Mahood has also taken several trips overseas for our Canadian military. Recently Mahood hosted the CBC Canada Day Celebrations on Parliament Hill.

Shannon Gaye has just released her brand new CD Little Wonder – urban music with matter for the mind. This latest original CD pays homage to vintage Soul and R&B, an acoustic gem with a modern spin. Co-written & co-produced by pianist extraordinaire Kristian Alexandrov, “Little Wonder” presents evocative tales, solid grooves, and the sophisticated textured harmony that defines the idiom. From the most delicate melodies to sky high, roof-raising licks, Shannon is in full command of her voice. Music writer James Muretich described her as “the slender singer with the big soulful voice – the kind that knocks you for a loop.”


For more information, go to and visit The Huron Carole’s Facebook Page.