Rock the Vote is this Saturday June 25th at FRiKTiON NightClub (formerly Snails 113 1/2 Pitt Street in downtown Cornwall). Pictured is Joel Seguin. Guest Speakers include MPP Jim Brownell, City Councilor's Bernadette Clement and Maurice Dupelle, and former NDP candidate Mario Leclerc.
Cornwall - Jun. 22, 2011 - Rock the Vote is this Saturday June 25th at FRiKTiON NightClub (formerly Snails 113 1/2 Pitt Street in downtown Cornwall). The event is All Ages from 3pm to 9pm (and 19+ after 9pm) - there are 17 bands and admission is FREE! Guest Speakers include MPP Jim Brownell, City Councilor's Bernadette Clement and Maurice Dupelle, and former NDP candidate Mario Leclerc. Keynote speaker Jim Brownell will address the crowd just before provincial Liberal candidate Mark A MacDonald's set at 4pm. All provincial candidates successfully nominated have been sent an invitation to attend and speak.
Bands playing this years Rock the Vote: Elite World Artist, Be the Saviour, Coming of Age, Boozehound, Midnyte Revival, Slyde, Elly May, Kings Bishop, Bryden Avenue, Beer Barons, Kill for Change, and Administrator. Plus acoustic sets by Joel Sauve, The Keegan Larose band, Tracy Lalonde, Jeremy Rae Blair with Darlene Deschamps, and Mark MacDonald!
Cornwall's Rock the Vote has been an annual event since 2003. First organized by Jason Setnyk and Elaine MacDonald, Rock the Vote combines guest speakers and showcases some of Cornwall's best rock music. The first Rock the Vote featured keynote speaker Jack Layton of the NDP, and Cornwall Mayor at the time Brian Sylvester. This year's Rock the Vote like in previous years will feature amazing local music, local politicians and community volunteers.
Jason Setnyk is once again hosting Rock the Vote, an event that promotes voting and volunteering to a younger demographic. “Civic responsibilities like voting and volunteering in the community are both important lessons for people of any age, and concerts like Rock the Vote are a yearly reminder for young adults to go out and get involved,” says school teacher, community volunteer, and show promoter Jason Setnyk. “Rock the Vote is not going to change the world, but it might change some people’s minds. But it can’t end at Rock the Vote, social responsibilities are learned with experience, at school, and at the dinner table, too,” explains Setnyk. "I was concerned by the low voter turn out at the last municipal election. Events like Rock the Vote are great to start a dialogue and might inspire more people to get involved".