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February 22, 2010: Acapellics Anonymous had a wonderful time performing for patients at the Rehabilitaion unit at Cornwall Community Hospital, Second Street site.

After we sang for the main group, we were requested to sing an encore for the patients at the door as they wheeled by.

Then, at the suggestion of staff, we toured the facility singing for patients unable to move to the Gym, then to others who wanted more. The half-hour gig filled a full hour.

We were followed by one enthusiastic but very slow-moving groupie in a wheelchair for whom we provided a push while she steered.

One prominent member of the Arts community, Ron Sullivan, attended the performance, and appeared quite pleased when we serenaded him in his room.

Here is a link to an article in the CCH Newsletter with a story and video by staffer Carol White of part of our serenade for Ray Thompson, pictured below.

There were lots of photo ops; we’ll post pictures here as they arrive.

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Photo: Kathryn Essex-McIntyre

James introduces us

Photo: Carol White

AA sings to Ray Thompson

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is active in supporting therapy for children with speech disorders. We do this through contributions to Harmonize For Speech, which in turn answers our requests for contributions to local speech therapy institutions.

Photo: Putting our money where their mouth is

Ron Presents a cheque

Ron Symington, President of C-Way Sound Barbershop Chorus presenting a cheque to Harmonize for Speech. In turn, Harmonize for Speech made a contribution to Speech improve pathology resources in SD&G

Ron presents an earlier cheque

Ron Symington, President of C-Way Sound Barbershop Chorus presenting a cheque for $525 to Diane Height, Speech-Language pathologist of the Children’s Rehabilitation Program, Cornwall Community Hospital.

The Children’s Rehabilitation Program is the Cornwall site of the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. The donation will be used for the purchase of the Boardmaker program which is a computer program used to generate picture symbols that children who are non-verbal or minimally verbal exchange as their form of communication. The program will help children learn to communicate through a picture communication system called the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

The cheque is from Harmonize For Speech, the charity that Barbershoppers all around North America support.
The Children’s Rehabilitation Program is the Cornwall site of the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. The donation will be used for the purchase of the Boardmaker program which is a computer program used to generate picture symbols that children who are non-verbal or minimally verbal exchange as their form of communication. The program will help children learn to communicate through a picture communication system called the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). The cheque is from Harmony For Speech, the charity that Barbershoppers all around North America support.