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Comedienne Knows Tragedy Too

Luba Goy jokes that she would never have been let into the country if the immigration authorities knew she would grow up and make fun of the politicians. Also an immigrant I never though the funny lady I watched on CBC’s Air Farce when I first came to Canada would cook me lunch one day. Still, somehow, twenty-eight years later we…

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Using the power of words and music

High Notes Avante is a soon to be charity using the power of words and music to help those touched by mental illness move forward. “We use words to share the success stories of everyday heroes and to showcase celebrities that have returned to normal and perhaps even happy lives after experiencing a mental health issue and–of course–to communicate to…

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Inspirational Poem – Escape


Inspirational Poem – Escape


Pitter patter, pitter patter Dropping like rain Sun peeking between weightless clouds Shining through a drop upon a leaf Imagining I’m in a place that’s so beautiful my eyes can’t stand to see Brilliant, vibrant colours rushing at me Streaming through my eyes I pretend I’m not alone in this empty grey room Where greedy faces peer through the door…

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Dreaming is good!

Dreaming is good!

To sit around and dream is not usually an activity that is encouraged, although most of us love John Lennon’s song Imagine.  But at High Notes Avante we know we wouldn’t be where we are today if we hadn’t allowed ourselves to explore the possibilities of our dreams. We dreamt of putting on an inspirational musical event that would help…

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