Coronavirus: Okotoks musicians rock out from driveways to support food bank
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Coronavirus: Okotoks musicians rock out from driveways to help meals financial institution

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Sunday introduced folks in Okotoks collectively — at a protected distance — to collect donations for the meals financial institution via musical performances.


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Organizers dubbed it a music drive, with musicians of all ages jamming from their lawns, driveways and garages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singers performed in a drive for the food bank in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Singers carried out in a drive for the meals financial institution in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, Could 24, 2020.


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The occasion was sparked by a Fb publish from Jessica DeCoste that generated a whole lot of curiosity.

“I’m very proud. I don’t assume the phrases are actually on the market to explain how I’m feeling about this,” she stated.

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DeCoste stated the drive had all sorts of music, together with a French horn quartet, rock bands and opera singers.

A French horn quartet performed in a music drive for the food bank in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

A French horn quartet carried out in a music drive for the meals financial institution in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, Could 24, 2020.


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Organizer Andrea Siqueira needed folks to carry out from the consolation of their very own houses.

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“It’s to convey out the love and pleasure of music throughout this time of disaster and [fill the neighbourhood with music], and getting folks out and socializing from a distance,” she stated.

People turned out to a music drive for the food bank in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Individuals turned out to a music drive for the meals financial institution in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, Could 24, 2020.


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Musicians from about 18 homes performed as non-perishables amassed for the meals financial institution.

“All of it got here collectively fantastically in collaboration with an individual that I had by no means met, Jessica DeCoste,” Siqueira stated.

People turned out to a music drive for the food bank in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Individuals turned out to a music drive for the meals financial institution in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, Could 24, 2020.


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Siqueira described how enjoyable it was to share her love of music.

“Spreading pleasure and peace and hope… Hope to all people that we’re going to get via this and we’ve received this,” she stated.


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The drive had been within the works since Could 2.

People turned out to a music drive for the food bank in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Individuals turned out to a music drive for the meals financial institution in Okotoks, Alta., on Sunday, Could 24, 2020.


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