Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Excitement Heating Up as Canadian Rocker Colin James Celebrates this Weekend with the Arctic Winter Games

Excitement Heating Up as Canadian Rocker Colin James Celebrates this Weekend with the Arctic Winter Games Grande Prairie, Alberta – With only a few days until Canada’s own Colin James is in the city to celebrate with the 2010 Arctic Winter Games, excitement is growing. James is in the City this Saturday, March 28 for a 2010 Arctic Winter Games dine and dance and auction. The event will be held in a ballroom at the Evergreen Park TEC Centre.

Tickets that include a personal meet and greet with James are already sold out. Some tickets can still be purchased for the dinner and dance featuring the music of Colin James. Due to high demand, 100 tickets have been released just for the show.

The Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter appeals to a variety of international audiences and musiclovers, playing in the blues, rock and swing genres. Also joining James will be seven members of his band who have played with many of the industry’s greats including the Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton.

The evening will include a unique cultural component featuring aboriginal dancing. A live and silent auction will showcase paintings, sculptures, and art objects from Nunavik, Nunavut, Yukon, Northern Alberta, Greenland, Russia, and the Northwest Territories. Also to be auctioned off is a guitar signed by Colin James, as well as an Okanagan Resort package, which includes a spa, golf, winery tour, and dinner.

Tickets for Saturday’s dinner and dance are $175 and can be purchased at the Crystal Centre Box Office.
Show only tickets are $100. Call the Games office at 780-538-4777 for show tickets only.

The Arctic Winter Games is a biennial international sport and cultural event. Young athletes and performers from circumpolar regions gather to participate in a variety of sports and showcase their talents. The 2010 Games will be held in Grande Prairie, Alberta from March 6 – 13. Participating contingents will include Northern Alberta, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, the Russian region of Yamal and the Sami (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia)

Linda Side
Sponsorship Chair, 2010 Arctic Winter Games
Work: (780) 532-0636 Cell: (780) 831-8517

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