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First Annual Foothills Land Trust Fundraising Concert with Cindy Church

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High River United Church

123 MacLeod Trail S.W.

High River, AB T1V

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Foothills Land Trust

The Foothills Land Trust (FLT) was established in 2003 as an Alberta Non-Profit Public Company and as a Federally Registered Charitable Organization. The FLT’s mission is to conserve and connect natural landscapes within the Municipal District of Foothills (MD) mainly through the use of Conservation Easements. The FLT currently holds and manages over 110 hectares of land in the MD. The FLT is unique amongst Albertan land trusts in that we are community focused and often protect small, yet ecologically significant, land parcels, thereby creating natural wildlife and riparian corridors (http://foothillslandtrust.org/).

For the past two years, FLT has worked to establish CEs on 24 Government of Alberta land titles bought out in the Highwood River Floodway after the severe flooding of 2013. In July 2016, we were successful, the Alberta Government announced that the titles, totalling 53 hectares, would be transferred to the MD of Foothills on the condition that FLT hold CEs on the properties, thereby protecting these properties in perpetuity. The establishment of CEs on the titles, as managed by the FLT, would create a monitored corridor along this stretch of the Highwood River.

A fundraising music concert with a well-known artist was identified as the best way of raising the organization’s profile and generating funds. Cindy Church is ideally suited since she is a Canadian Country Music Award Winner, has been nominated for several Canadian Music Association Awards and is well-known in the area having lived in the MD of Foothills and performed with Ian Tyson.

The Foothills Land Trust is holding a fundraising Concert and After Party with Cindy Church on September 23, 2017 in High River. Two venues will be utilized; the High River United Church for the Concert and Carlson’s on MacLeod for a ticketed After Party. The High River United Church has a 325 seat acoustically designed concert space. Carlson’s on MacLeod is a music venue only a block away from the United Church that has a maximum capacity of 130 people.

Doors Open - 6 pm Show - 7 pm After Party - 9:30 pm


Cindy Church Featuring Nathan Tinkham

A stellar presence in the Canadian music scene, Cindy Church has crafted a body of work that is at once artistically successful and culturally significant, sought after by fellow performers and treasured by listeners. Drawing set lists from her own catalogue and exceptional covers of tunes in performances to appreciative audiences internationally, Church has become renowned for the clarity and emotive precision of her voice and the subtlety of her approach to song interpretation and songwriting.

"An absolutely delightful singer with an astonishing range of styles… beautifully phrased slow songs, marvelous country tunes, a little jazz and some western swing… she doesn’t put a foot wrong, singing with complete assurance and a voice which oozes feeling and discernment. A true original and a real treat." Folk On Tap, United Kingdom

Grizzled veteran of the Canadian folk and country scenes, Nathan Tinkham started his career in the early 70s busking on the streets of Victoria. Over the next forty years he worked and recorded with Ian Tyson, Wilf Carter, Cindy Church, Quartette, Diamond Joe White, Undertakin' Daddies, Great Western Orchestra and a host of others. In addition to touring, he works out of his studio on Gabriola Island producing and recording.


"There are few artists or performers who are adored by their peers like Cindy Church. Ian Tyson calls her the “best female singer in the land”, John McDermott thinks the world of her, as does top drawer American songwriter Guy Clark. Then there’s Murray McLauchlan, who couldn’t wait to work with her after she was enlisted into the Lunch at Allen’s project. The list just goes on and on." Peter North, Edmonton Journal/CKUA


Rob Hollis with Fred Mallette

Opening the Concert, Rob Hollis is a western Canadian singer songwriter and guitarist. Born in Edmonton, raised in Alberta and on Vancouver Island and now lives in High River. Western Canada is a melting pot of musical styles and genres. Rob's music is a product of this environment. Trad Country .... bluesy ..... swingy ..... folk .... original.

In 1994, Canadian country airwaves bounced to "Rockabilly Heart", the debut by Canadian iconic songstress Cindy Church....and by songwriter Rob Hollis. Cindy went on to cover another Hollis original, "Wheel of Love" on her third solo release and the song was also included in live performances by the wonderful trio "Rankin, Church & Crowe".

"The relaxed pace and attention to detailed craftsman show up in the final product. Hollis has a smooth, comfortably lived-in voice that delivers his classic sounding lyrics" Penguin Eggs, Edmonton

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No refunds but the tickets can be used by someone else. We thank you for your donation to the Foothills Land Trust.

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If you are unable to attend someone else can use your ticket. Please note that Elder and Youth tickets are only useable by those over 70 years or under 18 years.

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