Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series committee hoping for January series launch
Tim Brody - Editor
Normally at this time of year the Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series would be gearing up to present an exciting season of live entertainment to fill Sioux Lookouts cooler months.
Instead, the Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series (SHES) committee is hoping to begin the series in January and run through to May.
SHES was able to present their usual six-show series last season, but were not able to present two
“bonus performances” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a news release issued by SHES, the committee explained, “The Series’ process involves booking performances a year in advance. In addition to dealing with artists’ cancelling or deferring to later dates, the committee has been working on securing grants from various funders and continuing programming efforts. Deepest appreciation is extended to the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Dances and Ontario Presents.”
The news release went on to state, “SHES appreciates all of the inquiries from audience members, sponsors and the community as a whole, and wants to assure everyone that they remain committed to continuing to present live professional performances across different artistic genres.
“The committee is mindful of government health regulations and the protocols adopted by the performance venue, and wishes to ensure that all necessary steps are taken so that people can appreciate the arts collectively, while supporting one another and keeping our communities safe. Like everyone else, committee members are learning their way through this.”
Committee chair Alyson Martin assured audience members and sponsors that, “We will keep you posted each step of the way and look forward to bringing artists and audiences together. We have an exciting line-up waiting in the wings. Please keep your eyes on our Facebook page, website (https://siouxhudson
entertainmentseries.ca/), the Sioux Lookout Bulletin, and our usual poster locations, so you will be ready to join us in our ongoing celebration of the performing arts.”