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Last chance to purchase tickets for Oakville Public Library’s fundraiser

May 3, 2018

Oakville Public Library (OPL) will be holding its First Annual Fundraiser next week on May 10 at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA). The fundraiser, which is being held in recognition of Sexual Assault Prevention Month and Mental Health Week, features Canadian musician Séan McCann – formerly of the folk-rock band Great Big Sea.

With a limited amount of tickets still available, the library is encouraging locals to support their community by attending the event or by participating in the event’s online auction, which opens on May 7 and runs until 11:59 p.m. on May 13.

McCann frequently tours around the country to present audiences with his genuine life story about surviving abuse, battling addiction, and becoming sober. Using a combination of music and anecdotes, McCann portrays the battles many individuals face and helps his audiences better understand the importance of mental health.

Acting as a safe space for its community, OPL aims to introduce new initiatives to support those in need. Funds raised from the event will enable the library to develop and expand vital services.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds raised from the event and online auction will be donated to the Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton to aid in their work of helping survivors of violence.

The event`s tax-deductible tickets are available to purchase through the OCPA box office or website. VIP ticket-holders are invited to attend an exclusive meet-and-greet reception and will receive a seat in the theatre’s preferred viewing section.

OPL has dozens of items up for bid in its online auction, such as hand-crafted quilts, original paintings, and authentic Chinese décor. The online auction will be accessible and open to anyone, regardless of whether they are attending the event.

To learn more about the event, purchase tickets, or to view items and participate in the event`s online auction, please visit www.opl.ca/seanmccann.