Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Saving Asian Elephants one drum at a time (edited with more info on benefit concert)

(Canada Chronicles continued ...)

Last night when I met up with two friends to go here, one of them, Nancy told me about a jazz concert a friend of hers has organised (for tonight) to raise funds on behalf of the Asian Elephants. We are going to the concert ... but we've decided that prior to that we will have a little concert of our own.

Weeks ago when we all first met, we had planned to go drum-busking in front of The Big Carrot. But last night we decided we would drum-busk this evening, before we attend the benefit concert for the Elephants (Information here). Instead of doing it in front of the Carrot, we'll drum in the Dundas Square area, where there is a lot more pedestrian traffic. It may end up being just two of us, but we've decided that whatever money we make (hopefully more than $1.91), will go toward the Asian Elephant fund.

(Nelly the Elephant will be proud).

Very interesting that drumming encourages 'community'. I just looked up elephant as a power animal and it means something similar: community, love, commitment, etc. (Read the link if you have the time/are interested).

The drum-busking will take place in the Dundas Square area starting at 6:00 p.m. Admission: free. Donations for the Elephants encouraged.

The jazz concert will take place at 720 Bathurst Street, South of Bloor, West side, downstairs. Admission: $20. (50% of proceeds go to the fund for the Elephants).

To find out more and donate online to the Asian Elephant fund, visit The Elephants' Umbrella Fund.

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Anonymous Kelly said...

Oh, I hope you get someone to take a photo of the busking. I have always felt in tune with elephants. I so enjoyed the book The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy. I've read a mountain of books about animal communication and social structure, too. Elephants are such complex creatures emotionally and socially and--if Gowdy's imagination is on target--spiritually, too.

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Blogger Susan said...

Animal welfare groups say the treatment of Asian elephants violates the Endangered Species Act. The circus sees a 'crusade to eliminate animals from circuses, zoos and wildlife parks.

1:52 AM  

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