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Green Guide for Events | City of Little Rock


In our studies, we have found that the simplest measures are the most effective ones. We encourage all local events to start their journey Towards Zero Waste by focusing on the elimination of individual items of trash and single-use plastic from their event footprint. We strongly encourage anyone starting on this journey to focus wholly on each individual item and its total eradication before moving onto the next. Your vendors and attendees need realistic, achievable goals, and you must support them in their efforts while enforcing your guidelines. Volunteers will be a crucial component to your success, as they will be educators and enforcers on the day(s) of your event.



We have developed a 3-pronged approach to the creation of our sustainability guidelines:

What the event can do.
What the vendors can do.
What the attendees can do.

What the Event Organizer Can Do


Communicating your guidelines clearly and confidently to your vendors, attendees, and community is critical to your success. 


Share resources with your vendors, tips with your attendees, and use signage and volunteers on the day(s) of your event to help everyone succeed (and take lessons home that positively impact the community). 


Event organizers must be adamant about the sustainability goals and define a system for dealing with nonobservance (particularly with vendors). Use signage and volunteers on the day(s) of your event to enforce efforts.

What the Vendors Can Do


We all have to recognize that how we are packaging and selling products is mostly unsustainable. Take responsibility for your business and home, and realize that being a steward of the Natural State is for future generations and the convenience of today should not be first priority.


Respect the goals of the event and do your part when packaging and presenting your product. Imagine if you had to personally deal with all of the waste from your product – make it minimal, biodegradable, and/or easily recyclable.


We know that humans must curtail our single-use, convenience-driven lifestyles to expect a future home for their progeny. That being said, this is still a trend that is gaining much traction! Share your successes with your patrons, and you will both be gratified at buying your product!


What the Event Attendees Can Do


Share and support your efforts online and by word of mouth! Give plenty of opportunity for the community to engage and react to your sustainability goals.


On the day of the event, attendees must come prepared to meet your goals. By bringing their own vessels, saying no to straws, and separating waste properly, everyone will be contributing to keeping the Natural State litter-free.


Urge attendees and the community to take these lessons beyond your event. Challenge them with ways to think outside the “plastic box” and engage with them on their efforts as a follow up!

(Próximamente) Descarga el manual en español aquí.

Access the appendix here

For more information about these resources and how to use them, please contact Brittany Nichols, City of Little Rock Recycling and Sustainability Programs Educator, at 501-371-4646 or by emailing

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Editors’ Picks: 13 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Paola Pivi’s Immersive Denim Tunnel to a Fountain Sculpture at Rock Center | Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 13 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Paola Pivi's Immersive Denim Tunnel to a Fountain Sculpture at Rock Center | Artnet News

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)

Jeppe Hein calls his water-based fountain sculptures “liquid architecture.” His latest interactive water pavilion work at Rockefeller Center will feature four concentric circles of sprinkler “walls” which rise and fall at random, the water creating an ever-changing artwork that doubles as a respite from the summer heat.

Location: Rockefeller Center, Center Plaza, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
Price: Free
Time: On view daily at all times

2. “M.A.L.E.H.: Messages About the Landscapes of the End of the History, Never Again Edition” at Elma, Brooklyn

For two years, the Ukrainian artist Anton Varga painted apocalyptic landscapes and failed utopias, often using the imagery of Socialist Realism. The works were a way of communicating what he saw as the beginning of the “End of History,” he has written, “and its arrival is expressed in the painful disappearance of utopian will from our societies.” Then Russia invaded Ukraine and similarly dystopian imagery began appearing everywhere. So he stopped the series, darkly pronouncing to himself, “never again.” Proceeds from the sale of works will be donated to Ukrainian aid group Come Back Alive.

Location: Elma, 216 Plymouth St., Brooklyn
Price: Free
Time: Saturday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. or by appointment

—Rachel Corbett


Wednesday, June 22–May 2023

Meriem Bennani, <em>Windy</em>. Photo courtesy of High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary.

Meriem Bennani, Windy. Photo courtesy of High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary.

3. “Meriem Bennani: Windy” at the High Line, New York

High Line Art unveils its latest work, a co-commission with Audemars Piguet Contemporary that is the first kinetic sculpture by Meriem Bennani, as well as her first sculpture that doesn’t incorporate any video.

Location: High Line, West 24th Street and 10th Avenue, New York
Price: Free
Time: On view daily at all times

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, June 23–Friday, July 15

Honor Titus, <em>Thy Margent Green</em> (2021). Courtesy of Timothy Taylor, New York and London.

Honor Titus, Thy Margent Green (2021). Courtesy of Timothy Taylor, New York and London.

4. “Spotlight: Honor Titus” at the Flag Art Foundation, New York

Flag’s Spotlight series pairs a new or previously unseen work of art with a commissioned text. This time around, it’s writer and editor Derek Blasberg with Honor Titus’s 2022 painting Thy Margent Green.

Location: The Flag Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor, New York
Price: Free
Time: Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, June 23–Friday, July 29

Paola Pivi, <eM>Free Land Scape</em>. Photo courtesy of Perrotin, New York.

Paola Pivi, Free Land Scape. Photo courtesy of Perrotin, New York.

5. “Paola Pivi: Free Land Scape” at the Perrotin, New York

At last month’s Frieze New York, Paola Pivi was behind one of the art fair’s most talked-about works, a sculpture of the Statue of Liberty with an emoji-like mask, inspired by her adopted son’s extended immigration battle. A larger version, titled You know who I am, is on view on view at the High Line through next spring, and the artist also has a solo show at Perrotin featuring an immersive installation. Pivi takes over the gallery’s third floor with Free Land Scape, an 80-foot-long denim tunnel.

Location: Perrotin, 130 Orchard Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, June 23–Friday, August 5

Misheck Masamvu, <em>Pink Gorillas in Hell are Gods</em> (2019), detail. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

Misheck Masamvu, Pink Gorillas in Hell are Gods (2019), detail. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

6. “Marianne Boesky Gallery x Goodman Gallery: Fragile Crossings” at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

This two-part show opens this week at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and on July 21 at Goodman Gallery in London. It features sculpture, installation, film, and painting by artists from both dealers, including Ghada Amer, Sanford Biggers, Kapwani Kiwanga, and Misheck Masamvu. The overarching theme is about global instability and the fragility of the human condition, with art responding to issues such as global warming, the African diaspora, and the slave trade.

Location: Marianne Boesky Gallery, 507 West 24th Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of James Cohan, New York.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of James Cohan, New York.

7. “Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: The Language of Symbols” at James Cohan, New York

Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian achieved late-in-life fame for her cut-glass mosaic technique. But the same geometric forms that appear in her sculptures are also the basis for her far less recognized drawing practice. James Cohan looks to celebrate this important aspect of Farmanfarmaian’s career with a show featuring early works on paper as well as later geometric drawings, demonstrating her long-term engagement with spacial thinking.

Location: James Cohan, 48 Walker Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Friday, June 24-Monday, August 1

Blair Borthwick, Starkeepers. Image courtesy the artist and Matriark.

Blair Borthwick, Starkeepers. Courtesy of the artist and Matriark.

8. “Blair Borthwick: The Way You Embrace the Stars and the Moon” at Matriark, Sag Harbor

This solo art show featuring a new body of work from Shelter Island-based artist Blair Borthwick, who left a corporate finance career to study at the Parsons School of Design and the Art Students League in New York. Her works in painting, drawing, and collage, which recall Abstract Expressionism, are deeply rooted in the exploration of self. The show is located inside Matriark, a retail space founded by Brazilian-born entrepreneur Patricia Assui Reed that looks to celebrate women designers and artisans.

Location: Matriark, 133 Main Street, Sag Harbor, New York
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella


Friday, June 24

Jan Steven van Calcar, Muscle figure, (detail) from Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543), page. 170–171. Courtesy of the Getty Research Institute.

Jan Steven van Calcar, Muscle figure, (detail) from Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543), page. 170–171. Courtesy of the Getty Research Institute.

9. “The Polykleitos Problem: Illusions of the Ideal in European Anatomical Images” at the Getty Center, Los Angeles

This virtual talk by University of California at Irvine professor Lyle Massey will explore some of the problems confronting early modern anatomists as they tried to define and grasp the human body. For instance, in De humani corporis fabrica (1543), a foundational volume for modern anatomy, writer Andreas Vesalius instructs his readers to find and dissect a human body that looks like an ancient Greek sculpture by Polykleitos. Although almost none of the bodies he himself dissected looked that way, the illustrations in his influential publication rely heavily on tropes of antique male muscularity and direct references to Greek statues. Many anatomical treatises portray the human body as more permeable, abstract, and resistant to Vesalian norms.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 3 p.m.–4 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella


Saturday, June 25–Friday, August 12

Joshua Petker, <em>Pink Promenade</em> (2022). Courtesy of Rachel Uffner, New York.

Joshua Petker, Pink Promenade (2022). Courtesy of Rachel Uffner, New York.

10. “Joshua Petker’s Serenade” at Rachel Uffner, New York

In his first solo show at the gallery, Los Angeles painter Joshua Petker draws on a wide range of influences to create kaleidoscope-colored canvases with overlapping layers of images that recall the work of Francis Picabia. The result, which is something of a cross between psychedelic rock posters and traditional stained-glass windows, contains references to everything from historical European paintings to cartoon-like, mid-century fairy tale illustrations to tarot cards.

Location: Rachel Uffner, 170 Suffolk Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Saturday, June 25–Sunday, September 25

Portia Munson, <em>Reflecting Pool</em> (2013). Photo by JSP Photography, courtesy of Portia Munson.

Portia Munson, Reflecting Pool (2013). Photo by JSP Photography, courtesy of Portia Munson.

11. “Portia Munson: Flood” at Art Omi, Ghent, New York

You might know Portia Munson for her monochromatic installations of all manner of pink objects, from dolls to dildos. Her monumental sculpture Reflecting Pool does the same thing for the color blue, filling a 15-foot-wide above-ground swimming pool with a profusion of mass-produced blue plastic objects. Arranged in a pleasing gradient from dark to light, the display is at once visually appealing and depressing in that it illustrates the waste and disposability of commodification. If you haven’t seen this work in person—it appeared at the 2019 invitational exhibition at New York’s Academy of Arts and Letters—it’s really not to be missed. The exhibition features two additional sculptural installations, including a new work, Blue Altar, with blue plastic items displayed on a shrine-like bedroom vanity, and a dozen small paintings, all on the theme of water.

Location: Art Omi, Newmark Gallery, 1405 Co Rte 22, Ghent, New York
Price: $10 suggested donation
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Sunday, June 26

Photo by JJ Shulin, Courtesy of Children's Museum of the Arts.

Photo by JJ Shulin, Courtesy of Children’s Museum of the Arts.

12. “Children’s Museum of the Arts Beach Block Party” at Spring Street Park, New York

This outdoor festival will feature a wide range of projects with artists in residence at the Children’s Museum of the Arts, from spin art and plastic bag weaving to crustacean mosaics and “mer-made” costumes. There will be music courtesy of Duneska Suannette Michel, also known as DJ Luni, as well as popular beach activities including sand castles and volleyball.

Location: Spring Street Park, 6th Avenue, New York
Price: Free
Time: 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Through Friday, July 1

Clementine Keith-Roach, <em>New Mourning</em> (2022). Photo courtesy of P.P.O.W., New York.

Clementine Keith-Roach, New Mourning (2022). Photo courtesy of P.P.O.W., New York.

13. “Clementine Keith-Roach and Christopher Page: Knots” at P.P.O.W., New York

Artist couple Clementine Keith-Roach and Christopher Page share a home and two kids, but this is the first time they’ve had a gallery show together. The exhibition pairs Page’s trompe l’oeil paintings mimicking windows with Keith-Roach’s powerful feminist take on terracotta vessels, which feature casts of her own body.

Location: P.P.O.W., 392 Broadway, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

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Catholic archdiocese apologizes to pride society for blocking White Rock event | CBC News

Catholic archdiocese apologizes to pride society for blocking White Rock event | CBC News

An LGBTQ+ pride society in B.C.’s Lower Mainland has received an apology from local Catholic church authorities, three years after a parish forbade them from hosting an event at a church-owned facility.

In April 2019, the White Rock Pride Society wanted to host a dinner-and-dance event at the Star of the Sea Community Centre in the city, which is located south of Vancouver.

However, the centre was owned by the Star of the Sea Parish. The parish told the society that the rental could not happen, because the pride society does not align with the values of the Catholic Church.

Ernie Klassen, president of the pride society, then filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Three years later, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver — the Catholic authority responsible for the Lower Mainland — has issued an apology to the society, after multiple meetings before the complaint went to tribunal.

“We came up finally with an agreement that we are all really happy with,” Klassen told CBC News. 

“It’s a win-win situation for the pride society as well as for the Catholic Church.”

In the public apology posted on the archdiocese’s website, the church said the meetings and apology were “aimed at repairing the relationship between White Rock Pride and the Parish.”

Ernie Klassen said in 2019 that the parish’s decision not to rent the hall to his organization for a pride event is discriminatory. He has now received an apology from the Vancouver archdiocese. (Nic Amaya/CBC)

“We acknowledge that these actions have resulted in increased divisiveness between our faith community and the LGBTQ2+ community, as well as with the individuals, including friends and family members, who support them,” the apology reads.

Klassen said the church committed to changing its policies to see how they can become more welcoming toward the LGBTQ+ community.

With regard to renting event space, he said local churches would have to now go through the archdiocese if the pride society requested a church-owned space.

Star of the Sea Community Centre in White Rock is owned by the local parish, Star of the Sea Parish. The parish now has to go through the archdiocese if they receive a rental request from the pride society. (Nic Amaya/CBC)

“We had a lot of members of the Catholic Church who reached out to us and thanked us for our work, to address the fact that the LGBTQ community did not feel welcome within the Catholic Church,” Klassen said.

He said he hopes B.C. churches have positive interactions with the LGBTQ+ community at the grassroots level going forward.

James Borkowski, delegate for operations at the Vancouver archdiocese, said he gives Klassen a lot of credit for being open with the church after he filed the complaint.

“In order to love better and to be a more welcoming church, sometimes we have to start with an apology for the times that we have not loved,” he said.

“As soon as we started that process, we found that we had a lot in common. We both agreed that this could be resolved much more amicably and even fruitfully through building the relationship — as opposed to spending more time with lawyers.”

Borkowski said he also hopes that the Catholic Church is more accepting of LGBTQ+ people going forward, and that they “emphasize the humanity” of those who wish to enter a dialogue with them.

As for the pride society, they said they would celebrate the announcement and organize more pride events going into July.

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4 fun events to check out in Janesville next month!

4 fun events to check out in Janesville next month!

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – As you make your summer plans, you may want to consider a visit to Janesville!

There are a number of events coming up in Rock County in the month of June.

At the beginning of the month, there’s an event in conjunction with National Trails Day at Riverside Park on June 4.

The following Saturday, Classic Cruzers return to downtown Janesville on June 11.

Mid month, the city is hosting the Town Square Grand Prix — also in downtown Janesville. The road bike race will take place on June 16.

Finally, there’s a fundraiser to celebrate Anthony Bourdain at the end of the month. The Sandwich Bar restaurant will host the ‘Negronis for Tony’ event on June 25 with 5 dollar negronis and all proceeds go to HealthNet of Rock County to support mental health services.

To learn more about upcoming events or new establishments in Janesville, check out the Janesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

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The ‘lighters at rock concerts’ trend started at a legendary event right here in Toronto

The 'lighters at rock concerts' trend started at a legendary event right here in Toronto

Phone flashlights may have passed the proverbial torch, but for decades fans attending concerts would wave lighters in the air to cheer on their favourite act. It’s a phenomenon seen around the world, but like the sphynx cat and insulin, many may be unaware that the tradition originated right here in Toronto.

Toronto was a changing city in 1969, and so was the world around it. The Vietnam War was grinding on, FLQ terrorists bombed the Montreal Stock Exchange, the Science Centre opened in Toronto, and The Beatles were on the verge of breaking up.

The impending collapse of what was then the world’s biggest music act was already being witnessed in the form of breakaway solo acts like John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band.

Lennon and Ono would be among the performers of the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival on Sept. 13, 1969. The 12-hour show at Varsity Stadium included the likes of Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice Cooper, The Doors, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard, a guest list that has since elevated the concert to legend status among classic rock fans.

But even with all of those big names to take the pressure off, and the comparatively light crowd of 20,000 compared to the massive stadiums The Beatles sold out on U.S. tours, Lennon was suffering from stage fright and needed a bit of coaxing to get out on stage.

Acclaimed producer and cult icon Kim Fowley was MC for the night, and needed to get the Plastic Ono Band out on stage, and fast.

Gripped with stage fright, the famously cool and collected John Lennon was furiously hacking away through a pack of darts backstage, but Fowley had an idea.

Stepping out onto the stage, Fowley addressed the audience with a simple request:

“Everyone, get out your matches and lighters, please. In a minute, I’m going to bring out John Lennon and Eric Clapton, and when I do, I want you to light them and give them a huge Toronto welcome.”

It clearly worked, as the performance that followed went down in history as the live album, “Live Peace in Toronto 1969.” It also introduced many to Yoko Ono’s trademark shrieking, which was served up through a bag inexplicably placed over her head. Something that still defies explanations over a half-century later.

And with that, a rock and roll tradition was born steps from St. George Subway Station on familiar ground to many longtime Toronto residents.

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St. Catharines to Mark Earth Day With Cleanup Events

St. Catharines to Mark Earth Day With Cleanup Events

City cleanup events to be held on April 23rd.

Calling all spring cleaning enthusiasts!

The City of St. Catharines is marking Earth Day with cleanup events across the city. 

On April 23rd, the Clean City Advisory Committee if holding its annual cleanup, with events at two locations: the Lake Street QEW on ramp, in the Best Western Parking Lot at 9 a.m., and the Ontario Street QEW on-ramp, at 9 a.m. in Henley Square parking lot. 

Volunteers can also head over to the e Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park (FOMEP) Earth Day Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m on April 23rd. 

The City says advance registration isn’t needed, but volunteers should bring a shovel or trowel and come prepared to plant trees, work in the garden and clean up the park at 325 Lakeshore Road. 

Volunteers are also invited to clean up their own neighbourhoods or favourite park when it is convenient for them. 

The committee will also arrange trash pickup for registered volunteers here

Registered volunteers will be provided with garbage bags, gloves and litter pickers. 

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‘Let’s Rock Together’ charity event pulled, organizer upset with Tiny CAO

'Let's Rock Together' charity event pulled, organizer upset with Tiny CAO

‘We deserve their level of trust’, event chair says; CAO counters managing risk, liability are simply municipal policy

It might seem like no one wins here, but at least no one is sued either.

Chair Diane Leblovic of ‘Let’s Rock Together’ contacted MidlandToday to express frustration in the finer details of the project prior to the withdrawal of its 2022 application to Tiny Township.

Let’s Rock Together (LRT) is a charity event, which was proposed for this summer in Balm Beach as a celebration of relief from pandemic frustrations and as a fundraiser for Parkside Drive.

LRT was first pitched to Tiny council in late November as “an evening of rock & roll, food, and fun” for an older Tiny audience of up to 500 people, who would appreciate the musical tastes of local classic band The Desotos. A beer and wine bar was also being considered by Leblovic and project manager Don Chapman.

At the November council meeting, Mayor and George Cornell Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma were absent leaving three councillors and staff to handle the proceedings; the smaller council supported the event in principle but requested unprovided financial details from LRT prior to approvals in the 2022 budget discussions.

In December, LRT presented the financing to a full council, confirming that alcohol would be served and asking for in-kind support from the township as given in previous charity events like Leblovic’s successful Balm Beach Family Fun Day. Leblovic urged expediency to council in hastening the pre-approval of financial support, which Mayor George Cornell informed Leblovic would be a matter of procedure for January.

CAO Robert Lamb spoke up in the closing moments of that meeting to clarify matters.

“I understand you’re looking for the municipality to front $16,000 to be able to enter into contracts,” stated Lamb in the meeting, “but who is signing those contracts? Are you looking for the municipality to sign it or are those contracts going to be signed by yourselves and some other organization? Who is getting the liquor licence?

“Those are important questions for council to understand from a liability and an ownership of the event perspective,” noted Lamb in advising why quick recommendations by staff were extremely difficult.

LRT responded that Tiny had signed responsibility for prior events, not acknowledging that those weren’t liquor licensed.

At council in January, a risk management report from staff recommended that LRT collaborate with a registered charity or not-for-profit organization, placing risks and liabilities with the third party.

Recreation director Bonita Desroches informed council that “a perfect partnership” did exist in the annual Festival du Loup event where council contributed support while the organizers signed on for all the risks; LRT would make Tiny take the risk.

Leblovic preempted council’s decision with an open deputation, insisting that the discussion of risk management and liability had not been introduced or addressed since planning had started in 2020. Council passed the staff recommendation.

“We’re very disappointed that, at the end of the day, they didn’t want to support us,” Leblovic told MidlandToday, insisting that CAO Lamb should have approached LRT before December and discussed risk management and liability issues instead of at the end of the council meeting.

“Then there was a total flip-flop. Total flip-flop. And I knew they didn’t understand any of the request around the line of credit, because it was never a grant. Never a grant. Ever. In every experience with the township, we never asked for a grant. It was always a line of credit, and we always got it. 

“And then the other part of this is that the council… didn’t demonstrate the well-deserved level of trust and confidence in (Chapman and myself) by committing to partner with us. We think we deserve their level of trust by the things we’d done as volunteers!”

She said that over the last number of years, they had given $27,000 towards helping with Tiny’s playgrounds.

“And then I think they tried to shift all this risk and liability in their suggestions to another party, a registered not-for-profit. Okay? They just tried to shift it somewhere else,” explained Leblovic.

When asked if the LRT had lost any personal money, Leblovic said no and noted that it was time that was lost.

CAO Lamb was contacted for a response.

“The event, as proposed, did not follow what council-approved policies were. And council’s resolution was – they actually still supported the event, but they supported the event under the aspect of it being of us partnering with somebody that was a registered charity (and/or) not-for-profit as was our policy.”

In speaking directly to LRT, Tiny staff continued to raise the question of what partnering meant with the organization.

“In the end, partnering meant we’d be taking on all of the liability and the signing of the contracts, and the taking of the liquor license for the event,” said Lamb.  “(This is) not traditionally a role that the municipality would play, and not a role that we played in the other great events that the association put on in the past to raise money.”

Lamb remarked that Orillia had held downtown events in the early 2000s and that after three years their business management group decided to move away from those events due to similar risk management and liability issues.

“Because there’s still a personal name on the liquor licence,” he stated, adding “a lot has changed in 20 years.”

Throughout the conversation, Lamb repeatedly praised the volunteer efforts made by Leblovic and Chapman and looked forward to the potential for more efforts ahead.

“This was simply about the structure of this event and nothing more,” Lamb concluded.

Leblovic admitted that although LRT had withdrawn the event for 2022, there was still a possibility, albeit a low probability, of having a Let’s Rock Together party next year.

The Let’s Rock Together presentations, correspondence to council, and municipal policies relating to special events can be found in the January agenda on the Township of Tiny webpage.

Archives of council meetings are available to view on Tiny Township’s YouTube channel.

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Turkish rock legend remembered with commemorative events – Turkey News

Turkish rock legend remembered with commemorative events - Turkey News

Turkish rock legend remembered with commemorative events

Barış Manço, a Turkish rock legend, singer, composer and a well-known television host, has been commemorated with a series of events held in Istanbul where he died 23 years ago.


An event was held by the Istanbul City Lines, but the commemoration took place on the Ahmet Hulusi Yıldırım ferry this year, as the ferry bearing the name of Manço was under maintenance at a shipyard.

The singer’s wife, Lale Manço Ahıskalı, and his younger son, Batıkan Manço, could not attend the ceremony held on the ferry, which sailed to the Bosphorus in the morning, because they were in isolation due to COVID-19.

The legend’s other son, Doğukan Manço, attended the ceremony with a limited number of students from the Science and Art Education Centers and dozens of fans who wanted to pay respects to the late artist.

While some people were dressed up as Manço, wearing the same make-up and costumes he once wore, the ceremony ended with prayers at his grave.

After having a successful career by reimagining traditional Turkish folk songs in rock and roll music, Manço died of a heart attack in 1999, just before the release of his album “Mançoloji,” celebrating his 40th year in the music industry.


Millions of people had gathered in Istanbul for his funeral.

baris manco,