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JULY 2013



This is promising to be the fun event of the summer (and it's a benefit for Green Wood Coalition). A special add-on is the dinner-only option for non-golfers. $50 will get you an amazing southern BBQ meal with drinks and fun times. Contact today to ensure your spot.



Our weekly Creative Arts Group was in the shade of our backyard today, messing with fabric dyes, making fabulous tie-dye magic like this. The Thursday group is always a great exercise in letting go of other (usually more difficult) parts of life to focus on something positive. Be sure to drop by Harden & Huyse Cafe in Cobourg to see the exhibition of the group's work that's on display until the end of July.



Friday, July 26 at 7:00 PM

111 Elgin Street, Port Hope, ON

This backyard musical summer evening will feature a pair of the sweetest voices to be found anywhere! Ellen Torrie and Elizabeth Barlow will offer their gift of song in benefit of Green Wood Coalition's work among people who struggle with poverty. Admission by donation.

Ellen and Elizabeth have been working together musically for 6 years, starting in St. Mark's choir in Port Hope. Since then, they have taken on many musical roles in one another's lives, performing together in concerts, churches, busking gigs, and more.

"We are so excited to be able to have this opportunity to use music (the thing we lovemostl) to support a wonderful organization that's a vital part of the community they serve."

Ellen Torrie, a life-long Cobourg, ON resident attends CDCI East. She'is involved in many musical theatre productions in the community such as Annie (2011) and Peter Pan (2013). The Junior Choir director at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Port Hope, she' has also recently taken to busking, as well as singing with local bands such as Summerhouse and The Road Kings.

Elizabeth Barlow lives in Grafton, ON and is well known to local audiences through a variety of traditional folk performances with Celtic harp, fiddle, dulcimer and vocals. She's held lead musical roles in two churches, and is responsible for keeping the tradition of Sacred Harp Singing alive in this area.

RSVP to if you can, and bring along a lawn chair.



We were invited to participate in the Port Hope Farmer's Market. Thanks to the great musicians who joined us, as well as to everyone who dropped by to meet us.

JULY 14th, 2013


"The Northumberland Charity Golf Tournament organized by the Port Hope Knights of Columbus saw 75 golfers brave plenty of rain to finish their 18 holes at Ashbrooke Golf Course on June 22. During the event a hockey jersey donated by Shane O'Brien of the Colorado Avalanche was raffled off. The tournament raised $7,200 to be split evenly between the Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit and the Green Wood Coalition. This was the second annual fundraising tournament hosted by the K of C. Last year's raised $7,000 for the window restoration project of Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Port Hope. Pictured are (from left) David Sheffield of Green Wood Coalition, Ross Fraser and Hugh Penney of the Port Hope Knights of Columbus, and Adrienne Barrie of the Northumberland Hills Hospital."

-Northumberland News


Cobourg Singer/Songwriter, Ellen Torrie joined David Sheffield at the local radio station to talk about Green Wood Coalition and the upcoming concert she'll be performing at with Elizabeth Ann Barlow. It's a fundraising concert that's being organized to benefit Green Wood, on Friday, July 26 at 7 PM, in the backyard of 111 Elgin St., Port Hope. The radio piece, including a beautiful, new song will air next week.

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