Rockit 88 Band
There aren¹t many musicians around with resumes as impressive as Toronto’s Bill King and Rockit 88 Band is his dream team blues rock band. Bill takes care of keys and vocals with support from guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire Neil Chapman, vocalist Stacey Bulmer, bassist Jay Speziale and drummer Jim Casson. This is contemporary rocking blues, some songs are from the fifties others country and Southern rock, but the arrangements are modern and masterfully re-lived. The experience of Bill King (he¹s acted as musical director for both Janis Joplin and Ronnie Hawkins and has backed artists as diverse as Linda Ronstadt and the Pointer Sisters) and the band’s enthusiasm for the music shines through on every song and the exciting playing never stops. Prepare for the thrill and enjoy!
A rainbow of kites from WindFest!
The historic Steam Whistle Brewery will be decorated for Green Connection 2010 with colourful kites by the good folks from WindFest!
WindFest is Toronto’s largest celebration of kites and wind power. Kite flying lies at the intersection of science, technology, art, design and nature. There is no better way of promoting wind energy! This year’s inaugural kite festival attracted kite experts from three states, two provinces, and twenty cities! Hundreds attended, despite rainy weather. Mayoral candidates Joe Pantalone and Rocco Rossi attended, illustrating that kites are a great way to connect decision makers with the beauty of wind power!
As an educational event, WindFest was a success with over 200 hand-made kites and pinwheels created by children.
A big thanks to our major sponsor, the Canadian Wind Energy Association, and our main collaborative partner, the Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative.
Windfest is seeking sponsors for the 2nd annual Toronto kite festival. Visit windfest.to for more information!
Marcos Arcentales is an Ecuador born multi artist that has been residing in Canada since childhood and he will bring to the Green Connection many beautiful hand made arts and crafts. One of his many other talents involves sound recording music. He formed an Indigenous musical band from South and North America called Kanatan Aski meaning “Clean Land” in the Cree Language of Northern Saskatchewan. HIs CD recording “Condor Meets the Eagle” gained popularity at the Juno awards master ceremony with a live performance during the event. His Juno nominee is credited for the sale of over 26,000 CD units with no record label distribution. His other talents also involve importing hand made arts and crafts from South America and supports free trade with many of the aritists in Americas. His next project involves “Indigenous World” Sound Recording album to be released in the near future. He will be participating in this years conference with his craft and music.