Archive for November, 2020

  • OXALA Hosts Livestream Watch Party for Premier of New Short Film

    05 November 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Circle Friday, November 13th on your calendar to watch 30/TRINTA - Live at The Burdock

    OXALA, the stage name of dynamic singer, songwriter Dianne Oliveira, will be hosting a watch party for her new short documentary “30/TRINTA – Live at The Burdock” streaming on Zoom on Friday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.

    30/TRINTA is a behind-the-scenes, short film documenting the making of OXALA’s “LIVE at The Burdock” debut EP recorded at the beloved music venue Burdock Brewery in downtown Toronto.

    This is the third online fundraising activity OXALA has organized on behalf of Abrigo this fall. Viewers are encouraged to donate to the Abrigo Centre before or after they watch the film.

    One year ago, OXALA celebrated the release of her debut single "So Close" on her 30th birthday, performing to a packed house at the Burdock Music Hall. Cinematographer Owen Deveney captured OXALA in the days leading up to that performance and Editor Shane Preston masterfully assembled the footage to create a behind-the-scenes look at who OXALA is and how she prepares for a live show.

    “This year, live shows look a whole lot different,” says OXALA. “Please join me on Zoom for the official premiere of my new film on November 13th. Over the last few months, I’ve become passionate about the amazing work Abrigo does every day to help women facing abuse and other vulnerable populations in Toronto. In lieu of a ticket to this event, I hope everyone who watches the film can make a gift, no matter the size, to support a small organization that does big things to help seniors, youth, newcomers and women facing domestic violence.”

    The Zoom viewing party ID is 894 6775 9495. Please visit OXALA’s website for more event information.

  • Youth the Focus in Abrigo's November Discover Magazine Submission

    03 November 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrgio's monthly column focuses on connecting virtually with local high school students

    Abrigo youth worker Teresa Emmanuel has a long history of working in local high schools talking to young people about healthy relationships and other issues relevant to teens. For Abrigo's November submission to Discover Magazine, Teresa talks about the work she is doing in a local school and how the young women she talks to each day are handling the stress and pressures of online learning, relationships and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Please read her story in Discover Magazine here:

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