This summer we received the terrible news that my Father-in-law, friend, and musical mentor, Zeke Mazurek, has been diagnosed with cancer. The effects of the illness have left him without the ability to play his violin, putting an abrupt stop to a 40 year long music career.
When something like this happens it helps to focus on the positive. And that would be the love and support that Zeke's local community and the Canadian music community have shown towards him during this trying time.
Zeke Aid - a benefit concert taking place at the Regent Theatre in Picton on Monday, August 23rd, is an example of that support.
Here is some info from the facebook page :
Zeke Mazurek has been stricken with cancer and is unable to continue his lifelong career as a professional musician. Please help us raise the funds needed to help Zeke and his family fight back against the devastating consequences of cancer.
Benefit concert will feature Sylvia Tyson, Prairie Oyster, Cindy Church, Marie Lynn Hammond Sneezy Waters, Georgette Fry & Shout Sister, Tom Leighton, Tom Savage, Ken Ramsden, Lenni Stewart, Jeanette Arsenault, The Frere Brothers.
Silent auction opens at 4 PM. Concert at 7:30
This concert is sold out, but you can still help by attending the silent auction if you are in the area. If you are living outside of Southeastern Ontario , but still want to show your support, you can write out a cheque made payable to "Zeke Mazurek" and send it to: Zeke c/o Kellough, 1736 Co. Rd. 8, R.R. # 4 Picton On KOK 2TO and it will be added to the fund.
I've also set up online donations through Paypal.