Danny Sylvestre opened the event with a speech and a performance with his daughter Marychelle. Then Danny Sylvestre & his band, and Thomas Watson with Rainwater Whiskey got together to perform “Drink a beer” in homage of Daniel DiGiacomo, from River Town Saints, who passed away on February 21st, 2019.
Gabrielle Landry was the first place winner at the Sing Out for CHEO Artist Competition! Khloe Landry came in as the second place winner. Morgan MacIntyre was the third place winner.
Sing Out for CHEO is more than just a charity event! This event is recognized as an official CHEO Foundation fundraiser that over the past three years has grown to include a fantastic silent auction, with prizes given by local merchants and this year a local Artist/Band Music Competition.
Danny Sylvestre is the founder and organizer for the Sing Out for CHEO event. He had his life dramatically altered when his daughter was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy by the doctors at CHEO. Without the care and support provided by CHEO to both his daughter, and to himself as a young parent, both of their lives could have been negatively affected. Through the surgeries, the therapies and the countless late night visits, the specialists at CHEO patiently carried them through every kind of healing process. Today, she is vibrant testimony to just some of the vital services that CHEO provides.
For the third year, Danny is the CHEO Ambassador for this event and an Ottawa Valley based singer/songwriter, in partnership with Ottawa New Country 94, Tim Tierney/Ottawa Councillor, Sound Check Entertainment, Gallant Media, and Freedom Music and with the help of a great team of devoted volunteers and local sponsors.
This year, “Sing out for CHEO” is giving three (3) lucky artists the chance to also perform at this great event, and raise money for the CHEO Foundation for family-centered children patient care facilities in Ottawa and the Outaouais region!
For more information please contact Jocelyne Lamarche, Team Leader for this event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
In 2015 Danny released “Tailgate Songs”, which garnered enough attention in Nashville that it was posted in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards first round list under Category 26 Best Country Solo Performance for new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings. Not bad for a small town boy with English as his second language.
In 2017 Danny released “I Quit!”. It is as boisterous as his previous work, and just as fun.
The boys have been stomping all over local bars in the Ottawa and Valley area since 2013 putting a little whiskey on all your favourite old and modern country tunes.
Now the guys have released their own original music (The Long Time Comin’ EP) and are bringing their high energy show to some of the biggest stages in area.
Singer/Songwriter John Allaire is returning to the Sing Out for CHEO stage. Kim Remus, an Ottawa singer is making her SO4CHEO singing debut and Morgan MacIntyre, a CHEO Champion whose wish is to sing on stage, will perform alongside Danny Sylvestre and his band.
Join with us, and the CHEO Foundation, to welcome these stars to the event.