I am in love with hosting the Open Mic nights in my small town community of Esterhazy. We have a new space in our town, Whippletree Coffee located in the recently renovated Maple Leaf Theatre, which has provided a much-needed venue for bringing people together for the love of music. The atmosphere is cozy and the coffee and treats are great, and the local performers that come out really look forward to this event. The Open Mic nights have become a once a month happening, bringing in new faces each time in a collective gathering of sharing musical talents from all ages and genres. This event has also proven to be a great way for me to bring an awareness to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, that I passionately believe in, with donations collected by passing a hat. I thank everyone for being so graciously generous in their donations, with hundreds of dollars being raised at each event in our cozy little venue, towards this much needed fund for the healing and recovery of the Indigenous people of our country.