What a pleasure and an honour to be invited to kick off the 2017 Clearview Small Halls Festival with an introduction of last nights guest speaker at Duntroon Hall.
It was a sold out show to see authour and playwright, Dan Needles unveil his new book True Confessions from the 9th Concession.
After some very kind words from Duntroon Hall president Gord Kemp, I was let loose on a very kind and attentive audience. I’m sure it was more about having been treated to the delicious Heath Needles desserts than any public speaking charm I may wish I had.
A member of the Order of Canada and Stephen Leacock Medal for Canadian Humour winner, the acclaimed Dan Needles could have taken the stage with any amount of bravado and got away with it. That of course is not Dan Needles, he was charming and funny right of the bat! The perfect ambassador of rural life in Ontario and a very fitting start to a festival that celebrates all of the wonderful things Clearview Township has to offer!