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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Gord Downie, Metallica, More

Gord Downie

Gord Downie

Below are some of the stories I wrote for charity-focused entertainment site Samaritanmag back in the fall.

Metallica Will Headline Huge Benefit Concert to Help San Francisco Area Residents Affected By Wildfires

David Foster Foundation’s 30th Miracle Gala Raises $10.2 Million In Vancouver

WATCH: Gord Downie Wanted to Protect Our Water

Dolly Parton Donates Money and Books for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Downie and Wenjack Families Thank Canada for Support

Midnight Oil To Perform Benefit Show To Support Oceans

NABSDay Launched To Support Advertising Industry People In Time Of Need

LISTEN: Miley Cyrus Sings Teddy Bears Picnic To Protect B.C. Grizzlies

Late Tom Petty Supported a Number of Causes and Charities

Bruno Mars Helps Send Students To Grammy Music Camp

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Shania Twain, Fleetwood Mac, More

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Here’s a batch of news stories I wrote for the charitably-minded Samaritanmag entertainment site this past summer:

Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Rush’s Geddy Lee and More Raise $325,000 For Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Kanye West Gives Paralyzed Fan Gift, Calls Him An “Inspiration”

Fleetwood Mac to Be 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year

Shania Twain Offers Perks with Album Pre Orders for Her Kids Can Charity

Nashville Acts Band Together For Anti-Trump, Pro-Planned Parenthood Compilation

Toronto International Film Festival Launches Five Year Commitment to Female Filmmakers

Indian City Song Addresses Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

Beyonce, Willie Nelson, Kendrick Lamar Items Part of New MusiCares Auction

New Shawnee Song “Warrior Heart” to Support We Matter Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

Bet Smith’s “Fires, Fires, Fires” Song Helps Muskoka Conservancy

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The Wrong People Are Being Wrong About Figdet Spinners

Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

There are a lot of pearl-clutchers, back-in-my-day-ers and plain ol’ clods who’ve been making it known that fidget spinners are the greatest evil known to man™.

They’re wrong.

And Sarah used a recent column for The Establishment to explain why they’re wrong.

To read it go here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Prince, Chance The Rapper, Blue Rodeo And More

Prince

Prince

Here are some of the stories I wrote for charity ‘n’ entertainment site Samaritanmag in May:

Country Singer Miranda Lambert Helps 60 Dogs Get Adopted

Blue Rodeo Show to Help Parry Sound Health Centre for Locals and Cottagers

Former Prince Associates Create Foundation To Continue His Charitable Work

Chance The Rapper Org SocialWorks Teams with Audio Company Landr

Ariana Grande’s Star-Studded One Love Manchester Concert Raises Millions For Terror Victims

Red Nose Day USA To Feature Julia Roberts, Celebrity American Ninja Warriors, Love Actually Cast, More

Nine WE Day 2017 Dates Announced, Including Toronto, New York, Vancouver

UK Musician Tim Arnold’s New Music Video to Support Equality

WATCH: Big Sean’s “Light” Video Condemns Senseless Violence

Lea DeLaria, Gavin Crawford and More Part of LGBTQ-Positive We’re Funny That Way Fest

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Unity Fest, Planned Parenthood Music, Alessia Cara, More

Unity Charity

Unity Charity

Here’s a recent batch of news stories I wrote for the charity ‘n’ entertainment site Samaritanmag:

WATCH: Heineken Worlds Apart Campaign Brings Ideological Opposites Together For Beer

WATCH: All That Remains Recruits Benghazi Veteran for PTSD Awareness Video

Royal Family Use London Marathon to Support Mental Health Charities

Hip Hop-focused Unity Charity Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Björk, Mary J. Blige, Margaret Atwood, More Part of Massive 7-Inch Series For Planned Parenthood

Malala Yousafzai Wants Canadians to Support Education for Girls

Adele, Pearl Jam, Dolly Parton Cover Brandi Carlile To Support War Child

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to Speak at Toronto’s Spirit Of Hope

WATCH: Alessia Cara Sing and Hug at Sydney Children’s Hospital

You Could Meet Daniel Craig, Win an Aston Martin by Supporting Landmine Removal

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Chuck Norris’ Awkward Obamacare Martial Arts Metaphor

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris, the aging action hero with the same relevance as a strip mall pager sales kiosk, has some very strong pro-Trumpian opinions.

Awhile back he stated those opinions in something called “Obamacare Jiu-Jitsu 2.”

Sarah analyzed this column to find out how much “jiu jitsu” it actually contained. It turns out, not much.

To read her story in Fightland go here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Rihanna, Disobedience Awards, More

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

In the latest batch of news stories I wrote for charitable entertainment site Samaritanmag Rihanna gets a humanitarian award, a thousand days of protest songs are declared and disobedience is rewarded.

Check them out:

Are You Disobedient for the Good of Society? Nominations Open for $250K USD Award

Honey Nut Cheerios Free Seed Campaign Launched to Protect Bees

Staples Gives Almost $200k to Five Canadian Charities

March Is Music Therapy Awareness Month

Rihanna Gets Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award

Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Items Part Of Grammy Foundation Auction

1000 Days Of Protest Songs Set to Mark Next Four Years

Guess Who’s Protest Song Enters Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

What Is The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)?

Former Great Big Sea’s Séan McCann To Perform At National Music Centre for Bell Let’s Talk Day

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