presents_header.jpgFair Havens PRESENTS

9 Special Sunday evening presentations await you this summer during Family Camp

You will be inspired and entertained with our line-up of outstanding performers and quality films. All the details are listed here!

EVENT DETAILS
Doors open: 6:30pm
Start time: 7:00pm
End time: 8:00pm (concerts) / 9:00pm (movies - may go slightly longer) 

Concert: Glenn Soderholm

Sunday, July 2, 2017 (7pm)

Glen currently lives in Guelph, Ontario where he spends much of his time inhabiting his downtown neighbourhood establishments, while giving pastoral leadership to a small but feisty missional community called Two Rivers Church. Having established a recording and touring career during the first decade of the 21st century, he continues to travel on occasion to sing, teach worship, and tell stories about his life in his parish. His wife, Sharon, is a counsellor, and he has two daughers, Danielle (27) and Julia (25).

Concert: Paul Turner

Sunday, July 9, 2017 (7pm)

Paul is a recording artist, teacher and Pastor of Worship at Emmanuel in Barrie, Ontario. He is married to Angela, and together they have raised three children. He has released and produced numerous projects - including his most recent, ""Free" - produced by Philip Janz and featuring duets with Steve Green and Brian Doerksen. Paul is also an adjunct faculty member at Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Religious Education, a Master of Arts in Religion and recently completed his Doctorate in Liturgical Studies. He began his ministry as a Pastor and teacher in 1997.

 

Concert: Terry Posthumus

Sunday, July 16, 2017 (7pm)

Hailing from Oshawa, Ontario, Terry is an innovative, Canadian artist, activist and speaker. Terry is known for his lyrics that are introspective, inspirational and insightful. His gravelly voice and his command of his instrument has captivated audiences near and far - with performances that have been described as "rootsy", engaging and delightful. His passion for life, love, family, faith and justice is woven into the very fabric of his songs and stories.
Through story and song, Terry delivers a powerful message of grace, hope, mercy, peace and love. He is tapped into the source of creativity that begets engaging stories, soothing melodies and lyrical "hooks", all of which resonate in perfect harmony with dexterous and precise technique.
Terry knows loss, abandonment and brokenness, all too well.He has been for all intents and purposes, a childless father, a fatherless child and he can empathize with those who have been used for pleasure and profit of others.
Terry's story, though at times painful and tragic is just that, a continuing story of grace.
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Concert: Ali Matthews

Sunday, July 23, 2017 (7pm)

Multi-award winning recording artist, Ali Matthews has been a performing songwriter since her teens and has built a strong following across Canada and beyond. She has released 7 critically acclaimed CD’s since 2000 on her independent music label, Shake-a-Paw Music. Her CD’s are distributed nationally through David C Cooke Distribution.

 

As a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, where she studied English and Drama, songwriting is her natural passion. Writing and performing on both piano and acoustic guitar, she blends mature and sensitive lyrics with evocative, compelling melodies. Ali’s songwriting and performing are highly respected in both the Christian and the mainstream music industry due to her accessible, honest lyrics and her ability to weave the “spiritual” into every day life experiences.

 

Matthews’ songwriting and recording have yielded an impressive collection of international awards. She holds the GMA (Gospel Music Association Canada) record as the artist with the most awards - 18 GMA Covenant awards and 36 nominations in 9 years. She was a winner in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition, The Canadian National Songwriting Competition, The Word Guild Canadian Writers Awards and she was named Woman of the Year in the City of Stratford for her outstanding contribution to the Arts.

Laurie Atkins

Sunday, July 30, 2017 (7pm)

Laurie Atkins (A.R.C.T.) (SOCAN) is a composer, singer, musician, worship leader, dramatist, and conference speaker who lives in Mississauga with her husband, Lorne. She currently has 4 CD’s and 4 DVD’s. A few years back she was nominated for a Covenant Award. In the mid 1970's she won many scholarships and awards for singing. As an accomplished guitarist and soprano, she became successful, performing on stage and television. Her call into music ministry was a dramatic one. Since the mid 1980's, Laurie has given her talent and ability over to God and has been travelling throughout Ontario, Quebec and Upper New York State doing Bible based musical dramas.

Laurie will be presenting her musical drama on the life of Jesus' mother, Mary, called “Well Done Good and Faithful Servant”.  For more information, visit www.laurieatkins.com

Concert: Northern Spirit Big Band

Sunday, August 6, 2017 (7pm)

The Northern Spirit Big Band comprised of up to 20 musicians was formed in 2011 for the purpose of playing gospel music in a big band style. Very quickly it was realized that the band was capable of presenting other venues as well, including standards of the big band era, vocal and instrumental solos, popular ballads and selected classical music. They are blessed with musicians from many backgrounds both professional and semi-professional. Many have music degrees and some are currently music educators both privately and within the school system.

Concert: The Master's Four

Sunday, August 13, 2017 (7pm)

Celebrating more than 25 years of ministry together, The Master’s Four are recognized today as one of Canada’s leading gospel quartets.

The group was originally formed in 1985 at Unionville Alliance Church in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. Known in those days as “The Unionville Boys”, the quartet quickly gained a local following through appearances at Churches, banquets, conferences and community events throughout Southern Ontario.

As the ministry grew, the quartet was renamed “The Master’s Four”, reflecting their commitment to an expanded ministry and to the message of Grace and Hope that is ingrained in their music. Today, the current members of The Master’s Four continue to touch hearts and lives with this message through their unique blend of traditional, contemporary and southern gospel music.

In 2011, the group will release its first DVD titled “On Scottish Shores” featuring footage shot during the group’s recent tour of Northern Scotland.

Concert: The Proverbs

Sunday, August 20, 2017 (7pm)

The Proverbs are one of Canada's best known Christian music artists, with an impressive musical career that began in 1967 and continues to thrive today. This award winning gospel group enjoys many different musical influences which are reflected in their music. The result is musical variety that is truly unique to the Proverbs, but always showcases their trademark smooth vocal harmonies.

The Proverbs have been voted Canada's top mixed gospel group more than a dozen times and have also shared billing with many of gospel music's top US artists, including those who are regularly featured on the popular Gaither Homecoming video series!

The Proverbs are dedicated to sharing their personal faith through quality musical performances that combine music, humour, and professional multi-media production, in an enjoyable package that is sure to be appreciated by listeners of all ages. The Proverbs dedication to excellence, results from a personal conviction that, "anything we do for Christ should be done to the best of our ability". Since each of the Proverbs group members are "born-again-believers" they endeavour to conduct their personal lives and ministry, mindful of II Corinthians 5:20 - "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us".

 

Concert: Crimson River

Sunday, August 27, 2017 (7pm)

Crimson River, based out of Verona, Ontario was formed in 2004. Comprised of a group of friends with extensive roots in Gospel music, this team is best known for their rich harmonies and Southern Gospel arrangements.

Performances embrace a mix of fast moving tunes, lyrics that tell a story and a selection or two from their heart moving ballads. A hint of Bluegrass and Country flavour added to every concert will keep audiences smiling and their toes tapping.

"Experience the simplicity of God's love in the joys and challenges of life" is the message at the heart of every Crimson River concert.