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On September 10, 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day - From Sunrise on the Atlantic Coast...

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According to the World Health Organization, someone around the globe is killed by suicide every 40 seconds, and more than double the number of people die by suicide than as a direct result of armed conflict. As reported by Statistics Canada, over 4000 Canadians die by suicide each year, over 3000 of them male. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of people between the ages 15 through 34; only accidents claim more of their lives. For people age 35 through 44, only cancer and accidents result in more deaths than suicide. An increase of heart disease in people between the ages of 45 and 54 results in suicide being their fourth leading cause of death. Although the percentage of deaths by suicide decreases with age because of an increase in disease, the number of deaths by suicide in Canada increases until age 55.



To bring the gift of music to Canada on World Suicide Prevention Day, to raise awareness surrounding the mysterious barricades between mental illness and health, between the darkness of depression and a flicker of hope, between life and death. To encourage public discourse about the prevalence of suicide and measures for suicide prevention. To encourage the formation of community by those impacted by suicide, and to raise funds for education and support for those at risk and those impacted by suicide.

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Sunrise on the Atlantic Coast on Sept 10, 2017: 6:32 AM (Local time) 5:02 AM (EDT)
Sunset on the Pacific Coast on Sept 10, 2017: 7:35 PM (Local time) 10:35 PM (EDT)
All concerts will be free to attend
Live-Streaming will begin at 4:28 AM (EDT)

St John’s, Newfoundland

This concert will be held at 19:30 – 21:00 NDT, Friday September 8
D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University
This concert will be streamed at 06:30 – 08:00 NDT (05:00 – 06:30 EDT) on Sunday, September 10

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This concert will be held at 19:00 – 20:30 ADT, Friday September 8
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie University
This concert will be streamed at 07:30 – 09:00 ADT (06:30 – 08:00 EDT) on Sunday September 10

Sackville, New Brunswick

09:00 – 10:00 ADT (08:00 – 09:00 EDT), September 10
Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison University
Concert titled: “Beyond the Marshes”

Montréal, Quebec

09:00 – 10:30 EDT, September 10
Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill University

Ottawa, Ontario

10:30 – 12:00 EDT, September 10
Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa
Concert titled: “No Man is an Island” “Nul Homme n’est une ile”

Toronto, Ontario

12:00 – 13:30 EDT, September 10
Walter Hall, University of Toronto

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

13:30 – 15:00 EDT, September 10
Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University
Concert titled: “The Sounds of Silence”

London, Ontario

15:00 – 16:30 EDT, September 10
von Kuster Recital Hall, Western University

Sudbury, Ontario

16:30 – 17:30 EDT, September 10
Elizabeth Gazebo in Bell Park, Sudbury

Winnipeg, Manitoba

16:30 – 18:00 CDT (17:30 – 19:00 EDT), September 10
Desautels Faculty Vocal Arts Room, Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba
Concert titled: “The Healing Power of Ritual”

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

17:00 – 18:30 CST (19:00 – 20:30 EDT), September 10
Peter McKinnon Building Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan

Edmonton, Alberta

18:30 – 20:00 MDT (20:30 – 22:00 EDT), September 10
Convocation Hall, University of Alberta

Calgary, Alberta

20:00 – 21:00 MDT (22:00 – 23:00 EDT), September 10
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

Vancouver, British Columbia

20:00 – 21:30 PDT (23:00 – 00:30 EDT), September 10
Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia

Victoria, BC

This concert was held at 7:30 PM PDT on Tuesday August 22
St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria BC
This concert will be streamed starting at 21:30 PDT (00:30 EDT) on Sunday September 10


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… to after sunset on the Pacific