Be sure to check out CMT TV’s Christmas 2010 special “Jason McCoy: Christmas at the Grand“. The PRO trio (Pavlo, Rik & Oscar Lopez) play two guest songs, and Rik jams on the closing credits.

Both songs [Niko’s Tiny Carousel and Fiesta] will appear on Jason McCoy’s Christmas Special CD.

The special premieres Saturday December 11th, and is scheduled to air on the following dates/times (all times Eastern):

  • Saturday, December 11th – 7 pm, 11 pm
  • Sunday, December 12th – 2 pm, 5pm
  • Wednesday, December 15th – 11 pm
  • Monday, December 20th – 7 pm, 11 pm
  • Friday, December 24th – 6 pm

Christmas at Home 2009
Seasonal Celebration and Community Awareness Event

PERFORMERS: Rik Emmett, Ian Thomas, Murray McLauchlan, Dala, Coco Love Alcorn, Jacob Abrahamse, Lloyd Knight and special guests

PROGRAM: Each performer will be singing a selection of traditional Christmas songs

BOX OFFICE CONTACT: 1-905-723-0282 / Email: [email protected]

CHARITY: ALL proceeds from this event to benefit The Abilities Centre (

Produced by Rogers TV – show will run from November 15th to December 31st.

Fund Raising Targets

  • Support The Abilities Centre in Durham Region that is scheduled to open in 2011
  • Create local awareness in the community of this world class facility
  • Build towards a four year objective of raising a minimum of $250,000
  • Establish an annual event which will raise $200,000 or more from 2012 onwards and be the “must attend’ event of the holiday season

The mission of the Abilities Centre is to create a centre that will enrich the quality of life of people with special needs, and/or those who have a varying degree of abilities and challenges, which will enable them to:

  • increase their knowledge and confidence in what is possible
  • have opportunities for successful, active and full lives
  • develop the skills and resources needed to achieve their goals, good health and well being
  • be included in active lifestyles within their own communities
  • engage in activities ranging from fitness to art therapy which will further the body and the mind

Rise Up
Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s
(CBC , Sept. 10 & Sept. 17 at 9 p.m.)
(CBC Newsworld, Sept. 19 & Sept. 26 at 10 p.m.)

Rise Up looks at the digital age of Canadian music in the 1980s, a visual era of big hair and shoulder pads, when music videos helped homegrown artists to take off internationally. America’s MTV and Canada’s MuchMusic provide launching pads for artists as varied as Triumph, Bruce Cockburn, Chilliwack, Jane Siberry, Men Without Hats and Bryan Adams. Read more