[dropcap_1]A[/dropcap_1] note for your diaries – especially for my Canadian readers (and I know there are a lot of you out there) – on October 20th this year I will be appearing via video link as a guest speaker at an important fundraising event in Milton, Ontario. The event will be streamed live, so you don’t need to miss out if you aren’t in Canada – and you can still help and contribute. The event is being organised by my good friends Steve Genier and Alex Rondini of Nocturnal Frequency Radio and Southern Ontario Paranormal Society (S.O.P.S.). The aim of the event is to raise funds towards the restoration of the DeForest Pioneer Cemetery in their home town, which dates back to the early 1800s and is in a state of severe neglect.
S.O.P.S. have carried out many paranormal investigations at the cemetery over the years (with permission), but as well as being an important location for such research the cemetery is an important symbol of the pioneering spirit which enabled the community of Milton to flourish and become what it is today. As a historical landmark it is a tragic fact that it has become incredibly dilapidated as well as the target of vandals, and S.O.P.S. are hoping that the example of the good work carried out by the Friends of Highgate Cemetery will be an inspiration to local people and show what can be achieved with planning, fundraising and dedication.
The event will hopefully also see the debut of a new film about myself in 8 parts, which is currently in post-production. The film, titled ‘Tulpa’, has been produced by the Sycamore Brothers and represents a labour of love spanning six years. We are hoping that the screening of the film will create a harmonious link between the paranormal speakers and aspects of the event, and the practical matter of what happens when a cemetery reaches a stage of decline where it must be saved or lost for ever.
S.O.P.S. have many respected speakers lined up, as well as a silent auction planned, and the event looks set to be a great success and certain to raise funds for this worthy cause. I committed to this event at the beginning of the year, and know that Steve and Alex have invested many hours of unpaid work into promoting and planning this event, including securing the unique and historic venue.
The event will take place on October 20, 2013 between 12pm and 4pm at the Alexander Barn, Halton Museum at 5181 Kelso Rd., Milton, Ontario L9T 2X7. Tickets are limited.
You can find out more about the fundraising event here:
And if you are on Facebook, here:
I will remind readers about this event a little nearer the time and let you all know how you can contribute – even a little – towards preserving this piece of Canadian history and paranormal folklore for generations to come.
Please circulate the link to this blog entry and the links above amongst your friends so we can all help spread the word.
In the meantime however here is a clip from YouTube to give you a feel for the kind of battle the cemetery’s volunteers experience on a daily basis.