1 November 2001 -- True North announced that the 27 November 2001 edition of the CBC show "Life and Times" will feature singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn. The show, which begins at 7:00 p.m. will include footage both from the recent "Music Without Borders" concert and from the 500th anniversary taping of Mountain Stage.
'The Life and Times of Bruce Cockburn' will be an intimate look at the man and the musician; interweaving candid interviews with footage from life on the road, archival material and of course great performances of popular songs like Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Wondering Where the Lions Are, If I Had a Rocket Launcher and Call It Democracy.
True North told The Cockburn Project that part of the funds that were raised by the Music Without Borders concert are to be used in Afghanistan to aid the Esmat Girl's School in Peshawar, which offers educational services to 7,500 young female Afghan refugees.
One of the directors of War Child Canada, Dr. Eric Hoskins, left today for Afghanistan to oversee the project and liaise with War Child's non-governmental organisational partners, who are currently involved with purchasing and distributing food, medicine, blankets, tents and cooking utensils to Afghan refugees.
Read Eric Hoskins' photo diary and look for more information at www.warchild.ca and www.ourladypeace.com. There is now a voice message from Eric Hoskins at the Our Lady of Peace website.
Suzanne DeMuth Myers