The Robert Cray Band performance at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on October 24th was outstanding. The five-time Grammy Award winner thrilled a packed house with his smoking guitar playing and unique vocals. There is little wonder his concerts are quickly sold out wherever he performs.
I was proud to be the sponsor of this concert. It was a solid and well-received performance. Cray has assembled a group of superstars in their own right and they had the theatre rocking with songs from his new CD This Time and great singles from the past. At age 56, Cray is only getting better.
It is the ability to bring artists like Cray to Oakville that helps to elevate our cultural fabric. The arts are such an important element to complete a community’s personality. Live performances, dance and music feed the minds and souls of its citizens and that is critical for a well-balanced and culturally rich community. One of the most active and influential organizations in our town is the OCPA.
The Centre has been providing an important stage for local theatre and concerts and professional performances by artists from across Canada and around the world since 1977. The mission of the Centre is to provide Oakville residents with a place to learn about themselves and the world around them through dance, music, storytelling and theatre.
I’m proud to be associated with this wonderful organization by bringing a number of top shows and performances such as the Robert Cray Band each year through the Dan Cooper Concert Series. The desire by The Dan Cooper Team to provide support for the arts is a testament to our commitment to give back to the community in which we work and live. We are not simply in the business of selling properties and helping buyers find homes. We are an integral part of this terrific community and The Dan Cooper Team is proud to play a part in shaping its character and its success.
We are involved in a number of good causes in Oakville, and our support for the Oakville Centre is just one more example of our commitment to help build a better community.
“Corporate sponsors like Dan Cooper help the Oakville Centre meet our mandate of bringing world class artists to Oakville,” says Ronnie Brown, marketing coordinator for the Centre. “With The Dan Cooper Concert Series we have been able to present some of the best Canadian and international artists.”
Check the Centre’s website www.oc4pa.ca for an update on upcoming concerts that you can enjoy in one of the most intimate theatres in Canada.