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This Week - Wednesday, August 5 – Country Music Duo, Jess and Tay

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Summer at Home Performance Series Presented by TD Bank Group

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Your Wednesday Night Entertainment!

Summer is here and the tradition continues. Except this year, we’ll be bringing the performances to you. The Summer at Home Performance Series Presented by TD Bank Group will provide both musical and children’s shows that will be broadcast live via the Town’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/myajax and here until September 2. We are committed to providing residents with a platform to celebrate and connect through family-friendly shows.

Check out the entertainment line-up below!

Kids at Home - Wednesdays, 7 – 7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15 – Friendly Fables

Alexis Alexander was born and raised in Ajax, Ontario, where he lives now with his wonderful wife, their two young children and the family fur-babies, Daizy and Zoey.

Two years ago he was working in the corporate world when his infant son required surgery at SickKids. Alexis took time off work to be with him during his recovery and while off was inspired to write and self-publish a series of 14 children's books and songs called Friendly Fables

Fast forward to present day and his debut kids rap album based on his books hit #1 on the iTunes children's music chart in Canada and their YouTube Channel has over 250,000 views!

Since 2018, Friendly Fables has performed at over 100 schools across Ontario, numerous festivals and has had several live sold out concerts at The Music Hall Concert Theatre in Oshawa.

For more information on Friendly Fables visit https://www.friendlyfables.com/

Wednesday, July 29 – Comic Juggler, Craig Douglas

Craig is a professional comedian, juggler and dad. For more than 20 years he has been thrilling audiences across Canada and around the world. Onstage, his boundless enthusiasm is contagious and he quickly has audiences roaring with laughter. Whether you’ve seen his show once or dozens of times, his spontaneous energy and interaction with the audience makes for a thrilling experience every time.

Craig grew up in London, Ontario and caught the juggling bug after a dinner guest was coaxed into tossing three Laura Secord pudding cans. He put himself through 7 years of university as a performer and over the years he has won many accolades and awards. 

Craig has appeared nationally on CBC television and has opened for Jann Arden, The Nylons, Colin James and, perhaps most memorably Charlie the Karate Chimp (no, really).

For more information on Craig Douglas visit http://www.comicjuggler.com/

Wednesday, August 12 – Chakde: Canada | Bollywood Dance & Fitness

This show will introduce you to world of Bollywood Dance while combining it with fitness. Watch as Chakde Canada helps children and adults alike explore the world of Bollywood Dance, teaching you the basic choreography to a routine and taking part in different dance games.

The night will end with Chakde Bollywood wowing the crowds with a routine of their own.

For more information on Chakde Canada visit https://www.facebook.com/chakdedance/

Wednesday, August 26 – Envrio Drum

On the surface Enviro Drum is a percussion group comprised of professional musicians who have a passion for music and an eye for engaging performance. Things get interesting when the group takes their love of music and couples it with a passion for preserving the environment.

Each Enviro Drum show has many interactive and entertaining moments wherein the group performs different styles of music while delivering environmental statistics in a way that is easy to understand.  Enviro Drum uses strictly recyclable products as percussion instruments. These include: plastic, metal, glass, wood and paper product.

Enviro Drum was formed in 2009 and has performed in over 500 schools, festivals, and at private shows for corporate companies for audiences of ALL ages.

For more information on Envriodrum, visit http://www.envirodrum.org/

Music at Home - Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22 – Source Music

Source Music has formed organically through the collective inspiration of Peter Byberg, lead vocalist/ guitarist and Negus Medhin, djembe/ percussionist. The two men realized a shared understanding in allowing the music to create itself, in observation of themselves as musicians, audience and life. “We perform in living presence through connection to source, which is the timeless energy and origin of all things.”

The duo love positive people vibrations. The audience is always a part of the Source Music experience. Captivating rhythms and soulful melodies entwine, inviting the listener to a transformative place of inner openness. Connection to Source offers each of us life’s greatest gift.....being grateful in celebration for the gift of life we all share together.

Wednesday, August 5 – Jess and Tay

Launching into the Canadian country music scene with their big stage debut as finalists in the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2016, they have created quite the buzz. They’ve since been spending their time performing across Ontario, at events and/or venues such as The Havelock Jamboree, The Horseshoe Tavern, SuperCrawl, and many CCMA showcases.

Although Jessie hails from Hamilton, Taylor from Pickering, Ontario, their shared love and passion for country music brought them together, some 4 years ago. Their connection was instant, so much so that they are often mistaken for sisters.

This dynamic duo is looking forward with great excitement to this summer, when they’ll be releasing there debut EP, which will reflect the undeniable bond that they share on and off stage. With a jam-packed summer of shows ahead, Jess and Tay have only just begun their country music journey. 

For more information on Jess and Tay, visit https://jessandtay.com/

Wednesday, August 19 – Durham Street – Classic Rock Revival (CCR) Tribute

Durham Street Classic is a tour de force consisting of four accomplished musicians. They take audiences through a musical journey performing favourite Classic Rock songs of the 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond.

Fronted by vocalist Colin Jennison on guitar and keyboards, along with Rob Anthony on lead/slide guitar, Steve Dodd on bass guitar/back-up vocals and Taras Kapanaiko on drums/percussion. These four individuals can rock the house on any given day or night!

For more information on Durham Street visit https://www.durhamstreet.ca/

Wednesday, September 2 – Jack Walker

Jack is a local Durham Region resident who will perform some of his favourite songs by Johnny Cash, The Beatles, The Lumineers, as well as some of his own originals.  His first single, "The Animal Song" serves as an introduction to a collection of songs with catchy melodies, poet lyrics, and a folky feel that sound classic and modern at the same time.

Jack has performed across Canada - from Whistler, BC to Charlottetown, PEI - as well as in the US and the UK.

For more information on Jack Walker check out https://www.youtube.com/user/jackwalkertunes/featured

Past Shows - Summer At Home Series

Wednesday, July 15 – Friendly Fables

Wednesday, July 22 – Source Music

Wednesday, July 29 –Comic Juggler, Craig Douglas

In-Person Events

In-Person Events will take place with the appropriate safety measures to ensure that you and your family can relax and enjoy the show! 

Scene It Cinemas – Pop-Up Drive-In Experience

The world of live events has changed and in an effort to stay connected we’re inviting you to drive in, to get out.

Join us for the following two free Pop-Up Drive-In events:

August 14 - Toy Story 4 (PG) 
August 28 - Avengers: Endgame (PG 13)

Both movies will take place at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) at the Audley Recreation Centre (1955 Audley Rd. N).

Reminders:

  • Pre-registration is required (first come first served basis)
    • Person registering must be an Ajax resident (must present confirmation and ID to Town Staff onsite)
    • All participants within the vehicle must live in the same household or be part of the same social circle
  • As per Provincial government recommendations all guests must be in a vehicle
    • There is no General Admittance seating, no bike parking, etc. 
    • Walk-ins or any self-propelled means of transportation are not permitted
  • Only 1 registration per person is allowed
    • Multiple registrations will not be accepted as ID is required upon entry

Please choose your desired movie below:

August 14 - Toy Story 4 (PG) 

August 28 - Avengers: Endgame (PG 13)

Please Note: Only 234 vehicle registrations are available per movie. Registration is on first come, first served basis.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
If I didn’t pre-register for the event, can I register when I get to the venue? 
If registrations are at full capacity, there will be no day-of entry allowed. If there are spots available, and one member of the car is from Ajax, you will be permitted to enter.
Can I leave and come back?
There are no in/out privileges. Once parked, you are asked not to leave the event until the end of the movie. Emergency situations are exempt from this rule. 
Will there be restrooms available?
We are asking that all guests minimize or eliminate the need to leave their car for any reason. A limited number of portable washrooms and hand wash stations will be available for use and guests who need to use the facilities must follow physical distancing restrictions and instructional signs. Portable washroom use will be limited to one adult at a time. Small children may be accompanied by an adult. Accessible washrooms will be available, and all restrooms will be cleaned regularly. Masks should be worn while travelling to and from your car. 
Can we bring our own food and drinks or will there be refreshments for sale?
To limit the need to leave your car and parking space, and remain physically distanced from other guests, there will be no refreshments for sale. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Alcohol is strictly prohibited. While we will have staff on site to assist in housekeeping efforts, we kindly ask that you please take your trash with you and dispose of it at home to limit person-to-person contact and potential spreading of germs.
Can I smoke cigarettes/vape/cannabis at this event?
No. As with all Town of Ajax outdoor events, this is a non-smoking/vaping/cannabis event.
Can I bring my pet to the Drive-In?
Pets are not allowed at this event, inside or outside of vehicles.
What happens if it rains?
Your safety is our priority. In the event of inclement weather, event management may decide to delay or cancel the movie. Important updates will be communicated through social media platforms, onsite video screens and over the FM radio band. 

Get Involved!

Become a vendor or exhibitor at our festivals and events!

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently accepting any vendors or exhibitors. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for 2021 Festivals and Events, please send an email to events@ajax.ca as an expression of interest. 

Become an entertainer at our festivals and events!

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently accepting any new entertainers. If you are interested in becoming an entertainer for 2021 Festivals and Events, please send an email to events@ajax.ca as an expression of interest. 

Become a sponsor at our festivals and events!

Become a sponsor of our upcoming Virtual and In-Person events. Please call 905-619-2529 ext. 7248 or email events@ajax.ca for more information.

Volunteer at our festivals and events!

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently accepting new volunteers at this time. To learn more about our volunteer program visit our Volunteer page.