Play Your Part                                             - Songwriters' Circle

Guitars For Vets Presents

Play Your Part - Songwriters' Circle

Fri, November 10, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Algonquin Commons Theatre

Ottawa, ON


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

  • Reserved seating. 
  • Children aged 3 and under may attend the event at no cost, (with no ticket), provided they sit on a parent’s lap for the performance.
  • All tickets are final sale. No exchanges, upgrades, or refunds.

Play Your Part - Songwriters' Circle
Play Your Part - Songwriters' Circle
Guitars for VETS: Play Your Part
Séan McCann, National Ambassador for Guitars for VETS Canada, is hosting a special evening concert, a songwriter’s circle, and will be joined by fellow artists and friends Sarah Harmer, Joel Plaskett, and Jeremy Fisher on the 10th of November, 2017 at 8pm.

The goal of the event is to bring the therapeutic power of music to serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dealing with the invisible wounds of their service.

“I believe that Music is strong medicine and that a song can save your life. That’s why I support Guitars for VETS.”
— Séan McCann

“My guitar saved my life because the more I played the more all the noise in my head went away it was life changing, I still suffer with PTSD and always will but playing has helped me handle it better, music can set the soul free.”
— Jim Lowther CD, Founder of Guitars for VETS Canada

Through this event, Guitars for VETS, hopes to raise enough money to purchase 700 guitars to be distributed across Canada, along with free lessons, so our former and current service men and women can have the long term benefits of this gift.

Please join us in supporting this worthwhile cause.

About the Guitars for VETS Canada Program

The Guitars for VETS program is based on a simple concept: veterans and currently serving members of the CAF and RCMP who suffer with PTSD or other service-related injuries or disabilities will be provided with a new or gently used guitar. They will also be connected with free online lessons and – when and where available – students will have the option of working with a guitar instructor for 10 weeks of free lessons. These instructor-led lessons may be one-on-one or in small group settings. Our goal with Guitars for Vets is to get as many guitars as possible in the hands of wounded veterans to help the healing process. Learn more at

About the VETS Canada Program

VETS Canada has aided over 1,400 veterans in-crisis, at risk of homelessness, or living homeless since 2010. As the Veterans Affairs Canada service provider in the field of veteran homelessness and in-crisis outreach, VETS Canada’s volunteers provide aid and comfort to veterans in need, including endeavors such as moving veterans from the streets or shelters into affordable housing, securing food support and needed health care, navigating community services and resources, and helping facilitate re-entrance info the work force. Learn more at
Venue Information:
Algonquin Commons Theatre
1385 Woodroffe Ave.
Building E
Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8