(Toronto, September 12 2006) â€“ Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is pleased to announce that poet Tanis Rideout and dancer Andrea Nann will join musician Gord Downie for next week's Heart of a Lake Tour.
Waterkeeper has dubbed Tanis Rideout the â€œpoet laureateâ€? for Lake Ontario and added the up-and-coming author to its three-town port tour. Tanis is crafting a poem inspired by the waterfront battles taking place in Oshawa, Port Hope and Kingston specifically for Heart of a Lake.
Andrea Nann is one of Toronto's foremost contemporary dance choreographers. Andrea is best known for her ability to marry spellbinding movement with spoken word, video, design, and other art forms.
â€œWe are honoured to have two of the lake's most talented artists join us for the Heart of a Lake tour,â€? says Waterkeeper and environmental lawyer Mark Mattson. â€œTheir generosity is yet another example of the spirit that makes the Lake Ontario community so remarkable.â€?
Mark Mattson, President & Waterkeeper Office: (416) 861-1237 Cell: (416) 666-8961 Info online; waterkeeper.ca/heartofalake