IN THE SPOTLIGHT
In The Spotlight, Ottawa’s only concert showcasing the artistic talents and capacities of people with disabilities successfully launched in 2015 at the Shenkman Arts Centre. It received overwhelming support and positive reviews raising crucial funds for Families Matter Cooperative and Citizen Advocacy Ottawa’s Lifetime Networks program. Last year’s event featured local and internationally renowned artists including Matt Savage, Propeller Dance, Justin Hines and Adrian Anantawan.
Building on this success In The Spotlight returned to the Shenkman Art Centre on October 20, 2016 showcasing the talents and inspirational stories of artists with exceptional abilities. Over 250 guests enjoyed amazing performances by by Ottawa’s own Lucas Haneman Express, savant pianist Jacob Velazquez (Florida), classical violinist Adrian Anantawan, and Montréal’s Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli who has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, the Ellen Show and more.
Citizen Advocacy and Families Matter Cooperative would like to sincerely thank the sponsors, donors, organizing committee, volunteers and guests for the generous support making this years In the Spotlight a great success!