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Platinum Blonde and Teenage Head Announced for 2011 Barrie Beaver Festival Powered By Impact Live - Proceeds In Support Local Barrie Charities!

Platinum Blonde and Teenage Head Announced for 2011 Barrie Beaver Festival Powered By Impact Live - Proceeds In Support Local Barrie Charities!

August 4, 2011 Barrie, ON: The Kempenfelt Rotary Club, Impact Live and Rock95 are pleased to announce the musical line up for the 2nd Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race and Festival taking place Saturday, September 24th, 2011 Heritage Park in Barrie. The all-ages show will feature Platinum Blonde with special guests Teenage Head.  Both legendary Canadian bands are well known, and enjoyed success throughout the 1980’s establishing a great Canadian music legacy.  Teenage Head, often dubbed ‘Canada’s answer to the Ramones’,   play a high-energy show filled with classics such as “Let’s Shake”, “Infected” and “Some Kinda Fun”.  Platinum Blonde,  enjoyed success  with multi-platinum albums  and hits such as “Doesn’t Really Matter”, “Situation Critical”, “Crying Over You” and many more.  Last year, they were inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Hall of Fame.

“We are very excited that both Platinum Blonde and Teenage Head will ‘Shake the Lake’ at our 2nd Annual Beaver Race and Festival,” said Krista LaRiviere, Co-Chair of the fundraising event. “We’ve had an excellent response so far and are expecting a sell-out event.”

The concert will take place under ‘The Big Tent’ at Heritage Park in Barrie rain or shine. Doors open at 6 PM, the show starts at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased by following the links on, or directly through  

This Kempenfelt Rotary event sees 100% of all proceeds going towards deserving local groups and charities. The event is made possible by many volunteers and sponsors including: Impact Live, Rock95, CRS, ATV, KoolFM, Molson Canadian and The Barrie Advance. Some of the groups/charities supported include: Women and Children Crisis Centre, Hospice Simcoe, Special Olympics Barrie, New Path Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society Barrie, Canadian Mental Health Association, just to name a few.

ABOUT THE 2ND ANNUAL GREAT CANADIAN RACE & BEAVER FEATIVAL: The Great Canadian Beaver Race & Festival is a celebration of all things Canadian with a focus on the iconic beaver. The festival will open with a TENT PARTY Concert on the Friday night featuring Hello Cleveland, The Coalition, The Rockafellers & Fish Head, under the 15,000 square foot heated tent.  Doors open at 6:00 on Friday, Sept. 23/11, and the music and the party continue through the evening until 11pm. On Saturday, the Festival starts at 12 noon, with the opening of Beaver Lane, which includes vendors and activities for the whole family, once again focusing on all things Canadian.  In addition to the poutine vendor and the ever popular Beaver Tails, Beaver Lane will feature decorated Beaver Statues that have been on display throughout the months leading to the festival.  There will be a lumberjack show, master wood carvers, free kids zone and booths from a variety of vendors and local artisans. The excitement builds leading up the the popular Beaver Race, this year sponsored by CRS (Contractor's Rental Supply) that takes place at the pond at Heritage Park.  At 1:00pm, 10,000 race beavers are set free into the pond, and the first beaver to make it over the finish line wins $10,000, with additional prizes the next four finishers.  Go to for ticket sales locations throughout the City. Then the festival wraps up Saturday night with our feature concert event, this year featuring Platinum Blonde with special guests Teenage Head.  Doors open at 6:00.  

ABOUT KEMPENFELT ROTARY CLUB: Kempenfelt Rotary is one of three Rotary Clubs in Barrie. We are 50+ people (Rotarians) who enjoy helping others. We have many fundraising projects throughout the year including Taste of the World, Colt for a Day, Teach a Kid to Fish, Great Canadian Beaver race & Festival, just to name a few. To learn more about our club visit us on All proceeds from the events are used within our community to support our numerous local charities and projects. Rotary is the largest service club in the world. To learn more about Rotary visit

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