Coast To Coast Closeup – Tara Shannon


July 2, 2020 at 11:12 am - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup,
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.

Canadian award winning artist and songwriter, Tara Shannon, is heading into her busiest year yet. Her latest project, “SAY”, in partnership with Advance Care Planning in support of Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association showcases her work as a sought-after songwriter with a talent to capture the essence of a message. ‘SAY‘ encourages people across Canada and beyond those borders to have important conversations with their loved ones. It’s easy to assume the care wishes in the event of an accident or illness but taking the time to speak up and talk about it makes the difference down the road.

 Previous campaigns such as The Butterfly Child, in partnership with DEBRA Canada for her dear friend Jonathan Pitre and Be You Girl, in partnership with Morguard Investments, have showcased Shannon’s gift as a songwriter and revealed a glimpse of her philanthropist heart.

In Shannon’s words, “It can feel daunting to have those kinds of discussions…almost like we might be tempting fate…but when the care wishes are known beforehand, it really does make it easier for your loved ones and healthcare professionals when the time comes.” 

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association hopes the song will act as a catalyst to inspire conversation with loved ones and encourage planning around those care wishes.

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