Christmas Carol reading supports CRC quarry fight

ROCKWOOD – Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) are presenting a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Dec. 8 at 7pm, hosted by Ebenezer United Church, 12274 Guelph Line.

The reading features narration by CBC radio voice Judy Maddren. Joining the cast is Adam van Koeverden, kayak Olympian and newly-elected MP for Milton.

A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, one of literature’s great curmudgeons.

Young activists, CRC’s Rand Peter and Spencer Lippa, the youngest member of Canada’s Green Party, will be young voices in the story.

The production will also feature sound effects by Colin Smith, costume accents by Susan Strachan Johnson and live music by Robin Aggus.

This reading supports the CRC’s opposition to the proposed quarry near Rockwood, which was reviewed at a seven-week-long LPAT hearing in July 2019. The decision is yet to come.

CRC has raised more than $750,000 over the past seven years to cover costs of expert consultants and legal services. The remaining funds are being raised through donations and through events like this reading.