Showplace Benefit Concert For Arts Leader Ray Henderson Who Is Battling Post Concussion Syndrome

Pic via Showplace website

Pic via Showplace website

Showplace Performance Centre is holding a Fundraiser for Ray Henderson, a leader in the arts community for many years in Peterborough. For the past few months, Ray has been dealing with the debilitating effects of Post Concussion Syndrome after a series of concussions over the years. Ray has been off work and could be for some time after his latest concussion playing hockey, a sport he loves.

He has had to cease all activity, minimize stress, and get lots of rest. The benefit concert is raising money for Ray, and his wife and child.

For the past 20 years, Ray has been writing, producing, directing and performing in over 150 projects and productions.

Ray (at right) with Brent Butt (pic via Showplace)

Ray (at right) with Brent Butt (pic via Showplace)

As Artistic Director of Arbor Theatre, he has worked with the community's youth for years, most notably presenting his December Productions, involving children as young as 3 as well as many veterans of the stage.


The Showplace benefit concert takes place Sunday, February 2nd at 2 p.m. The stage will be filled with talented friends and supporters, in a comedy and music filled event.

The amazing lineup of performers include: Kate Ethier, Luke Foster, Kenn Gibb, Paul Nabuurs, Andrew Root, Dan Smith, Danny Bronson, Linda Kash, Bruce Hunter, Derek McGrath, Patrick McKenna, Peter Wildman, Geoff Bemrose, Rachel Bemrose, Chelsey Bennet, Jessica Burrett, Beau Dixon, Kait Dueck, Dan Fewings, The Foleys, Jordan Mack, Megan Murphy, Rob Phillips, Sean Quinlan, Wes Ryan, Jessica Lee, Kate Suhr and Lindsay Unterlander.

The Emcees are Tim Etherington and Catherine Hanrahan, and there will be door prizes and a silent auction with many fantastic items up for grabs as well.

Also, if you'd like to make a cash donation to the Henderson family, email here for deets.

More info here.

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