Music and muffins in support of Millet in Bloom

This year in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday Millet in Bloom will be redesigning one of their gardens to recognize this historical event.

  • Apr. 5, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Off The Rails features siblings and cousins April Irwin


This year in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday Millet in Bloom will be redesigning one of their gardens to recognize this historical event.

Located at the corner of Sec Hwy 616 and Diamond Drive, it is a high visibility spot near the recreation area and the main entrance into Millet from the QE #2 highway so will be viewed by both residents and visitors. The garden will highlight the Canada 150 logo in flowers while surrounded with low growing shrubs. The garden will also hold an overhead metal arch indicating Canada 150. Contributors to the project will be remembered in a plaque installed at the site.

In support of this milestone in history, Millet in Bloom is hosting a fundraising event that will feature the Off the Rails family band and pastries prepared and served by Millet Men “Chefs.”

Off The Rails features siblings and cousins April Irwin, Brent Cheek, Melanie Cheek, and Judy and Lloyd Jackson. The rich harmonies they weave into their songs are enhanced by blood ties and years of singing together around the piano and guitar. Playing songs from the past and the present, cover tunes and originals, Off The Rails pay homage to the songwriting of Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Gillian Welch, The Indigo Girls and more.

Perennial favourites in their home communities, Off The Rails guest performed at fundraisers for the Trochu Arboretum, the Anthony Henday Museum in Delburne, the Elnora United Church, and the Elnora Community church fundraisers since 2012. Other appearances include the Lee Park Gospel and Country Jamboree & Ivan Daines Picknic, Innisfail.

Dessert will be prepared and served by Millet Men “Chefs”, men representing a variety of business and service groups or individuals in our community. Taste the delectable favorites of the men in our community and you will be delightfully surprised.

Another highlight will be Mayor Tony Wadsworth making his family’s traditional English Trifle; Dave Horner, Business First Financial, is making his famous pies, plus much more.

The event will be held Saturday, Apr. 22 at the Millet Agriplex located at 5290 45 Ave with doors opening at 7 p.m., show to follow. Tickets are $20 each, $22 at the door. Proceeds towards the Millet in Bloom Canada 150 project. Tickets are available at Millet Town Office (5120-50 Street) and Millet Liquor Store ‘N’ More (5018-50 Street).


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