Mark your calendar, C-K! On May 8th, Chatham-Kent is having massive party from the comfort of your own living room.
On May 8th, you are invited to get your fancy track pants ready, wash that oversized hoodie and find your best scrunchie, ‘cause it’s your Big Night In Chatham-Kent and you’re gonna want to be ready!
C-K’s Big Night In, powered by TekSavvy, will be a celebration unlike anything Chatham-Kent has seen, say organizers of the event.
From 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Teksavvy TV, YourTV, or via livestream through YouTube (and linked through several local social media channels including 99.1 CKXS), a community-wide broadcast will take place. The broadcast will feature nine local music acts, filmed at venues from across the community. In collaboration with Chatham-Kent Eats with a focus on take-out tastes from across the community, local heroes will also be celebrated from all corners of Chatham-Kent. All COVID-19 protocols have been followed during the production process.
Organizers say the Big Night In event is a celebration aimed at helping the community come together as we look to recover from the past 14 months of COVID-19.
Dava Robichaud, Administrative and Event Coordinator at TekSavvy, said the idea for the event came naturally.
“When we are dealing with stress, or when we are under lots of pressure, we all tell ourselves that we just need a big night out to help take our mind off things. Well, we can’t go out, so it became pretty clear that we need a big night in” says Robichaud.
This initiative is a collaboration with community partners United Way Chatham-Kent, YourTV, and a few other passionate community volunteers.
Robichaud says that the critical piece to all of this is local collaboration. From video production teams including Gatta Creative, Exordia Creative, musical and visual artists, local businesses, our local nonprofit sector, local leaders, and local heroes that have stepped up in inspiring ways this past year.
Over the next couple of weeks, the community can expect to see a lot of communication about the event, and organizers are hoping this celebration can help us all focus on something fun and positive as we continue to come together and persevere.
Morena McDonald, Director of Marketing & Communications at United Way Chatham-Kent and one of the organizers of the May 16 Miracle feels this might be the extra jolt of energy Chatham-Kent needs.
“I think we have all seen the strength of this community, we’ve inspired each other, and we’ve also been an inspiration to other cities and provinces. This celebration will be the perfect way for us all to come together with one massive virtual hug and hopefully give us all some extra energy going into spring and summer.”
More information can be found at www.ourbignightin.com. Get ready to party from your couch C-K, we’re about to blow the roof off!