About the Program
The Magna Hoedown has united York Region residents to support charitable organizations and raise close to $14 million over three decades. Although the pandemic has prevented the ability to safely gather, Magna remains committed to the spirit and tradition of the Hoedown – uniting neighbours around the common goal of raising much needed funds for important causes.
This year, 30 charities, non-profits, and community groups have been selected as recipients of the Magna Hoedown Community Fund. “Collectively, these organizations help over 181,000 residents across York Region through their programs and services. We encourage the community to participate in our upcoming virtual programs to show their support and help raise some additional money for these important community groups.” – Erin Cerenzia, Manager Neighbourhood Network.
Virtual Hoedown Concert
Dust off those cowboy boots, lasso your COVID-bubble, and get ready to Hoedown at home!
The Virtual Hoedown Concert stars Beverley Mahood, a dynamic entertainer, highly recognized musically for her solo albums; the David Foster produced, award winning trio, “Lace”; and winner of several CCMA Awards. Beverley has been part of the Magna Hoedown since 1998, often as a performer, and for the last 10 years as the host and mentor for the Magna Hoedown Showdown.
Together with CCMA Award winner Leah Daniels and Magna Hoedown Showdown past winners Mac Shepherd, John Anderson, and Dayna Reid, this Virtual Hoedown Concert will feature country music cover hits you all know and love!
Visit www.hoedown.ca and pay what you can – every dollar makes a difference! All concert ticket sales will go towards the 30 Magna Hoedown Community Fund recipients. Once you’ve contributed, you’ll receive details on how to access your exclusive Virtual Hoedown Concert link on September 18th.
Virtual Silent Auction
From September 13th-18th you can bid on over 125 items in a Virtual Silent Auction! Participating is easy – visit www.hoedown.ca to view all the items up for bidding from your phone or computer. Once you’ve perused the amazing offerings, you can place a bid by following a few simple steps (outlined on our website). You’ll receive notifications when you’ve been outbid, you can note favourites to keep an eye on, and you can even place a maximum auto bid that increases by the valid bid increment when you’ve been outbid – so you can set it and forget it on your favourites!
Don’t forget, in addition to these initiatives you can support the Magna Hoedown Community Fund recipients at any time by donating online at www.hoedown.ca.