No stranger to the stage, or the pulpit, Rev. Matthew Martin has been an Anglican priest for six years and has been impersonating Elvis since before he was six. A true performer, Martin was the headliner in the Drayton Entertainment production of Blue Suede Shoes in 2012, and was named the Grand Champion, of the non-professional category in 2010 for his tribute of the King of Rock and Roll in Collingwood, Ontario. Where Martin finds his true passion however, is in celebrating of the King of Kings. Martin brings a special spirit to his work within the church, as he makes his unique mark on the very traditional calling of religion. Martin continues to perform at sold out charitable concerts in and around London, and especially at his home parish in Lucan, Ontario. Martin’s voice always captivates – whether he is singing a century-old religious hymn, a touching Christmas carol or an upbeat rock song, you can clearly see his soul in every performance.
Matt volunteers each year as the spiritual director at Camp Wendake, a camp for people living with HIV/AIDS. He has decided to dedicate his talent support of Camp Wendake. All proceeds from this evening go to the camp.
Camp Wendake is a one-week residential camp program for people living with HIV, their families and caregivers. Camp Wendake is an amazing contradiction! People gather because of a common health concern but find freedom from focusing upon the disease for a brief time and find an opportunity to celebrate life in a community where HIV/AIDS in the norm. People may choose to attend camp in order to learn and share more about coping with their overall health and social issues. Or they may come for the rest and refreshment of a caring and understanding community.