Camp Wendake is proud to host OUT and OUTSTANDING lesbian comic, Elvira Kurt. A Toronto native, and alumna of Second City, she has earned herself international recognition as a comic, actor, host and writer.
Growing up in Toronto, Elvira Kurt spent much of her time in front of the bathroom mirror delivering jokes. Her hairbrush doubled as a microphone. The only child of Hungarian immigrants, Kurt says her parents disapproved of her comedic aspirations. “Their whole thinking was, “We gave up everything to come to the new country, to the New World. So, you’re going to be a lawyer or a doctor – something that will allow you to take care of us as we get older,” she says. “You’re certainly not going to tell jokes for a living.”
Yet for 40 years, that’s exactly what she has done. On Friday, October 25, this internationally renowned comedienne will take to the Aeolian Hall stage to participate in a fundraiser for Camp Wendake.
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.
Begin the evening with free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar whilst browsing through a wonderful array of silent and live auction items. At 8 pm, seat yourself to a hilarious evening with Elvira Kurt. Following that program, you will have a chance to finalize
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