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Mysterious Barricades third annual Cross-Canada concert event — September 15, 2018 — 13 cities, 13 hours — From Sunrise on the Atlantic Coast to Sunset on the Pacific Coast
Saturday September 15, 2018



According to the World Health Organization, someone around the globe is killed by suicide every 40 seconds, and more than double the number of people die by suicide than as a direct result of armed conflict. As reported by Statistics Canada, over 4000 Canadians die by suicide each year, over 3000 of them male. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of people between the ages 15 through 34; only accidents claim more of their lives. For people age 35 through 44, only cancer and accidents result in more deaths than suicide. An increase of heart disease in people between the ages of 45 and 54 results in suicide being their fourth leading cause of death. Although the percentage of deaths by suicide decreases with age because of an increase in disease, the number of deaths by suicide in Canada increases until age 55.



We unite musicians in a cross-country concert that offers the healing and connective power of music in support of those whose lives are impacted by suicide.



We believe music heals. Our cross-Canada concert is a catalyst for suicide prevention. We bring healing and hope to those who are struggling and those left behind.

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Our Name

Les Barricades Mystérieuses (The Mysterious Barricades) was composed in 1717 for the harpsichord by
François Couperin. It is the fifth piece in his “Ordre 6ème de clavecin” in B-flat major from his
second book of collected harpsichord pieces (Pièces de Clavecin). It is emblematic of the style
brisé characteristic of French Baroque keyboard music.

With this concert project we hope to raise the level of discussion and awareness surrounding the
mysterious barricades between mental illness and health, between the darkness of depression and the light of hope, between life and death.

Listen to Les Barricades Mystérieuses (The Mysterious Barricades), composed in 1717 by François Couperin and played on the harpsichord by Charlotte Rekken.



All performances and live streaming on September 15, 2018 unless otherwise stated….

St Johns, Newfoundland

Performed on Friday, Sept 7th 7:30 PM (Local NDT)
Streamed at 10:30-11:30 AM (Local NDT) 9:00-10:00 AM (EDT)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Performed on Saturday, Sept 8th
Streamed at 11:00 AM-12:00 (Local ADT) 10:00-11:00 AM (EDT)

Sackville, New Brunswick

Performed and streamed live at 12:00-1:00 PM (Local ADT) 11:00 AM-12:00 (EDT)

Montréal, Quebec

Performed and streamed live at 12:00-1:00 PM (Local EDT)

Ottawa, Ontario

Performed and streamed live at 1:00-2:00 PM (Local EDT)

Toronto, Ontario

Performed and streamed live at 2:00-3:00 PM (Local EDT)

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Performed on Thursday, Sept 13th Noon Hour (Local EDT)
Streamed at 3:00-4:00 PM (Local EDT)

London, Ontario

Performed and streamed live at 4:00-5:00 PM (Local EDT)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Performed and streamed live at 4:00-5:00 PM (Local CDT) 5:00-6:00 PM (EDT)

Edmonton, Alberta

Performed and streamed live at 4:00-5:00 PM (Local MDT) 6:00-7:00 PM (EDT)

Calgary, Alberta

Performed on Friday, September 7th
Streamed at 5:00-6:00 PM (Local MDT) 7:00-8:00 PM (EDT)

Kelowna, British Columbia

Performed and streamed live at 5:00-6:00 PM (Local PDT) 8:00-9:00 PM (EDT)

Vancouver, British Columbia

Performed and streamed live at 6:00-7:00 PM (Local PDT) 9:00-10:00 PM (EDT)


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