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Several articles pertaining to the tragic death of Jason (Bear) Marche
and details of the negligence and fraud committed by slumlord Jason Hejja can be found at

Follow our ongoing story about why Verico The Mortgage Station is currently under investigation by the
South Simcoe Police regarding fully-supported allegations of usury, also known as loansharking.

Hopefest, In support of Sick Kids Hospital

Here are two videos we produced to promote the Hopefest group of volunteers who work throughout the year to raise funds for Sick-kids Hospital and other children's charities

Hopefest is a group of volunteers aged between early teens and their fifties who work together all year long to fundraiser money for Sick-kids Hospital and other related children’s charities, such as Marnie’s Studio. The main thrust of their efforts culminates on Labour Day weekend, when they host the Hopefest Music For Miracles festival in Pefferlaw, a small corner of Georgina. Music for the show ranges from heavy metal to country and folk music, and the bands range from up and coming to at least local household names. Many of the groups are labelled or about to be so and most donate their contribution to this very worthy cause.

Headliners are not truly the attraction, as most come for the atmosphere and the commodity of like-minded people, but in 2016 Absolute Journey Tribute was the closing act, and they closed the show in style.

Our producer was approached by show producer Bob Walker while both were helping Barry philanthropist Frank Nelson to raise money for the Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get and the link between them has existed and strengthened ever since, as demonstrated by our offer to record the Hopefest participation in the Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights.

It is our sincere hope that Five Points Media can once again come to the aid of the Hopefest team during 2017, but a lot depends on the travel schedule of Frank Nelson’s Cycle For Community fundraising journey.