Logan Staats, winner of CTV’s show “The Launch” showed up this weekend to do a live impromptu Facebook event in North Bay.
“People are struggling to stay positive," said Staats. "We all need to feel a human connection. As an artist, we can share a human connection through our music and show people no matter what is going on in life, you belong, you are loved, you matter. When I saw an opportunity to just share music with a welcoming community such as Nipissing, I just had to get on Facebook and sing.”
Northern Ontario comedian Lady Rae Vyn, from Str8 Talk, said, “We were at Culture Days, and Logan just said, hey, let us do something else. Suddenly Facebook live happened. I was a witness to passion, love, and community."
“When Logan mentioned wanting to perform live this weekend, I said ok, let is do it right at my studio on Lakeshore. I have everything we need there. It was great to just do something for people to enjoy without worrying about tickets and costs. And it shows in Logan’s performance”. Said Lindsay Sarazin, owner Wolf Eye Productions.
Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod participated in the performance. “It was not about being a star or boosting anyone’s ego. It was just the love of music and community, which we need more of. There are so many struggles for folks, not just in our community but all communities. If music can bring us together, it shows we can solve all world problems together. People have value, people have rights, but it's time to put people first.”
See the performance here,