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October 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021
Because of limited capacity at the Budweiser Gardens, you will need to reserve your seats in advance by getting free tickets—for yourself and anyone coming with you—through the Budweiser Gardens website.
Following Government of Ontario regulations, all those attending the Celebration in person at the Budweiser Gardens will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Because we want everyone to hear the Gospel message, we will also be live streaming the Celebration from churches in the community, where anyone can attend. These additional venues fall under current regulations for places of worship.
Working closely with local churches and following all current government restrictions related to COVID-19, we are excited to be offering this event live, and in person!
IMPORTANT WAIVER: As a condition of entering into the venue for the Celebration Outreach Weekend, the ticketholder assumes all risk of illness or death that may arise as a result of contracting Covid-19 at or as a result of attending this event. The ticketholder agrees that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada (“BGEAC”) shall not be liable for any such illness or death and releases and waives BGEAC and its volunteers and agents from all claims with respect thereto.
About The EventCelebrations with Will Graham will culminate with a three-day evangelistic outreach and concert event beginning with KidzFest on Friday, October 22, 2021; a free event featuring music by The Color as well as “The Quest” video presentation of the Gospel. The Celebration will feature Christian musicians and other artists, testimonies, and Gospel presentations by Will Graham, who will invite attendees to commit their lives to Christ. The local churches of the area are working together in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to reach their community for Christ. Invite friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers to hear the Gospel as Will Graham preaches alongside Christian music artists.
Event DetailsCost: Free admission Date: Saturday, October 23 at 7 p.m. ET Sunday, October 24 at 6 p.m. ET Location: Budweiser Gardens The doors at the Budweiser Gardens will open 90 minutes before the start of the event
Will Graham is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Will is the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham. “This world is a broken place,” Will said recently. “People are hurting, dealing with addictions, family issues, job and financial issues, or depression. So many are hopeless. I desperately want people to know that there is hope, and it’s found in Christ.” Since 2006, Will has been telling people about that hope through events called Celebrations. He’s had the privilege of preaching all over the world, on every continent except Antarctica. In Canada, he has proclaimed the Gospel more than 30 times, in nine provinces and two territories. Will is an ordained minister who serves as vice president of BGEA. He’s also executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, a spiritual retreat center in the mountains of North Carolina. He and his wife Kendra live near Asheville, North Carolina, with their three children.
Brooke Nicholls is a worship leader and songwriter from Toronto, ON, where she serves as staff worship leader at Sanctus Church. When she’s not at her home church, she’s leading worship at churches and ministries across Canada and beyond, including past Celebrations with Will Graham. Brooke has been named the Female Vocalist of the Year for the last three years at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards and her latest album, Pursue, was nominated for a 2020 Juno Award. Brooke is married to Steve, her guitar player.
George Canyon rose to become one of Canada’s hottest country music stars in the early 2000s and has won countless accolades and awards, including Junos, CCMAs, and ECMAs. He has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, and recorded 12 albums. He is a highly regarded humanitarian, strong supporter of the military, and, most important, a proud father and devoted husband. George’s heart to share his hope in Christ has led him to sing at several Celebrations across Canada.
The Afters are a Dove Award-winning Christian rock band founded by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua. Havens and Fuqua first worked together at a Starbucks in Texas, where they played for customers before deciding to form a band. The Afters have since recorded six albums and have often sung and given their testimonies at Canadian Will Graham Celebrations.
Originating from Manitoba, ‘The Color’ have been awarded multiple Canadian GMA awards and have spent the last few years touring Canada. They have shared the stage with artists such as For King & Country, Tenth Avenue North, Jamie Grace, Kutless and Building 429. The band is passionate about sharing the Gospel and has ministered with Will Graham during his Celebrations in Canada.
This Celebration would not be possible without the support of the following organizations.