Welcome Friend Association

may, 2019

04may7:00 pm9:00 pmBecause Camp! Comedy Fundraising Night Featuring Gavin Crawford

Event Details

15 time Gemini Nominee and Host of Because News on CBC Radio, Gavin Crawford is returning to Sudbury with special guest Ted Morris for an amazing night of stand-up comedy in support of Rainbow Camp.

Gavin’s work has garnered significant critical acclaim. In 1998 he was the recipient of the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund award for outstanding up-and-coming comedic performer. In addition to numerous nominations, Gavin has received many awards for best male performance, television writing, and ensemble performances from 2003 to present.

Gavin has also guest starred on many of Canada’s most popular television shows including, Corner Gas, Robson Arms, The Red Green Show, CTV’s Sonic Temple,Made in Canada, Heartland, and Murdock Mysteries (for which he won a Gemini Award for Best Guest Role in a dramatic series.) Gavin was also the host of CBC’s successful version of the British talent search program, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

A portion of net proceeds from this event will support Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Camp. Rainbow Camp® is a one-week camp for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, 2 spirited and plus (LGBTQ2+) and allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. WFA’s Rainbow Camp® is committed to developing a camp community which honours creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun!!!

WFA’s Rainbow Camp® provides opportunities for campers to make new friends and develop skills through traditional camp programming and innovative curriculum. More than anything, our Rainbow Camp® is a fun place to come OUT and be yourself!

Comedian Ted Morris Joins Gavin Crawford On Stage for Rainbow Camp Fundraiser

Ted Morris is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and… small animal veterinarian? He’s clearly going for a very specific niche. He will join comedian Gavin Crawford, the host of Because News on CBC Radio, Saturday, May 4 at the Sudbury Theatre Centre for a comedy night fundraiser in support of Rainbow Camp.

As a stand-up comic he’s been called “fresh faced and hilarious” and “a real gem” by NOW Magazine. He has performed at the “We’re Funny That Way” , Halifax, Winnipeg, Glasgow and Sudbury LOL Comedy Festivals. In 2016, he made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal where he filmed a set for Kevin Hart’s new LOL comedy streaming platform.

His TV appearances include an hour long “Comedy Now!” stand-up special airing on The Comedy Network and MTV Canada, The Toronto Show, The Comedy Network’s “Canadian Comedy Shorts” and “Punched Up”, MuchMoreMusic’s “Heat Meter”,” CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy and Halifax Comedy Festivals and Out TV’s “PopPorn”. His latest appearance at the Halifax fest now has over 2 million online views.

Ted can be heard around the world on Sirius XM Radio and in Canada is undefeated on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters”. He was featured in the short film “Parent Teacher” which was an Official Selection of the LA Comedy Film Festival.

2019 will see the release of his long-awaited debut comedy album “Dawn of the Ted” , an appearance on season 14 of “America’s Got Talent” and a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Stand-up Comic. When Ted isn’t performing he works as a small animal veterinarian, has a nationally syndicated veterinary advice column on CBC Radio 1, and can often be found playing one of his collection of over 100 board games you’ve probably never heard of. Nerd.

Tickets are on sale now at the Sudbury Theatre Centre Box Office at 170 Shaughnessy Street and online at www.sudburytheatre.com. Tickets start at $43.75.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sudbury Theatre Centre

170 Shaughnessy Street


Derek Young Live Event Production