April 19, 7 pm
First stop. A return to Bath, to the audience of our historic December 2015 first CSC event was very meaningful and emotional. We did not think/know that we would compete with the Stanley Cup play off happening at the same time. There were at least twice as many people in the gym (around 80) compared to what we had at the chapel a year and a half ago. Warden, Kathy Hinch, and Assistant Warden, Gord Zuber, were both present.
Lukas opened a 70-minute program by calling on an inmate, who in 2015 requested a special encore (Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata). There was no answer. We were told later that the inmate had passed away a month previous. Another inmate – the author of the anonymous letter expressing the depth of the impact that our first event had on his life – identified himself during the post-event communications session.
One of many questions I got that night was, “Mr. Kanovich, I will be paroled in 3 weeks after serving 31 years. Where do I go and what should I do?” Regretfully, I had no answer for him. Stanley Cup play off game between the Maple Leafs and Capitals failed twice that evening – it did not impact inmates attendance of our little event (we had a full house) and ended in the Leafs defeat (4:5).