With nearly three decades of performing with award-winning Canadian group The Crash Test Dummies under his belt, Mitch Dorge had plenty of drum tricks up his sleeve for students at Tamarac Education Centre and East Richmond Education Centre last week, as he wrapped up his two-week tour of Cape Breton schools and youth centres. Dorge’s visit was hosted by Cape Breton Rotary Clubs and sponsored by The Co-operators Insurance.
Rotary Clubs across Cape Breton Island joined forces with The Co-operators Insurance to welcome Mitch Dorge, long-time drummer for The Crash Test Dummies, to schools, youth centres and other venues across the island. Joining Dorge (second from the right) for his April 15 visit to Tamarac Education Centre in Port Hawkesbury were Alf Dinault (left) of the Sydney Rotary Club; Adam Cooke (second from the left), secretary of the Rotary Club of Port Hawkesbury; and Port Hawkesbury Rotarian Lesa Doucette-McHugh.
Lisa McNamara was just one of the Tamarac Education Centre staff members who got a charge out of an April 16 presentation to the Port Hawkesbury school’s Grade 7 students by Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge. Presented by Cape Breton Rotary Clubs and sponsored by The Co-operators Insurance, Dorge’s visit touched on everything to his personal history as a musician to positive mental attitudes and the dangers of drug addiction.
Well-travelled Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge had plenty of new fans following his visit to Port Hawkesbury’s Tamarac Education Centre on April 16, the second-last stop on a Cape Breton-wide tour hosted by the island’s Rotary Clubs and sponsored by The Co-operators Insurance. Two days later, Dorge made his eleventh and final school presentation at East Richmond Education Centre in St. Peter’s, reaching over 7,300 students during the course of his latest Nova Scotia visit.