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Topic: Toronto update: As few Torontonians as possible! Return to archive
06-30-03 04:11 PM
CS 100 Rolling Stones tickets earmarked for Saint John

BY ANDREW CARSON

The organizers of the Rolling Stones SARS-relief concert in Toronto on July 30 have an unusual goal: they want to see as few Torontonians in the audience as possible.

Instead, they hope to see lots of tourists from other parts of Canada and other countries. To help ensure that Saint Johners make up a part of this diverse audience, they've earmarked 100 tickets to be sold exclusively to local residents.

Paul Zed, a local lawyer and former Fundy-Royal Liberal MP, was responsible for bringing the tickets to the city. He is a close friend of Liberal Dennis Mills, a southern Ontario MP and chief organizer of the concert.

"Dennis and I were talking about the concert," Mr. Zed said, "and I mentioned that I hoped people from Saint John would be able to attend.

"That's how it started. Dennis made available 100 tickets."

Although Mr. Zed helped bring the tickets to Saint John, he left it up to local entrepreneur Meryl Stewart to market the tickets and put together a travel package.

Selling for $290 per person, the concert package will include accommodations at a Days Inn near the concert site, bus travel to Toronto and back, and, of course, a ticket to the Rolling Stones concert.

Mr. Stewart will begin selling the package on Wednesday.

Purchasing information will be available at 651-0004.

From his perspective, Mr. Zed thinks this has less to do with seeing the Rolling Stones and more to do assisting out fellow Canadians.

"This is just a modest way for Saint Johners to help out people in Ontario affected by the SARS scare," he said.


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