As rolling blackouts rolled through St. John’s, filmmaker Jenina Macgillivray  was admitted to the hospital with severe abdominal pains and dangerously low blood pressure. By morning, she was in critical condition and rushed to surgery. While the doctors were able to fix her up,  she’ll be unable to work for months as she recovers. Enter three of St. John’s finest: Erin Power, Jud Haynes, and Jody Richardson. Jenefit is a two-part, fully fabulous fundraiser.

Part One: A Silent Auction to blow your mind

How about,
The Once play a private house show for you? How about,
a private listening party of the forthcoming Hey Rosetta! album?
There’s some great packages for Moksha Yoga AND Nova Yoga AND Hatha Yoga.
or private yoga sessions with Sherry Ryan … a massage from Rebecca Gladney. Or Tina Thoden.
A signed copy of Sheilagh O’Leary’s photography book for your coffee table …
Or Joel Hynes’s complete body of work.
Mightypop are offering up a double pass to their next TEN shows!
Graham Kennedy and/or John McDonald lithographs!
A set of four Sonic concert tickets, including the City & Colour show
(Note: the amazing Half Moon Run are opening for them).
Have chef Carolyn Power cater to you and friends for a night.
And tons more!
Imagine! Click here to see the full list and get bidding.

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(Prints from Anita Singh (left) and Janice Udell (right))

Part two: An Amazing Benefit Concert

Saturday, January 18th, at The Rockhouse. This willl be the best show of Winter 2014. And it’ll be for a good cause. For fifteen bucks, you’ll take in many of St. John’s finest:

– Green & Gold
– Pilot to Bombardier
– The Pathological Lovers (ft. Tim Baker here and there)
– Mark Bragg
– Duane Andrews
– East of Empire
– An Incredible Woman
– The Domestics
– Sherry Ryan
– The Low Yo Stuff

“Winter Song / Door Locked ” by East of Empire


At the time of her admission to hospital, Jenina was gearing up to shoot a short film “Boarding,” which is based on a true story involving her sister. Let’s all keep an eye out for that too. Her project is part of NIFCO’s amazing first-time filmmakers program, which offers a combination of courses and mentorships, plus access to their gear to shoot your film.