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2010 Music (Archived)

The Aurora Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will feature special musical presentation from the following artists:

Cameron RawlinsCameron Rawlins

Micah 6:8 asks the question, “what does the Lord require of you?” to which the response is “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Cameron was personally challenged to find a way to use his gifts and talents that God had given to him in the way described by Micah in chapter 6. Cameron decided that the best way to do this was to make a CD with all the proceeds being donated to the various ministries of The Salvation Army.

Music has always been a big part of Cameron’s life. He began playing a brass instrument at the age of 5, and later obtained his grade 8 piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2004, Cameron finished in the top 100 at the Canadian Idol competition on CTV. Cameron is currently a member of the Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army where he plays his Euphonium. He is also the vocal soloist for this band. In 2008, Cameron graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music, with honours. In 2009, he graduated from the University of Toronto with his Bachelor of Education. Cameron is currently in his 2nd year of the Masters of Music in Performance program at the University of Toronto. In addition to Cameron’s academic pursuits, he conducts a youth band at the Northridge Community Church of the Salvation Army and is a member of the worship team. After Cameron graduates, he plans to pursue a career in teaching high school music.

Kimberley Rawlins (Accompanist)

Kimberley has her A.R.C.T. in piano performance. She currently teaches piano from her home in Newmarket; she is the choir accompanist at Pickering College; and she is the accompanist for the Divisional Youth Chorus of the Salvation Army. In addition to this, Kimberley has been the church pianist at The Northridge Community Church of the Salvation Army for the past twenty years. In her spare time, she is also kept busy accompanying her two sons for various recitals and performances, as they are both studying music at the University of Toronto.


The band Soulise specializes in spiritual and inspirational music playing a combination of original and traditional songs with a contemporary touch of Celtic, folk, country and pop. Over the past six years the band has been performing throughout York Region providing music for church services, concerts and special events.

Their first CD is a collection of spiritually inspiring songs reflecting Soulise’s musical diversity. Their second CD, featuring songs from their original production 'Star So Bright: a journey of faith' will be released this November. For more information go to their website or contact them at or 905-751-3251.

Marianne PuirasMarianne Puiras

Marianne Puiras is an alto singer born and raised in Finland. She got her formal voice training back home and used to perform with her two sisters in various church events across Finland. Since moving to Canada in 1985, she has been a guest soloist in many church functions across Ontario. She has also been a frequent guest at Christian Women’s Clubs as a featured musician.

Marianne sings alto in a musical missionary group called Jubilance Singers and Orchestra that performs and ministers around the GTA as well as around the world. In the past ten years she has traveled and sung with the group in several countries and every Christmas time she sings the Handel’s Young Messiah oratorio with the group. She has also sung in several of their CD recordings. Marianne is a registered nurse, a mother of four children and lives in Newmarket with her husband Ron.

Joe PuirasJoe Puiras

Joe has been a Christian since he was very young. He began taking his faith more seriously at the age of 15 while at a church summer camp. God spoke to him very clearly and said, “Through your mouth I will speak the words of my heart.” Unbeknownst to him this was the beginning of his rapping passion. Since then Joe’s written a handful of passionate songs complete with original music. His lyrics spring from a desire to bring God’s message of grace and truth to all people. He has had a number of opportunities to share at various talent shows and churches.

Joe is 24 years old and is currently studying psychology and French at York University with plans to go to teachers’ college. He lives in Newmarket with his wife Leslie and they are expecting their first child in March. He also enjoys playing chess, the outdoors, watching movies and playing guitar.