I Can’t Keep Quiet, Waterloo – Video

by Carla Johnson, May 7 17

Last Thursday, I hosted the first One Night Choir in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Fantastic night! We learned Milck’s song, “Quiet” from scratch in 3-part harmony. So proud of everyone. Big huge Thank You to Dave Mansell of Tilted Arts for helping with the directing, set-up and filming. Could not have done it without you Dave!

I Can’t Keep Quiet – May 4, 2017 from Dave Mansell on Vimeo.


“I Can’t Keep QUIET” – One-Night, Open Community Songfest at Maxwell’s

by Carla Johnson, Apr 9 17

QUIET song Eko Chamber event Waterloo Carla JohnsonIt debuted at the Women’s March on Washington, then, Choir!Choir!Choir! recorded it… and now…

Calling musicians and non-musicians alike, join us for a one-night songfest on Thursday, May 4th at 7 pm in Maxwell’s Tank Room. We will learn Milck’s song “Quiet” from scratch and celebrate singing it together. At the end of the evening we will film our version and make it available for sharing online.

While the lyrics of “Quiet” were inspired and written for women, the message resonates our hopes for a world of true equality.

Non-musicians: Please join us even if singing isn’t your “thing.” Carla has been teaching vocal music to the toughest classes – middle schoolers! – for many years and she will ignite your inner, shy musician. No music experience required.

Musicians: It will be great to have your experienced voices in the crowd. The score and lyrics will be availble soon so you can take a peak if you wish.

Come for a night of singing, connecting, laughing and celebrating. The bar will be open and fun will be had!

  • Thursday, May 4th, 7 – 10 pm
  • Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
  • 35 University Ave E Unit 2
    Waterloo ON N2J 2V9

This event will be the launch of Eko Chamber, Carla’s vision of open community songfests where  periodic one-night events bring people together to learn a new song from scratch and record it to share online – Waterloo Region’s own version of Choir!Choir!Choir!

Tickets available on Eventbrite, “I Can’t Keep QUIET” – One-Night, Open Community Songfest at Maxwell’s.

Here we go! 😀

Making Lemonade from Lemons and Sharing it

by Carla Johnson, Jan 7 14

Breast cancer has certainly affected lives in my family and in my friends, so I am very happy to share this video. Yup, it made me all sniffy & blubbery. Beautiful.

Welcome 2014

by Carla Johnson, Jan 1 14

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Welcome 2014! January Calendar Page Gift

by Carla Johnson, Dec 31 13

Carla Johnson Cooking With Sin calendar January 2014

As we all welcome in 2014, I have put together a gift for you. It is calendar page for January that you can save and print. It is from my Cooking With Sin project and I will be releasing a page each month that features the calendar for that month along with a special recipe from my CWS project.

Please share and enjoy!

If you include it in a document, please use the entire jpg so Cooking With Sin and Chef D get the credit. Thank you.

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The calendar page is also available on my CWS site here.

Here’s to stirring up a little more “sin” this year!

Happy Happy New Year Everyone!

Teacher Box Office Favourites

by Carla Johnson, Dec 7 13

The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) recently polled teachers on their favourite movies and published the results in our lastest edition of Professionally Speaking, the magazine published for teachers by the OCT. While I wasn’t in the poll, I do like the results.

“Professionally Speaking” December 2013, Page 17

What About the Kids?

by Carla Johnson, Nov 24 13

The Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region have done a brilliant job of explaining the how children are affected by women abuse. It shakes the fundamental structures of their emotional and physical well-being.

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If you are being abused, there is hope.

In Cambridge, please call 519-653-2422

In Kitchener/Waterloo, please call 519-742-5894

More information and the original copy of this image go here.

Into the Great Wide Open

by Carla Johnson, Nov 4 13

Carla Johnson Real Estate Photography Cooking with Sin author educator award winningThe fall edition of Infinity Magazine has just been released and I am especially pleased with my article this month. I love driving, I love travel and I love my daughter, so the two of us went on a 7000 km road trip this summer through the prairies and had the time of our lives. Writing about it was easy as memories were vivid and precious. Plus, I have been named the Contributor of the Month for the magazine, so “Thank you” to Infinity Magazine for that honour.

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Click the Infinity image for the article

Into the great wide open
Under the skies of blue
Out in the great wide open
A rebel without a clue.
~ Tom Petty
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Did you catch that? I drive an Infiniti and I write for Infinity. ;)


I Wish Someone Had Told Me

by Carla Johnson, Jul 14 13

These are great words of encouragement for those of you who are starting new creative ventures.

This poster has been floating around the web and social media. Not sure who to give the credit to for it, but the words are from Ira Glass, the writer and NPR host. Thank you Ira.

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Best Bites, Taste of the Region 2013 is coming!

by Carla Johnson, Jul 10 13

On Sunday, September 8th, we will be hosting the annual Best Bites, Taste of the Region fundraiser for Cambridge Memorial Hospital and the Rotary Club of Preston-Hespeler. It is a truly wonderful event that I am profoundly proud to be part of. Chefs, caterers and restaurants from across the region share bites of their favourite dishes while wineries, breweries and distillers share sips of their favourite libations. It is unlimited bites and sips for everyone who attends. For $125.00 it’s a great deal. What’s not to love!

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This year the hospital funds will go toward the mental health unit. If you know me well, you know that mental illness has had a huge impact on my family. Plus a close family friend just spent the year on an exchange in Thailand funded by the Rotary club. She set aside graduating from high school to experience life in a very different culture and returns a truly enriched person. All of this makes this fundraiser ever nearer and dearer to my heart.

Check out the video from last year’s event and if you live in the area, go on the site and buy your ticket. Also, please tell other people in your circle about it too. You will truly enjoy being part of this special afternoon. Thank you!

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