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'Heartland' actor to donate music sales to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan

Shaun Johnston is a star on Canadian show Heartland.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
March 05, 2020 - 3:16 PM

Kelowna actor Shaun Johnston is donating profits from an upcoming music project to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan.

Johnston plays Grandpa Jack on the CBC TV show Heartland. He will soon be releasing the book Book of Shaun as a multi-episode music project about the ideas and stories of the songs he has created for the TV show, according to a Habitat for Humanity Okanagan media release.

Each episode will feature a song and a voice recording of Jackson sharing details about the song. Three episodes will be available, and you can purchase the trio for $3.99. All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan to help people in difficult financial situations own their own home.

Heartland has aired for 13 seasons and has become the longest running one hour show in Canadian television history. Johnston believes the worldwide fanbase will contribute to sales, which will support his community.

The project came about after Johnston met Kathleen Lemieux, the Director of Fund Development for Habitat, at a neighbourhood party.

According to the media release, Johnston wanted to support the Habitat for Humanity Okanagan chapter after he and his wife moved to Kelowna five years ago. The couple honeymooned in Kelowna over 35 years ago and have vacationed in the city every year since.

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