MusiCounts

True North: The Canadian Songbook Commemorative Band Aid Grants

Eleanor McCain celebrated the release of her landmark album/book project True North: The Canadian Songbook with an album release event in support of MusiCounts. Donations from the event raised over $100,000, and Eleanor McCain and MusiCounts announced the five schools that will receive $20,000 commemorative musical instrument grants – the True North: The Canadian Songbook Commemorative Band Aid Grants. These instrument grants will be awarded to deserving schools across Canada in celebration of the 20th anniversary of MusiCounts in 2017.

The schools chosen to receive the commemorative grants via the MusiCounts Band Aid Program are:

St. Aidan Catholic School
Toronto, ON

École primaire Langlois
Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC

Jack Hulland Elementary School
Whitehorse, YT

Qiqirtaq High School
Gjoa Haven, NU

Winnipegosis Elementary School
Winnipegosis, MB

The True North: The Canadian Songbook event highlighted the importance of supporting music education and empowering children with music. The evening included a performance from Michael Power St Joseph High School’s drumline and Melanie Doane’s Uschool.

 

More information on the MusiCounts Band Aid Program

More information on Eleanor McCain and True North: The Canadian Songbook

 

 

Ashley Sperling