Hedley and the Slaight Family Foundation surprised a Toronto school with $10,000 worth of instruments during a celebration of the MusiCounts Band Aid Program! Students were treated to a music workshop, and a performance by JUNO Award winning band Hedley, and the celebration honoured the Slaight Family Foundation’s ongoing commitment to MusiCounts. Watch the surprise unfold.
Three additional Toronto area schools were also in attendance, having received instruments through The Slaight Family Foundation’s generous support of the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.
2016-2017 The Slaight Family Foundation MusiCounts Band Aid Program Recipient Schools
Alpha Alternative Junior School, Toronto, ON
Baibombeh Alternative School, Pawitik, Ontario
James Culnan Catholic Elementary School, Toronto, ON
Queen Alexandra Middle School, Toronto, ON
St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School, Rexdale, ON
St. Mary Catholic Academy, Toronto, ON
Canada’s favourite high-energy, platinum-selling chart toppers, Hedley, are set to release their new album, CAGELESS, September 29 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. This is their seventh full-length album and was written and produced by frontman Jacob Hoggard with longstanding Hedley collaborators Brian Howes and Jason “JVP” Van Poederooyen at the Warehouse Studio in BC.
The new album features the hit single, “Love Again”, which was the most added first single in the history of the band and quickly rose to top 10 at three radio formats. Their latest infectious track, “Better Days” has already garnered 2.5 million streams in only a few short weeks.
Hedley have also announced their highly anticipated 2017 Cageless Tour. Joining Hedley on the 32 city Canadian arena tour will be very special guests Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams. Tickets go on sale in all markets on Friday September 29, with VIP packages on sale now.
Hedley has accumulated over 1 million album sales, 4 million single sales, has 18 #1 videos on Muchmusic and has been honoured with 11 MMVAs, 4 SOCAN and 2 JUNO awards. The band has amassed over 86 million Vevo video views, 68 million streams on Spotify and 17 top 10 radio singles.
The acclaimed Vancouver based four-piece band includes Jacob Hoggard (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards), Dave Rosin (guitar), Tommy Mac (bass), Jay Benison (drums).
About The Slaight Family Foundation
Established in 2008, the Slaight Family Foundation is committed to making a difference. The Foundation supports projects related to health care, social service initiatives, the arts, at-risk youth as well as providing aid to disadvantaged countries. To date, the Slaight Family Foundation has supported over 75 projects within Canada and overseas, enabling health research and innovative advancements in health care, assisting with programs and services to improve the lives of at-risk youth, encouraging new works of art, providing bursaries and endowment for students in need of financial support to continue their studies and providing the basic necessities of life in developing countries.