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General News · 25th March 2018
Mary Clare Preston

Our goal is to provide financial and program support for young musicians who reside on Cortes. We want to thank the Whaletown Community Club for 18 years of ongoing support, and for providing a venue for the Young Musician’s Concert.

After a brief hiatus since 2014, we are pleased to announce that this program has volunteer support and is back on track. This spring we assisted 13 young Cortes musicians with lessons from Cortes Island teachers and we look forward to the possibility of showcasing their talent at the upcoming “Young Musician’s Concert” on June 10.

Our plan is to expand program opportunities and offer larger bursaries, so we are seeking donations.
To that end we have a FUNDRAISER planned for Saturday April 28 at the Gorge Hall featuring a program of local talent: A “Not-So-Young-Musician-Concert” supporting the Young Musicians Bursary Program. Please save this date and watch for posters with more details. Are you interested in helping? Call Mary Clare Preston 935-6384 mcbwtwincomm.ca

The proceeds from the concession at the Rick Fines concert on May 18 at the Gorge Hall will also go toward the YMBP. On the eve of Seafest this is certain to be an excellent show!

If you would like to support the YMBP please send a cheque payable to:

Cortes Island Young Musician’s Bursary Program Box 115, Manson’s Landing, V0P1K0
Or direct deposit to: Cortes Island Young Musician’s Bursary Program at the Coastal Community Credit Union.

Theresa Hargrave
Mary Clare Preston
Leonard Woywitka