Access To Music Foundation AGM & Celebration

AtoMFoundationAccess to Music Foundation is a local foundation dedicated to providing BC’s children and youth with the tools to develop critical and analytical skills, self- esteem, and academic achievement through music education. Tomorrow, Access to Music Foundation (AtoM) is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at CBC Vancouver’s Studio 700.   Keynote speaker Canadian musician & Senator Tommy Banks is scheduled to address the event which begins at 6:30pm.  The AGM is open to anyone interested in learning more about the organization, voting requires paid membership to the Foundation.

In addition to his keynote at the AGM, Senator Banks is selected school’s music programs, to see the impact that Access to Music has had upon local students.

On Wednesday night, October 22nd, AtoM is hosting a special night to honour Senator Tommy Banks Night at Vancouver’s FanClub, featuring a selection of stellar BC artists performing and hosted by Vicki Gabereau and Terry David Mulligan. In addition to honouring Senator Banks, the evening also aims to raise funds,for AtoM Foundation’s instrument and mentorship programs, through ticket sales and donations to the organization. The evening’s live music line-up celebrates Access to Music’s diversity, and features a range of genres from jazz to world music, and country to rock ‘n roll, like The Matinee, Jim Byrnes, Sister Says, Kylee Epp and many more.

The Access to Music AGM takes place Tuesday October 21 at CBC Studios, 700 Hamilton Street.
Doors 6pm.
Admission: free but voting requires paid membership.

The Access to Music Foundation Senator Tommy Banks Night takes place Wednesday October 22 at Vancouver FanClub, 1050 Granville Street, Vancouver
Doors: 7:00pm
General Admission Tickets $25, VIP Tickets $70 (incl. reserved seating and complimentary hors d’oeuvres)

Martini Madness II at Yaletown Brewing Co

MartiniMadnessIITomorrow night, Thursday March 6th, Yaletown Brewing Company hosts the second Martini Madness in support of the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF).  So come down after work and enjoy some great mixed martinis and support a great cause.
From 8pm – 11pm, 3 bartenders will be pouring different martinis for just $10, you can vote for your favourite and enter to win a $100 gift card from Mark James Group of restaurants.

The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) which provides financial support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with a financial crisis arising from a health or medical condition. The Foundation also awards scholarships  to students enrolled in hospitality, culinary and sommelier programmes in BC.

Yaletown Brewing Co – Martini Madness

Yaletown Brewing Feb 6 Martini Night SMTomorrow night, Thursday February 6th, come down to Yaletown Brewing Company and enjoy some after work libations and support a great cause.
From 8pm – 11pm, 3 bartenders will be pouring different martinis for just $10, you can vote for your favourite and enter to win a $100 gift card from Mark James Group of restaurants.

Martini Madness supports the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) which provides financial support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with a financial crisis arising from a health or medical condition. The Foundation also awards scholarships  to students enrolled in hospitality, culinary and sommelier  programmes in BC.

BAM! A Hairy Fashion Show

Suki’s Hair Salon and Knot Theory Fashion House team up in the first Bold Alopecia Movement (BAM!) hair and fashion show, to raise awareness for alopecia areata, a hair loss condition that affects 2% of the global population (four times the population of Canada). The BAM! Fashion Show will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at Ginger 62 in Vancouver.

Having had alopecia since the age of 10, Tanya Huang, creative director of Knot Theory, just recently felt brave enough to ‘come out of

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BAM! Cofounder Tanya Huang

the closet’ and shared her story with a video that went viral on Facebook and Youtube. Tens of thousands of people showed an outpouring of support, which fueled her passion to bring a more positive impact to the alopecia community.

Three years ago Ms Huang founded a Vancouver alopecia support group to help others like her. Hearing about the experiences of other members of the support group helped Huang to gradually accept her condition and eventually embrace it.  Together with Erin Leach, who has also developed a positive attitude towards her alopecia, Huang created a non-profit foundation that is the same name as this event – BAM! It’s a movement to help people with alopecia feel bold and confident being who they are.

Knot Theory and Suki’s began discussing a creative collaboration last year, and BAM! has tied everything together. Says Huang, “Often hair stylists are the ones to discover someone’s alopecia, which first presents itself as circular bald patches on the back of the head” which gives the salon a unique relationship with alopecia.  “Some say beauty is skin deep. Superficial. Just hair, skin, makeup and clothes. At Suki’s, we know real beauty is so much more,” says Ken Takagi,  President of Suki’s Hair Salon.

BAM! Cofounder Erin Leach
BAM! Cofounder Erin Leach

The BAM! event will be hosted at Ginger 62 lounge & club on Wednesday, June 19th @ 7pm. Tickets are $10/person, including a hair and bow tie fashion show, a bow tie tying contest, and live performances by two talented local bands, Their There and Dogwood and Dahlia. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to help people with alopecia feel confident being who they are.

For more information and to purchase tickets as of June 1st, visit  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bam

 

Music BC presents first Beautiful Heart Award at Celebration 2012

Celebration 2012 - Steph MacPherson
Steph Macpherson
Celebration 2012 - Vancouver Technical Secondary Band
Vancouver Technical Secondary Concert Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, The Vogue Theatre was host to an evening long concert and fundraiser for Music BC Foundation, Celebration 2012. Various BC artists donated their time to benefit the Charitable Foundation which supports music education throughout British Columbia by providing instruments to underfunded music programs in public schools, Aboriginal schools, community centres, and regional youth orchestras; scholarships for young artists pursuing a career in music, and mentor-based music programs for at-risk youth.

Celebration 2012 - Jim Byrnes
Jim Byrnes

During the concert the Music BC Charitable Foundation announced the creation of the Beautiful Heart Award to recognize a person whose sensitivity, endurance, inspiration and musical artistry and has made an enduring contribution to British Columbia and Canada.  The inaugural recipient of the award is Bill Henderson, of the band Chilliwack. Henderson has contributed an immense amount to music and music education over the years, holding volunteer positions as the President of SOCAN, Director for CARAS, and was a founding member of the Artist Rights Coalition. He also advocates for youth programs, including being the musical representative for the Sir Richard McBride School Playground Campaign.

 

 

Celebration 2012 - Bill Henderson
Bill Henderson
Celebration 2012 - Chilliwack
Chilliwack

The Beautiful Heart Award originated from a quote by renowned music educator Shinichi Suzuki. “Teaching music in itself is not the main purpose of music education. We want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” Music BC Charitable Foundation wants every child and youth in British Columbia to have the opportunity to develop their own beautiful heart through access to music and music education.

 

Celebration 2012 – Music BC Foundation

On December 7th, 2012, the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver plays host as the city comes together to support and thank those who contribute to the Music BC Charitable Foundation. Hosted by the PEAK 102.7FM’s Tamara Stanners, this one of a kind event features performances by some of BC’s best artists and bands, including:

 

Chilliwack
Jim Byrnes
David Gogo
Shaun Verreault (of Wide Mouth Mason)
Steph Macpherson
Steve Dawson
Murray Porter
Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson
Portage and Main
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
Cityreal
Tonye Aganaba & The Foundation
Rainbow Creek Dancers
+ more

After the event, Vancouver’s new music venue FanClub will host an exclusive after party for guests and sponsors.

A Celebration Of BC Music takes place
December 7th, 2012, The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets on sale from the Vogue box office or at NorthernTickets.com
General Admission: $30 + Tax/Fees

Proceeds of this event will support Music BC Charitable Foundation‘s programs!
Music BC Charitable Foundation supports music education throughout British Columbia by providing instruments to underfunded music programs in public schools, Aboriginal schools, community centres, and regional youth orchestras; scholarships for young artists pursuing a career in music, and mentor-based music programs for at-risk youth.

 

A Successful Affair

Top Finisher Charlie Bewley

Last weekend, the streets of Vancouver were stormed by people who stripped down to their underwear, dressed up in skimpy costumes or superhero costumes to bring awareness to below-the-waist cancers. The Underwear Affair took place under hot sunny skies in it’s new location at Concord Pacific Place on the shore of False Creek. The huge fundraiser brought out more than 1000 people to run, volunteer and donate to the 2012 Underwear Affair, altogether, an incredible $633,000 was raised!

Men’s and Women’s Top Finishers

The 2012 run’s top finisher was Twilight star Charlie Bewley setting the pace and crossing the line at 37:40 and first lady was Hennisea Hoy at 41:05.
Proceeds from the Underwear Affair will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation, an independent charitable organization supporting research and care at the BC Cancer Agency. With cancer survival rates better than any other province in Canada, the BC Cancer Agency is a model for cancer care and control around the world and is leading the way in uncovering cures and putting these cancers behind us.

Fun Costumes abound

Together, we’ve all made a difference! For more information about The Affair and to register for next year’s Underwear Affair, visit uncoverthecure.org.

Hundreds turn out to bring awareness to Cancers below the belt