Thank You for the Music Society is please to announce the results of our Practice-A-Thon fundraiser, held January 15-28: A total of $10,330 was raised by 10 participating music teachers and their approximately 110 students!
We are so grateful for and humbled by the support of these teachers and students, and we were excited to see the enthusiasm that built around the fundraiser. Check out our Facebook page to see some of the amazing videos and photos that Practice-A-Thon participants shared!
The majority of proceeds from the Practice-A-Thon were donated to the Surrey School District, to purchase a variety of new instruments for several schools. Stay tuned for more information about this major donation, including photos from the upcoming cheque presentation!
TYFTM also presented a portion of proceeds to the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association South Fraser Branch for its support of the fundraising effort among member teachers.
We’d like to recognize some of the top fundraisers among Practice-A-Thon participants:
- Alice from KT Piano Studio in White rock was our grand-prize winner! With help from her brother Alvin, Alice brought in the top donations – more than $900. She collected donations from all over the world. The grand prize was an iPad, which was generously donated by Surrey Costco and a private company.
- Other top fundraisers and prize winners include Harry, who won a speaker generously donated by Yamaha, Nora who won a guitar also donated by Yamaha, and Lia, who won donated Vancouver Symphony Orchestra tickets. Each of these participants raised more than $500 each.
In addition to the major sponsors named above, we’d also like to recognize Chantal Fennell, Piano Tuner Vancouver, who donated a trip to Tofino ($1,000 value)! Your support is SO appreciated. Big thanks also to Tom Lee Music Canada for the ongoing support – for the Practice-A-Thon they donated two $50 gift cards.
Other Practice-A-Thon sponsors donated gift cards, wine and other awesome prizes. We would like to thank Vancouver General Contractors, Trish Wiese from Bitz & Pieces Contractor, Andrea Guzzo from Body Exchange Burnaby, 24 Hour Glass , Boston Pizza Guildford, Guildford Town Centre, Choices Market Surrey, Purdys Chocolatier and Vancouver Canucks.
We couldn’t have done it without all of these amazing sponsors, supporters, and of course all of our awesome participants! Thank you all.