40 MYC® students were invited and were very excited to make the official TV presentation at the BC Children’s Hospital as part of the Miracle Weekend telethon.

Local music students help to raise more than $67,000 for BC Children’s Hospital

Agassiz students part of official TV presentation at the BC Children's Hospital as part of the Miracle Weekend Telethon

Music for Young Children® students across BC, including Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, participated in a “Practice Makes Cents” fundraising event this spring in support of the BC Children’s Hospital. By asking for sponsors to pledge a few cents per minute of practice, about 1,700 students logged in over 3,222 hours of practice and collected an incredible $67,638!

Wendy Guimont from Cranbrook, [provincial coordinator of MYC® teachers] presented a suitcase of money to a BCCHF rep last week in Vancouver and was told that this size of donation usually only comes from large companies and corporations – certainly not from children!

The original goal was to reach $10,000 by May 1 but that was surpassed very quickly. Local students from Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs at Cadenza Music Studio raised more than $745!

Guimont was amazed at the incredible response and attributes it to a great team of MYC® teachers.

“We incorporated the 35th anniversary celebration of the MYC® program with a song composed for students to sing, we asked a student to create a video about how the BC Children’s hospital helped their family, we designed a locally made T-shirt and shipped them to 1,907 students and teachers all around the province, and we have amazing parents and students who jumped on board for a great cause. We are extremely proud of their participation and effort contributing to our MYC® Kids Helping Kids fundraising project.”

40 MYC® students were invited and were very excited to make the official TV presentation at the BC Children’s Hospital as part of the Miracle Weekend telethon.