ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
On Saturday, Oct. 28, attendees at Music for the Museum enjoyed a special concert of classical and popular works as a special fundraiser for two children and youth arts-based programs that the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) will be offering in 2024.
Ensuring access to the arts and cultural activities will affect the social determinants of health, support child development, and encourage health-promoting behaviours.
The concert featured pianist Jacquie Dancyger Arnold and clarinetist Hugh Coleman, along with Orillia concert performer and music educator Blair Bailey who was the MC for the performance. Musical selections included percussionist Ross Arnold, mezzo-soprano Laura Kelly and flutist Gail Spencer. The concert can be viewed on OMAH’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/@OrilliaMuseumofArtHistory
The concert raised $9,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, and donations for these two programs:
You Are A Superhero, Empowering Vulnerable Youth. The program will demonstrate how youth can rely on their strengths, abilities and resilience to reach their potential, become engaging citizens, dedicated community members, experience success at school, at work and see themselves as appreciated individuals that have a sense of purpose, belonging, of well-being and good mental health.
Send a Child to Camp OMAH. At Camp OMAH, children make new friends, learn new skills, build their confidence, and explore new interests. It’s a quintessential Canadian rite of passage. OMAH partners with service agencies in our community, like Big Brothers Big Sisters, to ensure vulnerable children can participate in camp, giving them memories that will last a lifetime.
This fundraising initiative ensures arts, cultural and heritage programming is accessible to all, to improve the health and wellbeing of all members of our community.
If you would like to direct your donation to either of these programs, click on either of the links below for:
You Are A Superhero, Empowering Vulnerable Youth: