Quesnel, BC – The TD Bank, through the United Way, has provided $1,000 to assist The North Cariboo Aboriginal Program Society to fund a music program targeted at youth in Quesnel. The money will be used to purchase musical instruments for the society’s Youth After-School Leadership Program located at Baker Elementary School, 610 Wade Avenue.
“We are simply overjoyed at TD Bank’s gift of music” said Lorene Pulles – Team Leader. “Music is a great method for teens to build teamwork skills, think creatively and explore new talents and this funding will give youth who do not otherwise have access to musical instruments the opportunity to explore their musical talents and to participate in musical sessions.”
The Youth After-School Leadership Program sees anywhere from five to thirty children attend each day. The youth were consulted in what instruments they wanted at the centre. They have been able to purchase a piano and three acoustic guitars. Youth between the ages of 12 to 18 can attend. The drop-in centre is open on Wednesday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 8:00pm and Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
“We are delighted to support such great new music program in Quesnel. TD Bank has a long association with the United Way and values the partnership they offer with The North Cariboo Aboriginal Program Society in making events like this happen”, said Zachary Lord, Branch Manager, TD Bank.
United Way of Northern BC has been working in northern communities for over 47 years to help move families from poverty to possibility, help kids be all they can be, and to build stronger communities for all.
For more information contact:
Community Development Officer – NC
United Way Northern BC
250-561-1040 x 103