Music Heals Dim Sum Social raises over $200,000 for music therapy!

By Laryssa Vachon December 8, 2021

A collective pause.

 

Feelings of fear & anxiety as we all wondered “will it ever feel like before?”

When it seemed like everything we had to look forward to faded away, music reminded us that we were not alone

When we became numb to the meaning behind “cancelled”, music found its way into our kitchen dance parties, headlined our living room Zoom concerts and echoed through the streets from balconies all over the world.

Music helped us connect when “the before times” felt so far away. 

And while “the before times” feel closer than ever as we ring in the season with clinking glasses, celebrating the power of music; we know there is still so much more work to be done and we can’t do it alone. 

So thank YOU for Turning up for Music Therapy! 

On Thursday November 25, Music Heals returned for our first official in-person event since March 2020 and hosted a Dim Sum Social for our friends and donors to celebrate the holidays and raise funds for music therapy for 2022. Together, we raised over $200,000! And we couldn’t do it without all the amazing help we received from the Music Heals team, volunteers, and sponsors! 

Event Sponsor: Dayhu Group

Entertainment Sponsor: Tony Kalla from Westbridge Capital

Pictured: Vox Rea performing a song for the event!

THANK YOU:

Jak’s Liquor for providing the delicious red and white wine for the table and ICT Group for the floral centrepieces.

Frankly glasses for the Surprise & Delight Giveaway, and Live Nation for donating the grand raffle prize: concert tickets for upcoming shows with Mother Mother, Bryan Adams, 54-40, Dierks Bently, The Offspring & Simple Plan, Imagine Dragons, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa!

Imagine That Events for the beautiful pipe and drape, which elevated the back drop of our stage, and Promosa for the audio and visual equipment!

Pictured: Rup Loops performing a live looping experience with #MusicMakesMe quotes from around the room.

And a special shoutout to Here & Now Productions for producing the event! Thank you for turning up, thank you for making noise, and thank you for believing in the healing power of music.


Photography by Caleigh Kats.

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Mark your calendars and help Music Heals as we aim to spread the power of music from coast to coast in 2022:

Join us at Let Her Sing: March 8th at The Fairmont Pacific Rim, and Strike a Chord, which returns to the Fabulous Commodore Ballroom Fall 2022.

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