Music for Young Children

Music for Young Children

May 10, 2005 09:44 ET

Children help burn victims

Music students donate $42,280 to The Fire Fighters Burn Fund Inc. Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor KANATA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 10, 2005) - By practicing the piano approximately four million minutes, thousands of Music for Young Children students across Canada have raised $42,280 which is being donated to local Fire Fighters Burn Funds.

Over a four to six week period, parents were asked to donate a penny for every minute of practice - this is a great way to motivate students and they feel good about donating to such a worthwhile cause. MYC is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with this fund raiser.

"It's really heartwarming to see and to know what MYC teachers and children are accomplishing. Either someone will be spared the agony of a burn because of something they learned in a prevention program, or their outcome will be better because of improvements in care that will be funded," Martin Johnson, Chairman of the Manitoba Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

Cheques have been presented to the various Fire Fighters Burn Funds across Canada and in some cases donated to the Red Cross for the Tsunami Relief Fund.
This successful Canadian music program is taught throughout Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, Australia and South Korea with 24,000 students registered this year.
For more information contact your city's representative directly (listed below) or Janice Reade, Public Relations in Ottawa at 800-561-1692

British Columbia
$10,120.37 BC teachers Wendy Guimont 800-828-4334 Cranbrook

$250.00 Sheryl Dubois 780-723-5267 Edson
$150.00 Elsie Koreman 780-986-9271 Leduc
$100.00 Karen Clausen 403-208-0624 Calgary
$97.58 Nancie Redekop 403-243-3320 Calgary
$90.27 Cathy Gomes 780-962-1548 Spruce Grove
$75.00 Gail Berg 403-746-2930 Eckville
$66.00 Wendy Nielson 403-362-3989 Brooks
$62.69 Carla Weisberg 780-987-5146 Devon
$46.22 Crystal Kerr 780-622-3764 Fox Creek

$827.83 SK teachers Kinsmen Telemiracle, Anita Kuntz 306-636-2692 Estevan
$194.30 Kim Kent 306-543-1022 Regina
$105.00 Cora Melanson 306-692-7319 Moose Jaw
$75.00 Laurie Johanson 306-793-2020 Stockholm

$9167.38 Manitoba teachers, Marilyn Unrau 204-257-1071 Grande Pointe

$6,820.61 Windsor teachers Windsor-Essex Cnty FireFighters Burn Fund,
Lilly Senko 519-739-0121
$1,438.21 Kim Crawford 905-780-8462 ON teachers,
Ross Tilley Burn Centre Toronto Richmond Hill
$1,363.80 Sandra Poolton 519-669-8941 Elmira
$1,000.00 Niagara teachers, Ted Ellis 905-735-8815 Welland
$942.67 Eastern Ontario Heather Koss-Huisman 613-445-1477 Ottawa
$800.00 Linda Coffey 519-669-8173 Elmira
$668.50 Beth Hazlitt 519-524-2597 Goderich, Red Cross Tsunami fund
$526.00 Nancy King 519-824-0872 Guelph Tsunami fund
$400.05 Shirley Jemmett 519-942-8675 Alton Orangeville teachers, Hospital for Sick Children
$350.00 Beth Gladstone 519-678-3756 Highgate Essex County Burn Unit
$277.50 Barb Thomson 519-654-0112 Cambridge Tsunami fund
$270.00 Kathy Schmidt 807-577-6999 Thunder Bay
$134.00 Andrea Acres 905-563-0150 Beamsville
$104.00 Sherri Granka 519-752-7889 Brantford Burn Trauma Unit Hamilton General
$98.23 Wendy Guenard 519-623-8793 Cambridge
$50.00 Amy Rau 519-236-4555 Zurich
$40.00 Janice Long 519-885-6112 Waterloo
$30.00 Andrea Pringle 905-713-0619 Aurora
$15.00 Elizabeth Hackett 519-578-9378 Kitchener Tsunami Fund

New Brunswick
$2,475.55 NB teachers, Doris Sabean 506-852-4980 Moncton

Nova Scotia
$1,880.24 NS teachers, Peggy Harrison 902-434-3929 Dartmouth

$1,081.00 Newfoundland teachers, Heather Meaney 709-753-0218 St. John's

$87.00 Allison Shelby 703-938-8054 Vienna Int. Ass. Fire Fighters Burn Foundation WA

Contact Information

  • Janice Reade, Public Relations, Music for Young Children
    Primary Phone: 613-592-7565
    Toll-Free: 800-561-1692