And thus, the “Ladies of the Street” choir was born.
A few years after they formed the choir, they thought they’d like to share their music in a concert setting. They invited friends and family for an evening of music and merriment. The audience was so inspired that they suggested the ladies could charge for their concert and perhaps raise money for a local charity.
A new tradition began.
Each year at their annual concert, the Ladies choose a local charity to support. This year, they chose Misericordia Health Centre Foundation. In particular, they are directing the money towards the music programs in our Life Enrichment program. The concert was held in the home of Ron and Sandi Mielitz who also provided tours of their gorgeous home garden.
About 100 guests gathered in their home on a hot June evening. A few Misericordia staff members attended to share with the concert-goers how their gifts would impact the lives of people living at Misericordia. Throughout the evening, guests shared stories of relatives who were currently living or had once lived at Misericordia, and how pleased they were that their donations would go toward a program that would provide a deep level of joy. They had all experienced first-hand the importance of music in communicating with their moms and dads, aunts and uncles. They knew the benefits of singing and music for anyone of all ages and abilities. It’s a universal language.
A sincere thank-you to the Ladies of the Street choir, along with their friends and families who raised $6,000 that evening. Their gifts will allow the residents at Misericordia to create their own beautiful music and fill their lives with the beauty of song.
Anyone can host their own fundraiser in support of the causes that mean the most to them. If you are interested in supporting Misericordia Health Centre Foundation please call 204-788-8458 to discuss how your gifts can make a difference here.