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Young Musicians Support Affordable Housing

By Contributor
March 20th, 2015

Twenty-three young musicians gathered recently at Nelson United Church to showcase their talents in support of affordable housing in Nelson. Over $5,700 was raised for Nelson CARES’ Room to Live campaign.

“The students wanted to give something specific and tangible, so all the proceeds will be used to provide apartment sized refrigerators for 28 of the units in Ward Street Place,” said Anne Macdonald, president of the Nelson branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.

All the performers and teachers willingly gave their time to organize, practise and perform. 

“This is another example of the strong arts community in Nelson and how those artists share their time and talent to help others,” said Ron Little, Chair of Nelson CARES.

“We had no idea such a simple concept could inspire such a wonderfully large donation. I was very moved by what these young musicians accomplished

Homelessness and poverty are very real in our community and preserving affordable housing is a crucial piece in supporting individuals who want to reach a more stable live.

Thanks to Nelson United Church, all the teachers and students and to the donors who make this generous gift possible. Learn more at and


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