Friday, June 7, 2013

Thank you for your incredible support on May 11th & beyond!

Wow, we had a wonderful time with everyone who came out on May 11th to the Gladstone Hotel to support Ecole St. Albert Le Grand! We collected an amazing $2,000 from advance tickets and donations at the door from both events, and have about another $1,000 pledged which we hope to collect by the end of June! We would like to give a special thank you to the staff and students at Upper Canada College and Glenn Street School who have continued to support this project through their own fundraisers!

Here is a video from May 11th with some highlights from the incredible performances by Soli and Rob, Naomi Tyrrell, Njacko Backo, The Reel Bulgars, Eh?!, and Mother Tongue.

We will be in touch with Ecole St. Albert Le Grand later in June to finalize the plans for the project that will take place this summer. We will be working to rehabilitate more of the school buildings (hopefully we will complete the rehabilitation for the rest on the main school site!). We'll be sure to post photos of the progress.

In addition to the fundraiser that we held on May 11th, we are also running an online fundraising campaign through Indiegogo - together so far we have raised $855 of our $6,915 goal! We have 23 days left to continue raising funds, and would really appreciate your support - either financially or by helping us to spread the word. If you visit our Indiegogo campaign page (, you will find all of the information about how this money will be used to assist Ecole St. Albert Le Grand with starting a new small business. You can choose to donate any amount that you wish, or select one of the donation levels that have exciting perks like...

  • a thank you card from students at Ecole St. Albert Le Grand, 
  • a video of the students singing you a personalized thank you song, 
  • an invitation to a thank you dinner party at our place in Toronto, 
  • or a private performance by the one and only Njacko Backo!

We appreciate your support and encourage you to share the Indiegogo campaign with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. There are sharing tools provided on the Indiegogo page which make it easy to forward using email or using social media tools. The short link for the website is

Together, we are making a huge difference for the children in Bazou! Our vision is to assist the school to be come financially independent by the end of our 5 year partnership so that they can continue to maintain the school infrastructure without increasing school fees.

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