Pictured from left to right: Edward J. Mavrinac CCCS Artistic Director, Angie Sudac Mus CCCS Director of Membership, Marko Valčić, CCCS Director of Archives, Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn, Farah Shams OTF Volunteer, Mira Lorkovich Omura CCCS President, Hilde Mesić-Fuchs CCCS Past President and Mary Ursa CCCS Treasurer. (Board members in absentia: Susan Medved CCCS Secretary, Zlata Hečimović-LaDelfa CCCS Director of Special Events
In January 2018, our community events schedule kicked off with a special event in Oakville at Vistamere Retirement Residence. The choir was honoured to meet with Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn and Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer Farah Shams who presented President Mira Lorkovich Omura and the board of directors with a commemorative plaque acknowledging the OTF seed funding grant the choir received in 2017.
The grant is intended to enable the choir to expand its performances and the services it provides, especially to seniors and youth. Expanded programming will include four additional concerts, five free concerts for seniors, two music-therapy workshops, four free music workshops for young musicians and the production of a CD with accompanying printed material. “We are very fortunate to have organizations such as the CCCS that will use this funding to enrich people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage,” said MPP Flynn. After the presentation, selections from the choir’s rich repertoire were performed for the Vistamere residents, staff and guests.