Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding Grant Celebration Concert
On January 17, 2018, the Canadian Croatian Choral Society was honoured to perform for residents of Oakville’s Vistamere Retirement Residence to celebrate a very special occasion. Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville and Farah Shams, a volunteer with the Ontario Trillium Foundation presented CCCS President Mira Lorkovich Omura and the CCCS board of directors with a beautiful commemorative plaque acknowledging the OTF seed funding grant the choir received last year.
The grant will enable the choir to expand its performances and the services it provides to the community, especially to seniors and youth. Expanded programming will include four concerts for the community, five free concerts for seniors, two music-therapy workshops, four free music workshops for young musicians, as well as the production of a CD and printed material to share with the community.
“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.
Pictured from left to right: Edward J. Mavrinac CCCS Artistic Director, Angie Sudac Mus CCCS Director of Membership, Marko Valcic, CCCS Director of Archives, Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn, Farah Shams OTF Volunteer, Mira Lorkovich Omura CCCS President, Hilde Mesic-Fuchs CCCS Past President and Mary Ursa CCCS Treasurer. (Board members in absentia: Susan Medved CCCS Secretary, Zlata Hecimovic-LaDelfa CCCS Director of Special Events)