Deerwood School choral risers paid off thanks to two more donations

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Deerwood School’s Grade 2-6 choir performed the two songs that constitute their entries into this year’s Festival of the Arts as a way of saying thank you for donations that enabled them to buy a set of new choral risers May 3.
“They are something that is an asset, an investment in our school for many, many years to come and so we hope that anybody who has a chance to use them will enjoy them and feel the difference and feel confident in their music making,” Deerwood music teacher Peter Frigo told students and invited guests from the Knights of Columbus and the Thompson Community Foundation before leading the choir through a song called “Ghost Ship” as well as a Gaelic lullaby on top of the new risers.
article continues belowGrand Knight Mario Leclerc of the Knights of Columbus presented Frigo with a cheque for $250, while the Thompson Community Foundation’s Colin Bonnycastle presented a cheque for $3,630.75.
These donations, combined with an earlier donation of $250 from United Steelworkers Local 6166, means that the risers are now fully paid off, Frigo said.
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