En Harmonie 4 Kids helps Sun Youth
On April 14th, adults and kids joined forces to help children in need at the En Harmonie 4 Kids concert, organized by the Mountainside United Church in support or Sun Youth. For the seventh year in a row, several musical ensembles from across the city took part in the event.
These included the Mountainside United Church Choir, the Junior Chorale of the English Montreal School Board, the Montreal Chinese Children's Choir, le Petit Chœur de Rosemère, the McGill Conservatory Children’s Choir, the Sainte-Anne Singers and the Dolce Musica Ensemble of the Westmount Youth Orchestra. Sharing the stage in the beautiful Mountainside United Church they were able to captivate the audience through the evening with a wonderful two-hour performance.
The funds will be specifically used by the organization to help families that are referred through youth centres. The money collected will also help fund Sun Youth's Bullying Prevention and Conflict Resolution program in schools. For 16 years now, Sun Youth’s program promoting prevention against intimidation and the resolution of conflicts among students provides schools with social mentors who are working hand-in-hand with the school staff in order to foster positive relationships between students and to develop extracurricular programs. Since 1998, Sun Youth has developed several partnerships with health and social services organizations (Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, le Centre Jeunesse de Montréal-Institut universitaire, Batshaw Youth and Family Services) who work with children and their families.
Sun Youth and Mountainside United Church would like to thank everyone who attended the concert, all the volunteers who gave their time to ensure that the event could actually take place, the crowd for their support and finally all the young people and young at heart who performed magnificently, giving their own time to help children less fortunate than them. With the combined efforts of everyone over $6000 was raised for Sun Youth.
Final song performed by all ensembles who participated in the event “En Harmonie 4 Kids”. Photo: Caroline Viger-Lazare