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Grade 10 Boys from St. George’s school put on charity concert

$16,640 raised for children with disabilities 

December 6, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Five students in Grade 10 at St. George’s School put on their second charity concert, raising $16,640 to help with an Easter Seals House room renovation project this year. 

Harry, Michael, Owen, Samuel and Eddy have a passion for music and giving back to their community, and with the guidance of their music professors, they have all experienced the immense power of music and feel its potential to change the world for the better.  

“Many children have met barriers to obtaining the resources and support they so desperately need, yet they aspire as much as we do to pursue their passion and be loved,” said all five boys. “We believe that with your help we can grow closer to a future where every child is given the opportunity to develop to their full potential.” 

After successfully raising nearly $9,000 for Easter Seals in 2021, this year’s concert grew bigger, with five additional guest performers joining the boys on stage that was held at the Koerner Hall, and sponsored by Tom Lee Music, Steinway & Sons, and Vancouver Academy of Music.  

Everyone at Easter Seals is so appreciative for the amazing support, hard work and generosity from these wonderful five boys, their special guest performers, the wonderful student volunteers, Cathy and everyone involved. The concert is not only full of talent, but is so inspiring and heartwarming at the same time”, says Shannon Bernays, Manager of Community Partnerships at Easter Seals.  

“The funds that this concert raises are going to Easter Seals House which is a home-away-from-home for people need a place to stay when they have to travel to Vancouver for medical care and treatment,” adds Bernays. “We have been providing this home for over 65 years and it continues to be an important and affordable place that many people and families need, in what can be a very stressful time when they arrive in Vancouver.” 

In the spirit of the season, the boys are asking the community to consider a donation to Easter Seals House and make this special time of year a little more merry and bright for families.  

Donations can be made at www.eastersealsbcy.ca 


About Easter Seals BC/Yukon and BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities 

Easter Seals BC/Yukon is one of British Columbia’s legacy charities and is operated by the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities (Society) to help individuals with diverse abilities. Since 1947, the Society has provided programs and services to families and persons with diverse abilities that help improve their quality of life.Over 75 years, the Society has helped over 1,000,000 families in need through transportation services, child health research, Easter Seals summer camps, Easter Seals House, post-secondary bursaries at seven regional colleges or universities, community access services, and patient care programs.  


Media contact: 

Jennifer Vasarhely, Marketing & Communications Manager 

Easter Seals BC/Yukon 

C: 604.551-8809 


Fundraiser puts a spin on riding for charity

November 22, 2022 – Kelowna, BC – Local resident Michelle Webber put on her third Spin-A-Thon Fundraiser, taking part in all five spin classes in one day at her favourite spin studio, raising $16,850 for Easter Seals.  

“I came up with the idea back in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. When we couldn’t get together to celebrate birthdays, I decided to turn it in to something good and raise money for a cause that is so close to my heart,” says Webber. 

Raised with a sister with disabilities, Michelle knows firsthand the amazing impact that Easter Seals camps and services have, not only for a person with disabilities, but for their family as well.  

“Every year, my younger sister would look forward to her week-long trip to Easter Seals Summer Camp. This was a place and a time where she would grow exponentially in areas like independence, confidence and social intelligence, among others,” adds Webber. “She had an amazing time and loved every moment of her time away.” 

As an avid fitness and spin enthusiast, Michelle decided that she would ride all classes offered by PACE Spin Studio in one day and turn it into a fundraiser for Easter Seals. This year, the fundraiser grew in to a larger community event with her friends and community joining in. 

Among the spinners were local Virgin Radio hosts, B Mack and Karly, who were excited to break a sweat in aid of such a deserving local cause. And, TWP Fitness joined in the event, donating a day’s profits from their food and beverage bar.  

“Over 25,000 people use Easter Seals programming and services each year, and we’re dependent on fundraisers and donations from the community to keep them going,” says Webber.  

In the spirit of the season, she’s asking the community to consider a donation to Easter Seals and make this special time of year a little more merry and bright for families.  

Donations can be made at www.eastersealsbcy.ca