National college to receive its largest donation ever on the eve of Canada 150

June 30, 2017

Victoria, BC – The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) and Patricia and Kenneth W. Mariash Sr. are welcoming David Foster and over 450 guests to Bayview Place Roundhouse.

The event will be a celebration of the musical legacy that Foster has provided the country and the evening will provide a legacy of a different kind. “We are using this event to announce a $100,000 donation to the Canadian College of Performing Arts, ” says Mariash. We believe in the passion and talent of the students that the college trains,” The donation is by far the largest that the college has received from any one donor.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is owned and operated by The Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS), a non-profit society and registered charity. “This evening will be a huge celebration for us,” says Marguerite Rowe, Chair of the society. A celebration of Canada, of the amazing talent up on stage and of the generosity of our sponsors.

The event will also feature alumni of the college who will be performing songs written and produced by Foster (as well as some other special guests).

CCPA benefits promising talent, attracting students from across the nation and around the world.


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