Art Christmas Memorial Bursary
Recipients

2012-2013

 Sydney Kennedy (Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School)

2013-2014

 (no recipient this year)

2014-2015

 Heather Woolridge (Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School)

2015-2016

 Brennah Freer (Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School)

2016-2017

 Michael Hill (Great Lakes Secondary School)

2017-2018

 Brianna Maitland (Great Lakes Secondary School)

2018-2019

 Alexandra Graham (Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute)

 Davis MacKinlay (North Lambton Secondary School)

Dear Christmas Family,

As I just finished my first semester at Fanshawe College for Music Industry Arts, I wanted to give you an update and again say thank you. 

My course consists of many different classes regarding the music industry, ranging from music business, performance, social media, engineering, theory, and production. I am really enjoying all aspects of this program and the opportunities it is opening up for me. 

Thank you again for seeing my potential and helping me get through this new chapter of my life. I will continue working hard and making music. 

 

 

Davis MacKinlay (2018-2019) 

 Art Christmas               College, University         Bursary                 2 awards at $100        The Art Christmas Memorial Bursary is awarded

 Memorial Bursary                                                                                                                 to students with outstanding community service

                                                                                                                                              that are aimed at a field in Music as a major

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Art Christmas Music Therapy Donation

A special thank you to the following people who made a personal donation to the bursary:

Tim Lockwood (french horn)

Sheilanne Lindsay (violin)

Greg Mainprize (drums/percussion)

Mitch Tyler (bass)

Irene Whelan

Ruth Bracken

Doug & Kathy Bracken

Noreen Scott

Bruce Bracken

The Art Christmas Memorial Concert was held in October 2014, with part of the proceeds being donated to the Music Therapy Program at Bluewater Health Foundation, recognized as the "Art Christmas Music Therapy Donation".  Several musicians, vocalists and behind the scenes crew donated their time and talent for this event, and were a huge part in making this benefit possible. This donation is the gift that keeps on giving ensuring that Art's name will live on for many years to come.  A memorial bench was placed in one of the lovely healing gardens at Bluewater Health, and the dedication plaque reads . . .