It was confirmed this week that Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, the lead singer of Our Lady Peace, will be performing in the St. Michaels University School chapel on June 23rd. The concert, which will raise funds for War Child Canada, is being organized by Victoria-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Mayzel, who decided to involve the school after learning about SMUS’ commitment to War Child.
“The annual Keep the Beat marathon at SMUS is a great example of how the students have embraced the work that War Child does,” says Mayzel of the annual music event staged by the student-led Arts Council. “The support they have shown in putting this event together has been extraordinary.”
An intimate, acoustic event in a small venue, 350 concert goers can expect a one-of-a-kind performance from the Juno-award winning artists. Raine and Chantal are as well-known for their performing and songwriting as they are for their involvement in global issues through organizations like War Child, which strives to help children affected by war, including child soldiers.
“War Child’s mission is to ensure the protection and wellbeing of the world’s children,” says War Child’s founder Dr. Samantha Nutt, who will also speak at the event. “Thank you to SMUS for contributing to a vision of a world where all children are protected from the ravages of war.“
Tickets for the concert will go on sale today. Prices range from $100 for students to $250 for the closest seats, which will put the performers at arms reach from the audience. All proceeds go to War Child Canada.
“I feel empowered to know that my support of War Child’s work makes an incredible difference,” says Chantal Kreviazuk. “If we want to change the world, this is where we start.”