Concert in Care, in Robson Square
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
800 Robson Street
Whether it is the rising crescendo of a strings quartet or the Appalachian twang of a blue grass trio, B.C. seniors regularly experience the rich and vibrant sounds of a live concert right in their residential care homes.Now the public is also being offered the unique opportunity to experience several free performances by Concerts in Care at Robson square.
The BC Care Providers Association in partnership with Concerts in Care, a division of the Health Arts Society, is pleased to offer the public a glimpse of these incredible performances at a special free concert:
Date: Tuesday, July 29th
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Special Announcement: 12:30 pm
Location: Robson Square (underground plaza – skating rink)
Christopher Gaze, Founder and Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach and Board member Health Arts Society will emcee the outdoor concert. Featured performances include the Borealis String Quartet, pianist Karen Lee-Morlang & Nick Apivor, and the Swingin’ Gypsy Jazz ensemble Van Django.
In attendance will be Daniel Fontaine, CEO for the BC Care Providers Association and David Lemon, Executive Director or the Health Arts Society. A number of seniors from residential care communities will also be in attendance to enjoy the outdoor concert.
Concerts in Care is an organization which brings the rich experience of performance arts to seniors in care homes across the province. Since 2009, the organization has delivered over 640 concerts to BCCPA member care homes across the province, with 369 of those programs funded by the Health Arts Society.
BCCPA is the industry association representing private and non-profit care providers. Established 37 years ago, we have 263 non-denominational, faith-based and commercial members across British Columbia. In addition to creating over 15,000 direct and indirect jobs in the continuing care sector, BCCPA members care for more than 11,000 seniors each day in residential care and assisted living, and over 10,000 each year through home care and home support. For more information, please visit www.bccare.ca