The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) celebrates their long-service staff at an annual awards celebration to recognize the dedication and contribution that these people have given back to the hospital. This year, on October 19, U-Rock Music School students have been invited to perform during the CHEO ceremony. An honour full of excitement for the school and students. Again, due to COVID restrictions, the ceremony is being held virtually for CHEO staff and family members.
Alex Munter will be the Master of Ceremonies and will be introducing the U-Rock’s stars. Two of those students are honoured to be performing live from their homes for the special broadcast – Katelyn Forsyth and Savannah Philpot.
Other shining stars from the music school will also be performing through featured videos that will play during the ceremony. Those also honoured to perform are: Aidan MacLeod, Jehna Rushton, Connor McRae, Gwendalyn Brown, Sophia Tarini, Mason Hartwick, Savannah Von Teichman, as well as the Crushers C band of fall 2020, Catherine Hnatiw, Abby Thompson, Keira Dixon, Ryan White, Rob White and Landen Slaunwhite.
Cathy Hallessey, owner and teacher at U-Rock, told Stittsville Central, “We are so excited and proud to be part of this big thank you to CHEO staff and even prouder of all of our amazing U-Rock stars.”
“At U-Rock we teach our students to give back to their community through music. We are proud to be part of this very special event,” Cathy added.
“We are very excited, and also very grateful to the U-Rock School of Music for agreeing to help us and connect us with these young talents and their families,” Annic Grondin the Manager of Organizational Development & Learning told Stittsville Central.