“We were eager to showcase the calibre of talent coming out of college,” said Oak Bay resident Mel Cooper, honorary event chair. “There is no better way than by honouring David, one of our country’s greatest talents.”
The event marks the inaugural presentation of CCPA’s Legend Award to Foster, the evening will feature a gourmet dinner, live auction, and concert featuring Foster’s music performed by CCPA graduates.
The event is generously supported by Bayview Place and Kenneth W. and Patricia Mariash.
“We are very pleased to be able to support the next generation of great Canadian artists and celebrate David Foster as the first recipient of the Legend Award,” said Kenneth W. Mariash Sr.
“Investing in arts, culture and education is an important part of building a thriving community,” said Patricia Mariash. “That principle is evident in the design of Bayview Place and the Roundhouse development and underscores our philanthropy across Canada.”
Funds raised will support CCPA’s mission to provide training in the performing arts at a subsidized rate.
The event is June 30 in the Roundhouse Car Shop at Bayview Place in Victoria. Tickets are $300, available through eventbrite.ca or by calling 250-595-9970.
CCPA alumni from western Canada:
· Award-winning recording artist, Carly Rae Jepsen
· Award-winning TV and movie veteran, Ali Liebert
· Composer, musician, performer and Broadway World Toronto Award Winner, Elliott Loran
· Award-winning veteran actor, Allison Macdonald
CCPA alumni from central Canada:
· Broadway actor, Matt Alfano
· Award-winning actor, writer, director and producer, Charlie David
· Broadway actor, Sam Strasfeld
· Disney show runner, producer, director and actor, Derek Baynham
CCPA alumni from eastern Canada:
· Award-winning actor, producer and director, Julie McIsaac
· Award-winning actor, Justin Bott
· Cirque de Soleil performer, Stephanie Fournier
· Renowned singer/songwriter, Michelle Thibodeau