Special Thanks

We Thank Special People

Some Friends of CASSA donate time or help in other ways to make our Summer School a special one for students.


We wish to extend our gratitude to these individuals and entities, all of whom helped make the recent season of CASS possible. If you read this list and recognize anyone or should you meet any of the following individuals and remember their contribution, please acknowledge that you appreciate their support for Calgary Arts Summer School. If you use a business or service you see listed, please extend our appreciation for the help given to us. 


Government of Alberta - Alberta Foundation for the Arts 

St. John’s Music - Blaine McLaren & staff, pianos and digital keyboards

ActionCOACH International - Cheryl Dyck, Coaching for a Cause 

VCommerce Piano Moving, Delivery & Storage - Vesselin Vassilev, Dimitar Rangelov

Extreme Piano Moving - Fraser Wheaton & staff

Murray’s Piano Services - Murray Seminuk, piano tuning

Harmony Music School - Jacklyn Chan, Jonathan Chan, Lorna Kearnes, office space

ProArts Society  - Damon Johnston, student piano recital at the Cathedral Church of  the Redeemer. 

Georgeanne van Helden and Jonah van Helden - piano performance on June 1, 2016 for ProArts@Noon

RCM Alumni Association, Calgary Branch - Co-sponsor for  Showcase for Emerging Artists, benefit recital

Scarboro United Church - Co-sponsor for Showcase for Emerging Artists, benefit recital.   

Madeleine Dickson - Pianist for Showcase for Emerging Artists, benefit recital. 

Joan Herget - Cellist for Showcase for Emerging Artists, benefit recital

Priscilla King - Priscilla King Donation Fund, matching donations

Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation - Cheryl Cohen, Executive Director, MTS donation

Calgary Board of Education - Chris Meaden, Director; Julie Barton, Fine Arts Specialist; Sonya Gillis, Administrative Assistant; Darren Dyck, Principal 

Chinook Learning - Mary Ellen Dewar, Principal; Erik Sprong, AP; Mark Andersen, AP

St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre - Don Popowich, President; Michele Faryna, Administrator; Dan Zukiwsky, Board Member; Oxana Kravtchouk, Custodian; Greg Faryna, Rigger

Forest Lawn High School - Darren Dyck, Principal and all Administration; Ed Bagay and custodial staff; Leanne Melathopolous, Drama Teacher

Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ARMTA) - Beth Olver, President; Marlaine Osgood, Vice President; Karen MacDonald, Past President; ARMTA Board Members; Calgary Branch President; Barb Robertson, Calgary Branch Treasurer; Sharon Carne, Impromptu Editor & email; Lisa Ng

Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association (APTA) - Dale Wheeler, President; Pamela Unrau, Past President; Penny Carleton, Newsletter Editor; Patricia Coey, Membership Convener & email

Edelweiss Imports Ltd. - Stan and Marianne Kundert, MTS reception, food baskets

Shangarry Bed & Breakfast - Josephine Davy-Seetal, accommodation

Hughes House Bed & Breakfast - Kelly Hughes, accommodation

VH Marketing - Viola Olah, online registration & social media 

Nerds on Site - Michael Duffy, IT support

That’s Entertainment - Manfred Huesken, DVD production

Gus van Helden - photography

Felix and Vicki Reydler - catering for on site lunches

Music Coterie - Alison Crabb, President; Nancie Redekop, Treasurer

Dana Village, Lake Bonavista Village, Chateau Renoir, Garrison Green Seniors Community, Canyon Meadows Senior Residence, McKenzie Towne Retirement Residence, Amica at Aspen Woods - hosting Seniors Residence Recitals 

Seniors Residence Recital performers - Emily Black, Mila Brandman, Jarjay Chen, Wei Hao, Daniel He, Eric Klaszus, Gary Luo, Amy Melnychuk, James Richardson, Jacob Sarkadi, Sara Siddique, Darcy van Helden, Georgeanne van Helden, Jonah van Helden, Jane Wang, Angela Yang, Cindy Zhang

Kathy Milani - programme printing

Volunteers - Nicolas Marinucci, Darcy van Helden, James Wong, Tara McIvor, 

John Person, Barbara Robertson

July 5 & 6 Casino Volunteers

R. Whitworth - volunteer

Michelle Delisle - for her behind-the-scenes work with SAND.

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